An East-West Center Gathering in South Asia

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Dear EWCA Alumni,

The East-West Center will hold its International Media Conference in New Delhi, India on September 8-11, 2016 with the theme “South Asia Looking East.” The Center’s last International Media Conference was held in Yangon, Myanmar in 2014 and drew more than 400 attendees including journalists, policymakers, business professionals and EWC alumni.
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Message of concern for EWC alumni in Nepal

The East-West Center community expresses its sympathy and deep concern over the loss of life and on-going crisis in Nepal resulting from the devastating earthquake. Our hearts go out to the family members of those who lost their lives and to the thousands who are still trying to locate family and friends, who lost property, or who have had to leave their homes. We know that rebuilding, psychologically and physically, will require enormous leadership, stamina, and resources, and we hope to be able to help.

We encourage all EWC alumni to use this blog site and visit the EWCA Facebook page to connect with the wider EWCA community. We also invite you to share your images, stories or reflections regarding the experience on the EWCA Facebook page and EWCA blog as a central communication point for EWC alumni affected by the earthquake. Please share any news about EWC alumni in the region who may have been affected and any relief activities that the EWCA chapter or individual alumni may be undertaking so that we can share that information with the Center community.

We hope that the international community can effectively help local citizens and authorities in the recovery and rebuilding efforts. Click here for a list of organizations that are dedicated to the relief effort in Nepal.

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East-West Center and East-West Center Association Mourn the Passing of Senator Daniel K. Inouye

Senator Daniel K. Inouye

United States Senator Daniel K. Inouye, World War II veteran, Medal of Honor recipient and Hawaii’s senior Senator, passed away from respiratory complications on December 17th at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He passed away peacefully with his wife and son beside him.
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September 2009 Winners of the EWCA E-mail Update Drive Drawing

Congratulations!! September 2009 Winners of the EWCA Email Update Drive drawing:


$50 Amazon.com Gift Card – Frank Duffy (CI 80-82)

$50 Amazon.com Gift Card – Yoshihiko Shibata

$50 Amazon.com Gift Card – Joshuah Totten-Greenwood


These winning East-West Center Association (EWCA) members updated their contact information with the EWCA and as a result were entered in the EWCA Email Update Drive drawing! Each winner will receive a gift card code via e-mail that they can use to redeem for items of their choosing at Amazon.com. New winners will be chosen each month from now until December 2009. Make sure that you update your contact information and have your name entered in the next monthly drawing!

Act now: Update your contact information

As we approach our 50th Anniversary, we’re making a special effort to update our EWCA Alumni records. This is the second out of 5 Monthly Drawings that will award $50 Amazon.com Gift Cards (3 drawings each month from August 2009 to December 2009), so there’s still time to be a winner.

Enter the monthly drawings:Update your contact information

In addition to the monthly drawings, all entries received before January 1st, 2010 will be eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing awarding one free round trip airline ticket to attend the 2010 50th Anniversary Conference in Honolulu (valued at up to $1,750). Each entry will also be entered in a drawing for 3 second prize awards awarding free 2010 50th Anniversary Conference registration. Grand Prize Drawing and second prize awards will be awarded in January 2010.


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NSF Awards East-West Center $1.4 Million to Study Development’s Role in Avian Flu Transmission

Source: East-West Center News

HONOLULU (Sep. 1) – The East-West Center (EWC) was awarded a three-year grant for $1,398,380 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate the impact of development-based environmental change on avian flu transmission. The project, “CNH: Coupled Natural-Human Systems and Emerging Infectious Diseases,” will examine the interaction of urbanization, agricultural change, and habitat alteration with outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in poultry in Vietnam.

“Studying the role of societal development in disease transmission is urgent and critical for improving the prediction and control of disease,” stated Jefferson Fox, East-West Center Senior Fellow and member of the team heading up the project. “The outcomes will be useful in designing policies for preventing and managing infectious disease outbreaks in Vietnam and other developing nations.”

Between December 2003 and August 2005, three waves of HPAI in Vietnam have resulted in 45 million bird deaths and 106 confirmed human cases with 52 deaths. As part of the coupled natural-human (CNH) system, people are exposed to infectious diseases from each other and other animals. Previous research suggests that disease outbreaks are associated with environmental changes that occur as societies evolve. However, the mechanisms underlying these outbreaks are not well understood because the CNH interactions are so complex. The findings from this study will help inform the Emerging Infectious Disease (EID) research community about the significance of development-based environmental change and perceived human risks in disease outbreaks.

The project will bring together a diverse multidisciplinary team of specialists from the East-West Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Hanoi University of Agriculture in Vietnam. It will also include the participation of graduate students in an NSF funded IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship) in the fields of ecology, conservation, and pathogen biology.

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August 2009 Winners of the EWCA E-mail Update Drive Drawing

Congratulations!! August 2009 Winners of the
EWCA Email Update Drive drawing:


$50 Amazon.com Gift Card – Rutchell Batan Enriquez (APLP 2004)

$50 Amazon.com Gift Card – Muhammad Sarwar Alvi (PhD, 1973 et al)

$50 Amazon.com Gift Card – Lisa Va’ai (BA, 2005)


These winning East-West Center Association (EWCA) members updated their contact information with the EWCA and as a result were entered in the EWCA Email Update Drive drawing! Each winner will receive a gift card code via e-mail that they can use to redeem for items of their choosing at Amazon.com. New winners will be chosen each month from now until December 2009. Make sure that you update your contact information and have your name entered in the next monthly drawing!

Act now: Update your contact information

As we approach our 50th Anniversary, we’re making a special effort to update our EWCA Alumni records. This is the first out of 5 Monthly Drawings that will award $50 Amazon.com Gift Cards (3 drawings each month from August 2009 to December 2009), so there’s still time to be a winner.

Enter the monthly drawings:Update your contact information

In addition to the monthly drawings, all entries received before January 1st, 2010 will be eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing awarding one free round trip airline ticket to attend the 2010 50th Anniversary Conference in Honolulu (valued at up to $1,750). Each entry will also be entered in a drawing for 3 second prize awards awarding free 2010 50th Anniversary Conference registration. Grand Prize Drawing and second prize awards will be awarded in January 2010.


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August Question of the Month

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Results from the July Question of the Month

Have you updated your email address and contact information for a chance to win free airfare to the 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee?

  • Yes – can’t wait for the drawings to start (60%)
  • I will, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet (30%)
  • I’m still deciding whether or not I want to (0%)
  • I’m not planning on updating my information (10%)