Posted by: friendsofewc | November 2, 2016

2016 Friends of the East-West Center Annual Meeting

Wednesday, November 9

Halekulani Hotel, Hau Terrace
2199 Kalia Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815


Dr. Charles E. Morrison
President, East-West Center


Change & Opportunity

c_morrison-new-250Dr. Charles E. Morrison has been president of the Center since August 1, 1998. He has had extensive involvement in the conceptualization, organization and funding of policy-oriented educational research and dialogue projects in both Japan and the United States, and has long been involved in promoting the concept of Asia Pacific community.

A brief business meeting will precede the program in order to elect new members of the Board of Directors for 2016-2017 and to adopt amended Bylaws.

11:15 a.m. – Registration
11:45 a.m. – Annual Meeting
12:00 p.m. – Lunch & Program

(inclusive of service charge,
tax and parking).

Ph. 944-7111/ 944-7691
Fax 944-7376

Click here to download the event flyer.

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 12 noon

Maple Garden Restaurant, 909 Isenberg Street, Honolulu

The US Presidential Election: A View from a Chinese Political Reporter

People around the world have followed the U.S. presidential election with great interest because the results will have an impact extending far beyond America’s borders. There’s been especially keen interest in China, a nation that’s often a hot topic in presidential debates and whose future is tied to what happens in the U.S.. Some Chinese have watched the election campaign primarily for entertainment, but many others have tried to figure out what the election will mean not only for the U.S. but China as well as the rest of the world. China Daily political reporter WANG Xu shares his perspectives on the U.S. presidential election and the future of Sino- U.S. relations.

WANG Xu (Andy) works in the political desk of China Daily. Wang earned a B.A. degree of Japanese
Language and Literature (2012) and a M.A. degree of International Journalism from Renmin University of China (2014). From 2014, Wang became a correspondent of China Daily in Beijing. He covered diplomatic activities of Chinese president and premier, including President Obama’s 2014 state visit to China and President Xi Jinping’s 2015 state visit to U.S, as well as the China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogues in 2014 and 2015. He is currently with University of Hawai`i’s Parvin Fellows Program.

To RSVP, please call 944-7111 or email

Click here to download the event flyer.

Posted by: friendsofewc | September 19, 2016

Clear Thinking on the South China Sea


Thursday, 13 October 2016, 12 noon


Maple Garden Restaurant, 909 Isenberg Street, Honolulu


Clear Thinking on the South China Sea 


Dave Stilwell

The South China Sea is a hot topic these days. Brigadier General Stilwell will offer his thoughts on the current state of the US-China relationship since the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea invalidated China’s 9-dash Line claim. He will offer his assessment of China’s long-term strategy, including Beijing’s intent behind East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone, as well as the many issues surrounding a South China Sea ADIZ.

Brigadier General Dave Stilwell retired from the Air Force after 35 years in uniform and is currently Adjunct Senior Fellow at the EWC. He began his career as a Korean linguist and later majored in Asian Studies and Chinese language as an East West Center participant 1987-1988.  BrigGen Stilwell has flown 2500 hours in the F-4 Phantom II and the F-16 Fighting Falcon with deployments to South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar.  He most recently served as the Base and Wing Commander at Misawa Air Base, Japan; as Defense Attaché to the People’s Republic of China 2011-2013; and most recently as the Policy and Strategy advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for all Asia security issues.  He is married to former East West Center staff member Jan Watanabe, and they have two children, Dane and Janae.

  • The seminar is $20.00 for Friends of the East-West Center members, EWC and UH students and $25.00 for non-members with luncheon served after the talk. Payment may be made in advance or at the door. Checks should be made payable to Friends of the East-West Center. Seating is first-come, first-served at the Maple Garden Restaurant.
  • Please return the form below by mail, fax or email. Reservations must reach us by noon of the day before (October 12). Changes cannot be accommodated thereafter
  • No-shows please honor your reservation with payment.

Please reserve______place(s) for the October 13, 2016 meeting of the CHINA SEMINAR.






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