Quarterly reports from EWCA Alumni Chapters (4th Quarter)

East-West Center Association

Chapter Development Committee, Quarterly Reports

2016 Fourth Quarter Chapter Reports (October-December)

Compiled by Dr. Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen
Vice President for Chapter Development

Thank you to the 12 Chapters who submitted Quarterly Reports. Your submissions as well as your ongoing commitment to EWC and EWCA outreach are sincerely appreciated. The following Chapters and representatives responded to the call for reports: 1) APLP (Miloni Gandhi)  2) ASDP (Dona Cady)  3) Beijing (Hongxia Zhang)  4) Chennai (S. Rajamani)   5) Brisbane (Iraphne Childs)  6) Hawaii (Carl Hefner)  7) Islamabad (Arjumand Faisel)  8) Kansai (Yumiko Okamoto)  9) Laos (Chanthavong Saignasith)  10) Malaysia (Gan Siowck Lee)  11) Manila (Ramon Clarete)  12) Mumbai (Sarosh Bana)  13) Nepal (Nirendra Maske)  14) New York (William Armbruster)  15) Northern California (Barbara Bornet Stumph)  16) Okinawa (Kiyoshi Nakachi)  17) Singapore (Alice Seok Hoon Seng)  18) South Korea (Eun-Young Cho)  19) Taiwan (Frank L. Hung)  20) Tokyo (Kazuhiko Takemoto)

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Nineteen chapter reports were received for this quarter’s report.

Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP)
This quarter APLP completed their inaugural APLP Global Day of Service – where APLP alumni around the world participated in community service activities. They used this event as a way to give back to their communities and celebrate the graduation of APLP G15!
Below is a list of participants from the first day of service. They hope to double this number next year.  They also released another issue of the Navigator newsletter.
Dayaprasad Kulkarni (G11), Syracuse, New York – Volunteered at Mountain Goat Run
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Submitted by Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

April 2016 - 1

East-West Center Association Executive Board at the EWC/EWCA International Conference, Manila, January 2016

As EWCA Executive Vice President for Chapter Development, I am pleased to present the following reports.  Twenty-one chapter reports were received for this quarter’s report.
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EWCA Chapter Report Highlights for October 2015

Submitted by Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen
Twenty-two chapter reports were received for this quarter’s report.

Highlights include the following:

There is a great buzz regarding the 2016 EWCA International Meeting in Manila! Nine chapters reported they were sending representatives. There may be more, but this is the count received in the reports. These include the APLP, ASDP, several members from the Bangladesh Chapter, others include Faisalabad, Korea, Mumbai, New York, Okinawa, and Singapore.
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Quarterly Report from EWCA Alumni Chapters (April 2012)




I am happy to inform the Executive Board that nineteen chapters responded to the call for Chapter Quarterly Reports for our April, 2012 meeting.  Though some chapters have not had much to report for this quarter, we continue to thank you for your response.

The following chapters submitted their quarterly report:  1) Bangladesh Chapter (Abu A.M. Ekramul Ahsan)  2)  Beijing Chapter (Pan Zhongming)  3)  Brisbane Chapter (Iraphne Childs)  4)  Chicago Chapter  (Pam Drymiller)  5)  Faisalabad Chapter (Muhammad Ibrahim)  6)  Hanoi Chapter (Hoang Hoe)
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EWC Research Program Director Visits Pakistan

EWC Research Program Director, Dr. Nancy D. Lewis delivered a special lecture on Globalization and health in South Asia, organized by the Sustainable Developing Policy Institute in Islamabad, Pakistan on January 12, 2011. Dr Abid Q. Suleri, Executive Director of the Sustainable Development Policy Insitute (SDPI), conducted the proceedings and underlined the need for efficient track II diplomacy among nations to effectively deal with the growing economic and social challenges across globe.

Dr. Lewis shared her experiences of South Asia with the audience and talked on various aspects of concern including Asia’s population issues, environmental challenges, globalization and Asia’s health. Citing some key figures of global and Asian health situation, she underlined that a safer future was both a collective aspiration and a mutual responsibility.

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EWC Day in Islamabad, Pakistan

The EWCA Islamabad Chapter (EWCA-IC) will celebrate on May 14th, 2010 the  East-West Center Day in Islamabad, Pakistan with an exhibition of 30 paintings from local cinema billboard painters. These billboard painters were supported through Rs. 40,000 seed money for this exhibition through the left over funds of Community Service Project (CSP) of the EWCA-IC.

Cinema billboards, with their dazzling images were a part of the popular culture of major cities in Pakistan. Their enormous scale, bright color and melodramatic imagery was used to excite the public. The visual power of these illusionist billboards was integral in building the public’s fascination with film starts for nearly five decades. However nowadays, with the demolishing of cinema houses and the replacement of hand painted billboards by panaflex, the cinema billboard painters are struggling financially.

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