The East-West Center Association (EWCA) hosted an informal luncheon for about 130 new East-West Center (EWC) students during the EWC Fall semester orientation. The luncheon was held on August 10, 2011 at the EWC Imin Center (aka Jefferson Hall).
The East-West Center Association (EWCA) represents the 55,000 individuals who have participated in East-West Center programs since it was established in 1960. EWCA provides many programs and services for its members throughout Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. These services and programs are designed to support the Center’s mission to help build an Asia Pacific Community and to extend the outreach of the East-West Center.
There are nearly 50 East-West Center Association (EWCA) chapters throughout Asia Pacific and the United States. The goal of each chapter is to support the Center by broadening its outreach throughout the region. Chapters facilitate professional networking through a variety of activities including informal get-togethers, seminars, lectures, and workshops. Chapters also support the Center by helping to recruit qualified participants for Center programs, increasing awareness of the Center, and carrying our community service projects.
In November 2009, we received a series of reports from more than a dozen of EWCA Chapters, here is a summary from some of their activities in the year 2009. While some of the reports include activities that have already happened in this 2010, the reports provide a clear idea of the activities that the EWCA Chapters.
Reading these chapter reports shows the active international network of the East-West Center Association, and is like traveling around the world without leaving your chair.
Source: East-West Center News
On March 9, 2010, EWC Senior Fellow and prominent energy market analyst Fereidun Fesharaki has established a fund to help Iranian and other participants attend the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Leadership Program.
Under an agreement recently signed with the Center, Dr. Fesharaki has pledged to donate his full monthly take home EWC salary, which will exceed the $25,000 necessary to establish a scholarship fund. The Fesharaki Scholarship Fund will be used to fund awards of at least $1,000 each year for one or more students, with a preference for (but not limited to) Iranian students from Iran or elsewhere outside the United States. Awards will be granted based on financial need, leadership experience, educational achievement, and funding availability.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to have been able to develop my professional career in part through my association with the East-West Center,” Fesharaki said. “I want to contribute back and set an example for others to do so.”
EWCA Hawaii Chapter Picnic
Saturday- August 22nd at 11 am
Each year, the EWC Alumni Association Hawaii Chapter Board organizes and co-hosts a welcoming barbecue picnic at Kapiolani Park for all incoming East-West Center Students. This event is always enthusiastically attended and anticipated each year and is a fitting conclusion to the student orientation week.
As a member of the EWC Hawaii Alumni Chapter, we would like to invite you to and your family (children are welcome) to join us for this picnic. The picnic will be held on Saturday, August 22nd at 11 am at area 14 of Kapiolani Park under the big Banyan trees (across from the tennis courts on Paki Avenue). Please join us and bring along your favorite potluck dish to share.
The Hawaii Chapter co-sponsors the picnic and each year donates about $800 towards this event. If you are not able to attend, but would like to help support this special event for the EWC students, we would gladly welcome any contributions from the Hawaii alumni. Please make your checks out to:
- EWCA-Hawaii Chapter
- Mail to East West Center Associates Office 1601 East West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601, Attention: Noreen Tanouye
If you have any questions, please email Alumni@eastwestcenter.org or call (808) 944-7506.
Please join us to renew old friendships and meet the new students. We hope to see you all there!
EWCA Hawaii Chapter
Results from the July Question of the Month
Have you updated your email address and contact information for a chance to win free airfare to the 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee?
- Yes – can’t wait for the drawings to start (60%)
- I will, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet (30%)
- I’m still deciding whether or not I want to (0%)
- I’m not planning on updating my information (10%)
The 2008 East-West Center Association International Conference, “Building and Asia Pacific Community: Unity in Diversity” will be held in Bali, Indonesia, November 13-15, 2008.
Join us for a professional networking conference bringing together East-West Center researchers, alumni, students, friends, and other interested professionals to discuss key issues in the region. Continue Reading »