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Northeast Asia Economists Meet in Honolulu

Posted on | August 5, 2011 | Comments Off

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Mānoa Department of Economics Chair Denise Konan and NEAEF Chair Lee-Jay Cho

The Northeast Asia Economic Forum announces its 20th annual conference, which will be held in Honolulu Aug. 8–9 at the Hawaiʻi Prince Hotel Waikīkī. This conference will be held as the precursor to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in November 2011. The conference is jointly organized by Mānoa’s College of Social Sciences and the Hawaiʻi Asia-Pacific Institute/Northeast Asia Economic Forum.

Since 1991, NEAEF has served as a vehicle for exchange of information and ideas through dialogue, education and training among Northeast Asian and North American policymakers, businesspersons, academics and members of nongovernmental organizations.

This year’s NEAEF conference will focus its discussions on trade and economic partnership, energy, cross-border infrastructure and financing, which represent the major substance of the APEC Summit.

In conjunction with the conference, the forum’s Sixth Young Leaders Program is taking place through August 11 at Mānoa. NEAEF has awarded fellowships to advanced students and rising professionals from Northeast Asia and the United States to participate in the annual program. This year, the program accepted 30 candidates from the United States, Russia, China, Japan, Mongolia and South Korea.

The rigorous two-week program consists of daily presentations concerning regional issues of energy and environment, transportation and logistics, trade, finance, education, regional history and population studies. An international faculty of leading academics, representatives of international organizations, NGOs, government officials, parliamentarians, and heads of industry lead seminars and workshops.

Read the news release.

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