APEC 2010 Yokohama
I just returned from Yokohama, Japan, site of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation 2010 meeting. It was an amazing experience to be there in person. As a member of the APEC 2011 Host Committee, I attended the APEC Business Advisory Council dinner and the National Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s annual lunch where our own Sen. Daniel Inouye spoke about the importance of APEC and how it promotes stability in the Asia-Pacific region, and he welcomed the APEC economies to Honolulu in 2011.
In preparation for the meeting in 2011, Honolulu will host the APEC Symposium and Informal Senior Officials’ Meeting, Dec. 8–9. The symposium brings together APEC officials with business and community leaders from throughout the Asia-Pacific region to discuss APEC’s progress and key issues likely to be on its agenda the next year.
The informal meeting of senior officials is held the next day to discuss outcomes of the symposium. Meetings will take place at the East-West Center. We are recruiting volunteers to assist with various duties for the symposium and senior officials’ meeting and will be providing training for them prior to the meetings. This will be great practice for our volunteers for the APEC meeting next November.
University and campus news
- Holiday Campus Closures
- Advanced Technology Solar Telescope Update
- New Pacific Islander Student Center
- Shidler business student scholarships
- CTAHR anthurium, staff win honors
- West Oahu hosts high school counselors
- International Education Week celebrations
- MELE program unveils new studios
- Kauai opens One Stop Center Phase II
- Maui’s Noble Chef raises $60,000
UH Community Colleges News
International Education Week celebrations
The community college campuses are celebrating International Education Week. The event is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.
Various events and activities with an international theme have been taking place at Hawaii, Kapiolani and Leeward Community Colleges, including film screenings, cultural performances and guest speaker presentations.