East-West Center 50th Anniversary Commemorative 2-Volume Set


East-West Center


Honolulu: East-West Center

Publication Date: 2010
Binding: paper


The East-West Center has produced two books in commemoration of its 50th anniversary. A complimentary 2-volume set may be ordered for the cost of shipping and handling (limit one set per person per order). Single copies of The East-West Center Legacy and East-West Center: Fifty Years, Fifty Stories are also available individually for the cost of shipping and handling.

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The PDF version of the book contains links to the Center's Oral History Project.

The East-West Center Legacy highlights ways in which the Center and its network of staff, students, professional participants, and alumni have helped to shape the region. Nine legacies were selected from hundreds of collaborative projects involving almost 60,000 participants and staff over five decades. Described in a series of short vignettes, the selected legacies illustrate the wide diversity of Center activities and its distinctive collaborative approach to work. Historical photographs of the Center's dramatic buildings, designed by renowned China-born architect I.M. Pei, and color photographs from around the Asia Pacific region and U.S. illustrate the vignettes.

Common themes across all the legacies are the power of collaboration in creatively finding solutions and the importance of work that is relevant to real-life problems. In 2001 the Center opened a program office in Washington, D.C., to enhance U.S. engagement and dialogue with the Asia Pacific region and it regularly hosts workshops and conferences throughout a region that stretches from the United States across the Pacific to the western border of Iran.

Reflecting on the Center's fiftieth anniversary, President Charles E. Morrison says, "The East-West Center looks with pride on its accomplishments as an institution and on those of its alumni," adding that "building upon these legacies to strengthen cooperative work on regional and often global concerns is the primary task for the Center community as it celebrates its anniversary and rededicates itself to building a peaceful, prosperous, and just Asia Pacific region."

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East-West Center: Fifty Years, Fifty Stories profiles East-West Center alumni. Women and men of high promise, East-West Center alumni have gone on to become presidents and prime ministers, leading educators and business executives, senior journalists and social advocates. Many are trailblazers influencing change at the grassroots, local, national, regional, and international levels. They have earned recognition for pioneering solutions to long-standing problems; others are emerging leaders dedicated to forging better futures for their communities.