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Ongoing APEC 2011 UH Initiatives

Communications/Hawaii Host Committee Summary

Showcasing UH’s excellence as part of the four pillars of APEC: Ocean, Earth and Sky; Health and Life Sciences; MICE Market; Renewable Energy

Timeline

Ongoing

Media FAM tours

(Contact: Gregg Takayama, Kristen Bonilla)

Media familiarization tours to showcase UH programs and research. UH day includes a tour of JABSOM and UH Cancer center, SimTiki, RMATRIX, Tissue Genesis, and BSB Cancer Lab, as well as SOEST tour of the Research vessel R/V Kilo Moana 11-16 July 2011 (Beijing) 25-29 July 2011 (Shanghai) August-September 2011
Mobile Displays

(Contact: Denise Konan)

Displays of the contact on the four pillars located at Ala Moana Shopping Center (Nov. 1-15), Airport (Nov. 7-13), Host Committee Receptions (Nov. 9-12), and the Hawaiʻi Convention Center (Nov. 7-13) APEC Summit
Virtual Display

(Contact: Denise Konan)

Online display of the four pillars, including virtual exhibits APEC Summit
Media Supplement

(Contact: Kristen Bonilla)

Hawaiʻi Business Magazine 32-page special issues of content on the four pillars. Distributed to APEC government and CEO summitt delegates, and global media. Total distribution: 20,000 APEC Summit
Star Advertiser Newspaper Supplement Newspaper supplement educating local market on the benefits of APEC, inserted into Sunday, Oct. 23 paper 23 October 2011
APEC TV

(Contact: Denise Konan)

1 hour loop on the four pillars playing at delegates’ hotel rooms and the Hawaiʻi Convention Center APEC Summit
APEC Media Kits

(Contact: Gregg Takayama, Kristen Bonilla)

Media kits to showcase UH and highlight UH’s contribution to greater regional cooperation Ongoing
 UHERO APEC Project

(Contact: Denise Konan)

 Student research briefs, APEC economy profiles, APEC expert interviews, issue reports, APEC student bloghttp://www.uhero.hawaii.edu/74/apec-project  Ongoing
UH APEC Website and Communications             (Contact: Cheryl Ernst) http://hawaii.edu/international/

http://manoa.hawaii.edu/media/

http://uhhilo-apec-tours.uhhconferencecenter.com

Ongoing
UH Alumni Profiling

(Contact: Janet Bullard)

Compiling a list of outstanding UH alumni to provide to representatives from respective APEC economies                                                 APEC articles for UH Alumni Briefs Ongoing
Campus Displays and Exhibits
Hamilton Library Exhibition

(Contact: Teri Skillman)

Special exhibition of unique UHM APEC-related collections with a corresponding lecture series August-December 2011
UHM Campus Banners (Contact: Ann Sakuma) APEC-related banners displayed around UHM campus May-December 2011


Conferences    
Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference (Contact: Ned Shultz) Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) conference devoted to planned programs of scholarly papers, roundtable discussions, workshops, and panel sessions on a wide range of issues in research and teaching, and on Asian affairs in general. Event open to registered participants only 31 March- 3 April 2011
Northeast Asia Economic Forum (NEAEF) Working Group Meeting(Contact: Richard Dubanoski) 2011 Hawai‘i Asia Pacific Institute:  NEAEF Expert Meeting on Energy Cooperation in Northeast Asia: Challenges in Achieving Energy Efficiency. International group of energy sector experts. Invitational event 13-15 April 2011
Tenth East-West Philosophers’ Conference

(Contact: Roger Ames)

Conference will bring together international philosophers to reflect upon aproductive and sustainable relationship between economics and ethics. Hosted jointly by UH and EWC and open to the general public. 16-24 May 2011
Asia Pacific Trade Seminar (Contact: Denise Konan and Jota Ishikawa, Hitosubashi University, Japan) Forum for exchanging research ideas in the field of international trade and investment. The 2011 annual conference, expected to bring 70 trade economists from Asia Pacific, will be held at UHM. Event open to the public 30 June-1 July 2011
Northeast Asian Economic Forum Young Leaders Training and Research Program

(Contact: Denise Konan)

The Training and Research Program consists of in-depth seminars by leadingacademics and policy-makers and a series of collaborative group work devoted toregional cooperation, followed by the two-day participation of the annualEconomic Forum (August 8-9, 2011).  Invitational event. 26 July-11 August 2011
APEC Higher Education Conference                 (Contact: Joanne Taira) 3-day conference held in Honolulu, HI involving presentations of academic papers by practitioners from APEC followed by publication of the papers and linking of participants through an ongoing network.Invitational event 4-6 August 2011
Annual Northeast Asia Economic Forum

(Contact: Denise Konan)

Held in Honolulu, this year’s Forum focuses on energy efficiency and conservation and technology transfer in Northeast Asia. The participants from Northeast Asia discuss potential cross-border infrastructure projects and exchange policy dialogue on green growth and energy trade. 8-11 August 2011
APEC Climate Change Symposium                 (Contact: Kevin Hamilton) 3-day climate change symposium hosted by UH and held in Honolulu, HI. It is organized jointly by APEC Climate Center (APCC), International Pacific Research Center (IPRC), and UHM. Invitational event 17-20 October 2011
SPAMMAPS Forum: Asia Pacific Art and Economies

