Sharanya Dilip, a participant from India in the East-West Center's Asia Pacific Leadership Program, discusses her 2015 GIST (Group Independent Study Travel) experience focusing on educational technology in South and Southeast Asia. http://EastWestCenter.org/APLP+ More details
Richard Hornik, Director of Overseas Partnership Programs Center for News Literacy, School of Journalism at Stony Brook University Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 East-West Center Imin International Conference Center The Wednesday Evening Seminar looked at the importance of media in our lives. This discussion examined the use of news media to teach critical thinking skills throughout a network of university settings across Asia. The discussion looked at key concepts of finding and applying local media examples in different contexts. We also looked at cases from university course development programs in the United States, Hong Kong and Mainland China, Russia, and Vietnam. Richard Hornik is Director of Overseas Partnership Programs for the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University, where he has lectured on journalism since 2007. In the fall of 2012, he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Hong Kong. A journalist and news executive with over 30 years of global experience, he is also an editorial consultant, who has designed and implemented editorial reorganizations at Reuters and the Harvard Business Review. In 2011, he served as the Harvard Business Review’s Interim Editor.+ More details
Keynote Address by: Dr. Motohiro Tsuchiya Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University The 14th East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference February 12, 2015+ More details
Professor Stewart Firth Research Fellow, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program College of Asia and the Pacific Australian National University Wednesday, 10 December 2014 Stewart Firth has been interested in the Pacific Islands since teaching at the University of Papua New Guinea in its early years. He also taught at the University of Hawaii, and from 1998 to 2004 he was Professor of Politics at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. In between came a couple of decades teaching politics and international relations at Macquarie University in Australia. Professor Firth coedited The 2006 Military Takeover in Fiji: A Coup to End All Coups? (ANU Press 2009) and wrote Australia in International Politics: An Introduction to Australian Foreign Policy (3rd ed; Allen & Unwin 2011).+ More details
From October 17-20, 38 Pakistani journalists from across the country gathered in Islamabad to reflect and strategize on the future of media in Pakistan at the National Alumni Conference for the East-West Center’s Deepening Democracy through Media in Pakistan project. The four year project (2011-2014), funded by the US Embassy in Islamabad, was designed to promote free, fair and responsible media in Pakistan to help the country cope with the political and developmental challenges and to bridge the gaps in understanding between the United States and Pakistan. The cornerstone activity of the project was the Pakistan-US Journalists Exchange program, which brought 30 Pakistani journalists to the United States and 26 American journalists to Pakistan over four years, but also included Pakistani journalists’ participation in East-West Center’s on-going multilateral study and travel programs the Jefferson Fellowships and Senior Journalists Seminar.+ More details
Our Road is the Sea Dr. Sitiveni Halapua Friday, September 26, 2014 Dr. Sitiveni Halapua is the Co-Director of the East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program and a member of Parliament in the Kingdom of Tonga. In this address to the participants of the Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan, Dr. Halapua shares his experiences with re-thinking a sustainable solution to sea transport challenges to/from the remote Tongan islands of Niuatoputapu, Tafahi and Niuafo‘ou. He discusses the disconnect between the formal regional integration processes in the Pacific Islands and the needs of people outside the capital cities by talking about his attempts to design, finance, and build a ‘boat for the poor’ that suits the unique needs and situation of people in his ancestral home islands.+ More details
I made a sketch for a barn, that has a meditation room on top, all made in Timber Frame, and with a possibility to make an ecologic insulation with hempcrete. I did it to give the people of the East-West Center in Villers-devant-Orval a view on a possible way to build a nice ecological construction.+ More details
Mr. Mark Stege Councilman, Maloelap Atoll Local Council East-West Center Thursday, September 25, 2014 Climate-induced human migration makes a quiet but notable appearance in the third U.S. National Climate Assessment released in May. It comes in chapter 23, in the form of a ‘key message’ to the 100,000 or so atoll inhabitants within the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands region: “Mounting threats to food and water security, infrastructure, and public health and safety are expected to lead to increasing human migration from low to high elevation islands and continental sites.” Though a number of efforts are underway to address the need for displacement planning, there remains little research, however, on ways to operationalize displacement planning at a local scale. Stege discusses a participatory management tool that is designed to empower atoll communities by engaging them in an empirical, solution-oriented decision-making process based on the notion of atoll habitability thresholds. He develops an evidence base for atoll habitability thresholds, drawing from state-of-the-art research across selected thematic areas including flood risk, water security, and community resilience. Mark Stege operates a Marshallese owned consulting firm focusing on education, environment, and heritage, and is an elected council member of the Maloelap Atoll Council in the Marshall Islands. He recently completed a 12-month fellowship at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society and the Sabin Climate Change Center for Law, as part of an M.A. in Climate and Society at Columbia University, following 12 years of research and professional experience in a broad range of Pacific Island affairs with emphasis on the Micronesian region.+ More details
A panel of experts who contributed to the Hawaii & Pacific Islands section of the 3rd U.S. National Climate Assessment discuss regional highlights of the assessment report. Featuring: • Victoria Keener, Research Fellow, East-West Center & Lead Principal Investigator, Pacific RISA • John Marra, Coastal Geology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration • Thomas Giambelluca, Climatology and Hydrology, University of Hawai‘i • Deanna Spooner, Environmental Policy and Management, Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative • Steve Miller, Endangered Species Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service • Maxine Burkett, Environmental Law, University of Hawai‘i • Jeffrey Polovina, Ecosystems and Oceanography, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Filmed at the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii May 6, 2014+ More details
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