Spring 2019 Ho‘opuka

Welcome to our latest cohort of alumni as the 78 students completing their East-West Center awards participated in the Ho‘opuka (“passing through” ceremony) at the Imin International Conference Center at Jefferson Hall on May 2, 2019.


Hoopuka04-Layla-blogEast-West Center Participant Association (EWCPA) president Layla Kilolu (MURP in Urban & Regional Planning, 2017-2019) beautifully moderated the graduation ceremony. Select students who have exhibited leadership skills and dedicated service to the EWCPA community were invited to share their East-West Center experience. The following are excerpts of the speeches by Dewi Setiani (MEd in Educational Foundations, 2017-2019), Takumi Aoki (MA in Second Language Studies, 2017-2019), and Tsolmontuya “Tsom” Altankhundaga (MPA in Public Administration, 2017-2019).

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East-West Center Association
Chapter Development Committee, Quarterly Reports
2019 2nd Quarter Chapter Reports (April to June)
Editor: Dr. Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen
Vice President for Chapter Development


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SAVE THE DATE!  EWC/EWCA 60th Anniversary International Conference in Hawaii

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Join us in celebrating the East-West Center’s 60th Anniversary at the upcoming EWC/EWCA 60th Anniversary International Conference on June 30-July 2, 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Come back to Hawaii to join international colleagues renew acquaintances, network, and make new professional contacts. Visit the conference website for more information as it becomes available and be sure to check back periodically for updates.

Conference Theme: “Moving Toward a Sustainable Future in the Indo-Asia-Pacific”
Dates: Tuesday, June 30 – Thursday, July 2, 2020
Venue: Hawai’i Convention Center and East-West Center Campus
Website: EastWestCenter.org/hawaii2020
Questions?: Email hawaii2020@eastwestcenter.org | Call 1-808-944-7506

We look forward to seeing you in Hawaii in June 2020!

Quarterly Reports from EWCA Alumni Chapters (1st Quarter 2019)

East-West Center Association
Chapter Development Committee, Quarterly Reports
2019 1st Quarter Chapter Reports (January to March)
Editor: Dr. Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen
Vice President for Chapter Development


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East-West Center Memories – Share your fondest EWC memories with us

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EWC is celebrating its 60th anniversary next year. In anticipation, we are asking everyone to share his or her fondest EWC memory with us. Share stories of your experiences at EWC, what you are doing now, and how the Center influenced you.

What do you remember or treasure most about the EWC? Is there a special story or experience you would like to share? Did you meet your spouse at EWC? Did you obtain a degree that helped you establish/further your career? Maybe cooking and sharing meals with participants from around the world at the Hale Manoa kitchen is a memory that comes to mind.

Got a memorable photo to share?  We would love to see it. Share your story with us at EWC Memories and we may feature it online.