EWCA Okinawa Chapter Organizes Event for 20th New Generation Seminar Participants

On October 3rd, 2010 the EWCA Okinawa Alumni Chapter and its Chapter Leader, Choko Takayama, organized a reception, which was hosted by the 20th EWC New Generation Seminar participants, in Okinawa.

The 20th New Generation Seminar focused on “Asia Pacific Security and the U.S. Role” with visits to Okinawa, Tokyo and Seoul. Participants explored the shifting political, economic and security dynamics in the Asia Pacific region and what it means for the future of the U.S. role. With the sinking of the Cheonan in March, the resignation of Japan’s new Prime Minister largely over the Okinawa base issues, resource conflicts in the South China Sea and new tensions between China and Japan over the Senkaku Islands, the program felt very relevant to the important issues of the day.

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EWC Alum Elected as Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland

On February 4, 2010, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake succeeded Sheila Dixon as mayor of Baltimore. It has been reported that Stephanie, at age 39, is the second youngest mayor in the city’s history; second only to Martin O’Malley, who was 36 at the time he entered office.

In November 2007, Stephanie participated in the East-West Center’s 17th New Generation Seminar, when she was Council President at the Baltimore City Council.

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