2008 EWCA International Conference

The 2008 EWCA International Conference is underway in Bali, Indonesia with one day remaining. The welcoming remarks were given on November 13 by The Honorable Aburizal Bakrie, Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare and U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Cameron R. Hume. The keynote address was given by East-West Center President Charles Morrison.

The summary and full remarks given can be found here.

More soon!

Live Streaming Video from Bali

UPDATE: We will not be able to bring live streaming video as planned due to technical difficulties in Bali. We hope to post the videos of the scheduling streaming after the conference. Please check back for updates.

The Associates Office is experimenting with new technology and are planning on streaming live video from the Bali Conference. Check back on this blog during the following dates and times to get the link to the video stream. If you miss the live stream you can always check back here and we will have the links to the videos posted.

– November 13, 9 am Bali Time (3 pm HST), Opening and Keynote Speeches

– November 14, 12:30 pm Bali Time (6:30 pm HST), Speech by Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle

– November 15, 5:00 pm Bali Time (11:00 pm HST), EWCA Membership Meeting

If you have any questions regarding live video streaming feel free to leave a comment!

Bali Conference Registration

The Bali Conference is less than two weeks away. We are still taking registrations for the conference. For more information on late registration rates please see click here. The Online Registration is no longer available. Please register in person at the Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel at the following dates and time:

– Wednesday, November 12, 12 pm – 5:30 pm, Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel Lobby

– Thursday, November 13, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, Outside of Griya Agung Ballroom

– Friday, November 14, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Secretariat Room, Gianyar Room

2010 International Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii

In 2010, the East-West Center will mark 50 years of working to promote understanding and cooperation in the Asia Pacific region, including the United States. This golden anniversary year is an opportunity both to celebrate the accomplishments of the Center’s first 50 years and to look forward to addressing the needs and challenges of the Asia Pacific community today and in the years to come.

One of the premier events of the 50th anniversary celebration will be the EWC/EWCA International Conference 2010 in Honolulu from July 1 to 5, hosted by the East-West Center and the East-West Center Association. The conference theme is “Leadership and Community Building in the Asia Pacific Region.”

The 21st century is often characterized as the era of the post-national and the global. However, the world is still made up of diverse nations and states, and the survival and success of the global community depend on the ability of these nations and peoples to understand and cooperate with each other.

The challenges of the 21st century cover virtually all aspects of life and society, including commerce, human rights and cultural identity. Globalization increasingly requires that problems of the environment, social welfare and technological innovation be dealt with in frameworks larger than the nation state. At the same time, states and governments also face issues that are smaller in scale than the nation state, including response to localized natural disasters, ethnic and religious conflicts, and demands from regions and other groups for changes.

The EWC/EWCA International Conference will consider the position, importance and relevance of national interchange and interaction in the 21st Century and the impact of social, cultural, technological and political factors on traditional national frameworks and new international frameworks and institutions. In doing so, it will draw on the richness of experience gained in half a century of study and involvement by alumni and staff of the East-West Center.

Since it is being held in Hawai‘i – the crossroads of the Pacific and the home of the East-West Center – the conference will also provide an opportunity for the EWC community to “return to the source” to renew old friendships and make new ones. We hope you will start making plans soon to join us!


Registered conference participants

Curious to see who’s attending the EWCA International Conference in Bali? Go to www.eastwestcenter.org/bali2008 and click on the “Registered Participants List” link to see who has already registered. Currently, there are nearly 200 people registered and list is updated every Friday so check back often!

And don’t forget – the last day for abstract submission and early registration is Monday, June 30. If you want to take advantage of the special discounted registration fee of $175 for EWCA members and guests, be sure to send in your registrations by June 30. You can register online or send it in via post, fax or email. We look forward to seeing you in Bali in November!

Abstracts for Bali Conference due soon!

The deadline for submitting abstracts for consideration for the 2008 EWCA International Conference is June 30, 2008!

All papers should be related to the conference theme “Building an Asia Pacific Community: Unity in Diversity” and one of the subthemes. For a complete list of subthemes and how to submit abstracts please click here.

You don’t have to present a paper to attend the conference, so for those who want to register click here for registration information. The last day for early registrations is also June 30, so don’t delay!