Join us in looking back and moving forward…
Founded in 1960, the East-West Center turns fifty in 2010 and we hope you will join us in celebrating this significant milestone in as many ways as you can!
Looking back, it took nearly a week for Shuichi Fujibayashi to travel from Yokohama to Honolulu on the S.S. President Cleveland in 1967! On board he was excited to meet other EWC grantees — from Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Burma, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa and Guam.
Hula dancers met the ship at Aloha Tower and, draped with flower leis, the eager new arrivals headed for the campus where they joined still more Asians and Americans, both teachers and students, all committed to learning in a true cross-cultural community.