Philippine Congressman Walden Bello will discuss Geopolitics in APEC: The Philippines, China and the U.S. Pacific Command in a free public lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, November 10 in the UH Mānoa Architecture Auditorium.
Bello is a professor of sociology and public administration at the University of the Philippines Diliman and the founder and executive director of the international policy research institute Focus on the Global South.
He will address the implications of China’s assertiveness on the complex geopolitical relationship involving this rising power, the Philippines, a weakened United States and the rest of Asia.
As part of the 2011 APEC activities in Honolulu, the APEC Climate Center holds its annual symposium at the East-West Center’s Keoni Auditorium on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus October 17–20.
The University of Hawaiʻi is the local host along with the International Pacific Research Center, the climate center at Mānoa’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology.
The 20th Annual Northeast Asia Economic Forum takes place August 8–9 in Waikīkī. Northeast Asian and North American policymakers, business leaders, academics and members of nongovernmental organizations will discuss trade and economic partnership, energy, cross-border infrastructure and financing as a precursor to the APEC Summit in Honolulu in November.
Key higher education officials, scholars and experts from throughout the Asia-Pacific region will meet in Honolulu Aug. 4–6 to discuss the issue of higher education quality at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference on Quality in Higher Education, organized by the University of Hawaiʻi System in cooperation with the East-West Center.
Economic growth and development in the Asia-Pacific region depend on the quality of education and training available, and higher education is central to building capacity, equity, access, and an ability to adapt to rapid and profound economic change. Defining and identifying quality, and seeking to assure it, are a challenge in higher education.
Japanese Art Tapestry Festa in Hawaiʻi features paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, craft and print artwork from more than 250 artists presented on tapestries.
After traveling to cities in North America, Europe and Asia, the exhibition is on display at Windward and Kapiʻolani Community College art galleries.
Narrated by children, each film in the Families of the World festival is a kids’-eye view of the day from breakfast to bedtime with families in Korea, Australia, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand and China.
The films, geared for age 5 and up, illuminate similarities and differences in housing, education, food, clothing and celebrations in different countries.
Fourteen ceramics artists from 11 Pacific Rim nations, including Sin-ying Ho of Hong Kong and the United States, have gathered at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa to create artworks, share ideas and discuss their art with the public in a series of free public presentations during July.
East-West Ceramics Collaboration V will culminate in a fall exhibition of their work at Mānoa.
Sixty trade economists from the Asia-Pacific region are expected to gather in Honolulu June 30–July 1, 2011 for the Asia Pacific Trade Seminars. The annual forum for exchanging research ideas in the field of international trade and investment is hosted by UH Mānoa at the Center for Korean Studies. The event is open to the public.