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East-West Center Oral History Project : Kenji Sumida

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Title:East-West Center Oral History Project : Kenji Sumida
Contributors:Tabusa, Phyllis (interviewer)
Sumida, Kenji (interviewee)
Date Issued:31 Jul 2007
Publisher:Honolulu, HI : East-West Center
Abstract:Kenji Sumida served as President of the East-West Center from 1995 to 1997. Appointed by the Board of Governors upon the departure of President Michel Oksenberg, Sumida shepherded EWC through a 50% reduction-in-force when Congress reduced the budget from $24 to $10 million. By 1997, Sumida and his management team had reduced fixed costs to within the bounds of the $14 million Congressional allotment for that year. During his tenure Sumida also worked to raise Congress's awareness of Center resources and to re-energize the Center's relationship with its alumni.

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Description:Interviewed by Phyllis Tabusa, July 31, 2007 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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