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

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER
Chapter President: Barbara Bornet Stumph

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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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Quarterly Reports from EWCA Alumni Chapters (3rd Quarter 2018)

East-West Center Association
Chapter Development Committee, Quarterly Reports
2018 3rd Quarter Chapter Reports (July to September)
Compiled by Dr. Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen
Vice President for Chapter Development

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Thank you to the 16 Chapters who submitted their third-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) ASDP (Dona M. Cady); 2) Brisbane, Australia (Iraphne Childs); 3) Chennai, India (Dr. S. Rajamani); 4) Colombo, Sri Lanka (Asanga Tilakaratne); 5) Dhaka, Bangladesh (Abu Ekramul Ahsan); 6) Hawaii, USA (Carl Hefner); 7) Hong Kong (Mark Sheldon); 8) Islamabad, Pakistan (Arjumand Faisel); 9) Kansai, Japan (Fumiteru Nitta); 10) Mumbai, India (Sarosh Bana); 11) Northern California (Barbara Bornet Stumph); 12) Okinawa, Japan (Kiyoshi Nakachi); 13) Seoul, Republic of Korea (Eunyoung Cho); 14) Singapore (Alice Seok Hoon Seng); 15) Southern California, USA (Claire Langham); 16) Tokyo, Japan (Yasuo Hoshino)

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Islamabad Chapter Uses Art to Raise Awareness of Climate Change Issues

A group of 16 artists led by the curator of Gallery6 and EWCA Islamabad Chapter Leader, Dr. Arjumand Faisel, attended a retreat in Naran to produce artworks that would help create awareness on climate change issues. The purpose of the retreat was to development visual art work that can subsequently be used to create awareness about factors leading to climate change and its resultant negative impacts. The retreat was jointly sponsored by PTDC, Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change, Snow Leopard Foundation, Gallery6 and East West Center Association, Islamabad Chapter.

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Quarterly Reports from EWCA Alumni Chapters 2018 (1st Quarter)

East-West Center Association

Chapter Development Committee, Quarterly Reports
1st Quarter Chapter Reports (January to March 2018)
Compiled by Dr. Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen
Vice President for Chapter Development

Thank you to the twelve Chapters who submitted their first-quarter reports for 2018. Your submissions help us and others to know how active the Chapters are and to show your continued patronage for EWCA/EWC outreach. The following Chapters and representatives responded this quarter:1) ASDP (Dona M. Cady); 2) Australia – Brisbane (Iraphne Childs); 3) Bangladesh (Ekramul Ahsan); 4) Hong Kong (Mark Sheldon); 5) Japan – Kansai (Yumiko Okamoto); 6) Korea – Seoul (Eunyoung Cho); 7) Laos – Vientiane (Chanthavong); 8) Nepal – Kathmandu (Nirendra Maske); 9) Pakistan – Islamabad (Arjumand Faisel); 10) Pakistan – Karachi (Ghazala Fasih); 11) Singapore (Alice Seng Seok Hoon); and 12) Vietnam – Hanoi (Hoe Hoang).

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