Leadership and community building in the Asia Pacific region : EWC/EWCA 50th Anniversary International Conference 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2-5, 2010 : [program]

EWC/EWCA International Conference
East-West Center
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Honolulu, HI : East-West Center
On Friday, participants were welcomed by an opening ceremony of taiko drumming, hula dance and welcome addresses from Center and Hawai‘i officials.<br><br>Over the next the next three days, the conference featured more than 50 expert discussion panels on a range of key regional issues, including climate change, U.S. foreign policy, education issues, governance challenges and more.<br><br>Participants, many of whom had not seen each other or returned to Hawai‘i since they were students at the Center, also enjoyed a variety of social festivities, including the EWC homecoming open house; a dinner honoring Hawai‘i Senator Daniel K. Inouye with the East-West Center Association’s Makana Award; a luncheon recognizing distinguished alumni and exceptional volunteers and alumni chapters; an Independence Day reception with the Royal Hawaiian Band.<br><br>The EWC/EWCA 50th Anniversary International Conference concluded with the biennial alumni conference’s traditional Aloha Dinner and alumni talent show. The dinner capped a four-day conference and reunion that brought together more than 800 EWC alumni and friends from 35 countries.
Hosted by the East-West Center and the East-West Center Association ; held at the Hawaii Convention Center & East-West Center campus.<br><br>For more about the East-West Center, see <a href="https://www.eastwestcenter.org/">https://www.eastwestcenter.org/</a>
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