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EWC 50 Spotlight: East-West Center’s ‘Priceless Legacy’ is Revealed in 50th Anniversary Commemorative Video

In honor of the East-West Center’s 50th anniversary, the commemorative video, “A Priceless Legacy,” was featured at the recent dinner launching the year’s celebrations.  In the video, the Center’s history unfolds through a series of interviews with key leaders and current East-West Center participants who share their reflections.  

U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye explains why Hawai’i was the ideal location for the creation of the Center, and leading East-West architect I.M. Pei contemplates his role in the development of an innovative campus that reflects the coming together of diverse cultures. Former Governor George Ariyoshi explains how Hawai‘i’s aloha spirit has a transformative impact on the Center’s participants, which was underscored by the life-changing experience recounted by EWC Board of Governors Chairman Puongpun Sananikone while reflecting on his time as a student fellow at the Center during the ‘60s.  The Center’s president, Charles E. Morrison, concludes that “leadership is about service and the East-West Center has been teaching that for 50 years – that you can change the world … in a way that serves the people.”

Click here to watch the video on YouTube.

Posted on Feb. 3, 2010