East-West Center to Honor Outstanding Chapter at 2014 Okinawa Conference in September

The East-West Center has announced the Chapter that will be honored with the Outstanding Chapter Award at the Center’s upcoming international alumni conference in Okinawa.  This award recognizes outstanding East-West Center Association chapters that have provided significant contributions to the goals and programs EWCA of the including an active and committed membership, activities which broaden the outreach of the Center into local communities and programs which benefit and interest the local alumni.


Lahore, Pakistan Chapter

The Lahore Chapter strives to promote community awareness of socio-economic issues and has organized numerous educational and social activities in the community such as providing clean drinking water as well as distributing textbooks and related materials to children from marginalized families. The Lahore Chapter’s leader, Arfa Zehra recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award at Pakistan’s Teacher’s National Conference.



The awardees will be honored at the East-West Center/EWC Association’s major biennial international conference, which will be held Sept. 17-19, 2014 at the Pacific Hotel Okinawa in Naha City. Several hundred international scholars, officials, educators and business leaders are expected to attend the conference on “Developing a Peaceful and Sustainable Asia Pacific Community.”

The conference is jointly presented by the East-West Center, an internationally recognized education and research institution headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the East-West Center Association, the organization that represents the Center’s more than 62,000 alumni throughout Asia, the Pacific and the U.S., many of whom now serve in positions of responsibility in their respective fields.

For more information or to register online, visit: EastWestCenter.org/okinawa2014

Or call: +1 808-944-7506.