East-West Center Day (Updated)

By Beryl Yang
EWCA Hawaii Chapter Travel Grant RecipientsOn Saturday, May 10, the EWCA Hawaii Chapter sponsored a celebration of East-West Center Day at Hale Halawai. Following opening remarks by special guest speaker Raymond Burghardt, the Hawaii Chapter announced five student recipients of the EWCA 2008 Summer Travel Grant: Thuy La (Vietnam), Maria Chelo Manlagnit (Philippines), Carl Polley (USA), Turro Wongkaren (Indonesia) and Stuart Candy (Australia). Continue reading

EWC Director of Seminars meets with Kansai Chapter members

Ray Burghardt and EWCA members in KyotoOn April 21, a beautiful spring day, Ambassador Ray Burghardt, Director of East-West Seminars, met with EWC alumni in Kyoto at a lunch organized by the EWCA Kansai Chapter at the Hotel Granvia. Ray brought the alumni up-to-date on developments at the Center and heard from them about how important the EWC experience had been for their lives. After the luncheon meeting, alumni chapter president, Tomohide Ashida, gave Ray and Susan Burghardt a tour of some of Kyoto’s most famous sights.