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
Questions?: Email | 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

EWC Memories

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.


President and Senior Staff Visit Alumni

As part of our alumni revitalization strategy in the lead up to the 60th celebrations, Center staff are meeting with alumni as they deliver programs in the region.


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Open Letter from Barbara Bornet Stumph

Chapter President: Barbara Bornet Stumph


As an English and Ancient World History teacher and grandmother, Barbara Lee Bornet Stumph, MS, is one of 250 Americans who enrolled in the China Art Academy International College (CAAIC) to learn traditional Chinese calligraphy and ink painting. In 1965-1966, Barbara tackled intensive Mandarin and related studies at the East-West Center, University of Hawaii. “We want to go to China,” she declared. “You will go to Taiwan on field study,” answered Dr. John Young, Administrator. Her first trip to China 20 years later in 1986 on a Stanford Fulbright. One year earlier in 1985, Phyllis Case Bennett enrolled a handful of Americans in the CAAIC Short Term Study Program of traditional Chinese calligraphy/painting. Former President Xiao Feng welcomed the group in the beginning; in recent years, Dean Jin Zhilin, has advocated for continuance of the unique program in this longest exchange program of its type. It is located at beloved West Lake, Hang Zhou, China.

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Quarterly Reports from EWCA Alumni Chapters (4th Quarter 2018)

East-West Center Association
Chapter Development Committee, Quarterly Reports
2018 4th Quarter Chapter Reports (October to December)
Compiled by Dr. Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen
Vice President for Chapter Development

Thank you to the 25 Chapters who submitted their fourth-quarter reports for 2018. Chapter submissions help us and others to know about your activities and your continued patronage for EWCA/EWC outreach. The following Chapters and representatives responded this quarter. These include:

1) APLP (Melissa Pawneshing); 2) ASDP (Dona M. Cady); 3) Brisbane, Australia (Iraphne Childs); 4) Chennai, India (Dr. S. Rajamani); 5) Colombo, Sri Lanka (Asanga Tilakaratne); 6) Dhaka, Bangladesh (Abu Ekramul Ahsan); 7) Faisalabad, Pakistan (Muhammad Ibrahim); 8) Hawaii, USA (Carl Hefner); 9) Hong Kong (Mark Sheldon); 10) Islamabad, Pakistan (Arjumand Faisel); 11) Kansai, Japan (Fumiteru Nitta); 12) Karachi, Pakistan (Ghazala Fasih); 13) Kathmandu, Nepal (Nirendra Maske); 14) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Dr. Gan Siowck Lee); 15) Mumbai, India (Sarosh Bana); 16) New York (Bill Armbruster); 17) Northern California (Barbara Bornet Stumph); 18) Okinawa, Japan (Kiyoshi Nakachi); 19) Seoul, Republic of Korea (Eunyoung Cho); 20) Singapore (Alice Seok Hoon Seng); 21) Southern California, USA (Claire Langham); 22) Taipei, Taiwan (Gary Lin); 23) Tokyo, Japan (Yasuo Hoshino); 24) Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (Amaraa Batchuluun); 25) Vientiane, Laos (Chanthavong Saignasith)

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