Okinawa Conference Report


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More than 300 EWC alumni, friends and colleagues from 28 countries gathered at the 2014 EWC/EWCA International Conference in Naha, Okinawa on Sept. 17-19, 2014.The conference program on the theme of “Developing a Peaceful and Sustainable Asia Pacific Community” featured more than 100 presenters involved in substantive panels and expert discussions on a range of key regional topics, as well as a special luncheon honoring EWC’s 2014 distinguished alumni and volunteers.

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“The very first EWC student to step off the boat in 1960, the late Abdul Zia … once observed that at the East-West Center there are no foreigners,” Center President Charles E. Morrison said in the conference’s keynote address. “I always found that very apt, both as a description of a reality and as an aspiration for how we want it always to be … we are one family, sharing a dream together as we navigate toward a destiny of a better region and better world.”

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2014 EWC/EWCA International Conference in Okinawa

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Date: September 17-19, 2014

Venue: Pacific Hotel Okinawa in Naha City

Theme: “Developing a Peaceful and Sustainable Asia Pacific Community”
Join international colleagues in renewing acquaintances, making new professional contacts, updating your knowledge of the region, and discovering the beauty and diversity of Okinawa at the EWC/EWCA International Conference.

Registration and Call for Papers are now open!
Register and submit your abstract now to guarantee the early registration rate of $275. Early registration and Call for Papers ends on April 30th.

To register and for more details about the conference, go to the conference website at