EWC Community Mourns Passing of Senator Inouye


Sen. Inouye with EWC students in 2007.

The East-West Center community is greatly saddened by the passing of Hawai‘i Senator Daniel K. Inouye, long one of the Center’s most avid supporters. EWC President Charles E. Morrison extended the EWC community’s heartfelt condolences to Senator Inouye’s family and loved ones.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of a great patriot and statesman who served his nation and state in many different capacities,” Morrison said. “Senator Inouye has always been the staunchest supporter of the East-West Center, not just in Washington, but also frequently interacting with participants and alumni. We will sorely miss him.”

“Thanks in large part to the Senator, the Center has a strong set of programs that serve an important function in U.S.-Asia-Pacific relations and understanding,” Morrison said. “Moving ahead, our work is one of the many legacies that Senator Inouye leaves behind.”