(Contact: Jaimey Hamilton)

A forum featuring local and internationally-recognized artists and scholars who offer radical visualizations, maps, and models that contribute to viable ethical, cultural, and environmentally sustainable relationships in the Asia-Pacific economic community. Tentative location: Art Auditorium at UHM. Event open to the public. 9-10 November
Public Lectures
Former US Ambassador to APEC Speech at UH Economics Department                     (Contact: Denise Konan) Event hosted by the UH Economics Club open to all UH community. UH alumni Lauren Moriarty to discuss APEC and her responsibilities as U.S. Ambassador to APEC. 25 January 2011
Pacific Asian Lecture “Global Branding, Cases from China and Japan”  Pacific Asian Lecture by Shigeo Okazaki, Managing Director of Dentsu China. Luncheon lecture at the Japanese Cultural Center, 11:30am. Open to those registered. 24 May 2011
Outreach College Sakamaki Lecture “Emerging Regional Human Rights Systems in Asia” Public lecture by Tae-Ung Baik, JSD.  Free and open to the public. 7:00pm at Architecture Auditorium.  The lecture is part of the Outreach College’s summer theme “Advancing Asia-Pacific,” and provides an enriching public forum for viewpoints and discussion prior to APEC. 1 June 2011
Pacific Asian Lecture “Building Business and Cultural Bridges between Korea and Hawaii” Public lecture by Jae Choi, International Banking officer at Bank of Hawaii. The lecture is part of Pacific Asian Lecture Series held at the Shidler College of Business (BusAd D-204) from 4:15 to 5:30 pm. Free and open to the public. 7 June 2011
Pacific Asian Lecture “Internal and External Shocks: Japan’s Economic Prospects” Public lecture by Thomas Cragill, Professor of Economics at University of Nevada, Reno. The lecture is part of Pacific Asian Lecture Series held at the Shidler College of Business (BusAd D-204) from 4:15 to 5:30 pm. Free and open to the public. 14 June 2011
Outreach College Sakamaki Lecture “Global Sounds/Asian and Pacific Bodies: The International Cicculation of Music” Public lecture by Ricardo D. Trimillos, Ph.D.  Free and open to the public. 7:00pm at Architecture Auditorium.  The lecture is part of the Outreach College’s summer theme “Advancing Asia-Pacific,” and provides an enriching public forum for viewpoints and discussion prior to APEC. 15 June 2011
Pacific Asian Lecture “Insights of a Hawaiian Enterpreneur in Asia and Delegate to APEC” Public lecture by Len  Fukushima, Financial Advisor at Merill Lynch. The lecture is part of Pacific Asian Lecture Series held at the Shidler College of Business (BusAd D-204) from 4:15 to 5:30 pm. Free and open to the public. 21 June 2011
Outreach College Sakamaki Lecture “Responding to Risk in a Global Context” Public lecture by Melissa L. Finucane, Ph.D.  Free and open to the public. 7:00pm at Architecture Auditorium.  The lecture is part of the Outreach College’s summer theme “Advancing Asia-Pacific,” and provides an enriching public forum for viewpoints and discussion prior to APEC. 6 July 2011
Hawaii Community College APEC Information Session Information and Q&A session with the members of the APEC Host Committee to inform HCC students and community about APEC. Free and open to the public. 13 July 2011
Pacific Asian Lecture “Rebalanding China’s Political Economy- Prospects for US-China Business Relations” Public lecture by Dr. Christopher McNally, Director, China-US Relations Program, University of Hawaii. The lecture is part of Pacific Asian Lecture Series held at the Shidler College of Business (BusAd D-204) from 4:15 to 5:30 pm. Free and open to the public. 19 July 2011
Outreach College Sakamaki Lecture “Aging in Asia and the Pacific Region: Highlights of Regional Trends, Responses and Global Directions. ” Panel: Kathryn Braun, DrPH.; Colette Browne, DrPH; Lonny Carlile, PhD.  Free and open to the public. 7:00pm at Architecture Auditorium.  The panel discussion is part of the Outreach College’s summer theme “Advancing Asia-Pacific,” and provides an enriching public forum for viewpoints and discussion prior to APEC. 20 July 2011
Pacific Asian Lecture “Monitoring Global Enterpreneurship” Public lecture by Dr. Bee Leng Chua, Executive Director, HIBEAM. The lecture is part of Pacific Asian Lecture Series held at the Shidler College of Business (BusAd D-204) from 4:15 to 5:30 pm. Free and open to the public. 26 July 2011
Outreach College Sakamaki Lecture “Climate Change Adaptation, Migration, and the Law: Issues Relevant to the Asia-Pacific Region” Public lecture by Maxine Burkett, JD.  Free and open to the public. 7:00pm at Architecture Auditorium.  The lecture is part of the Outreach College’s summer theme “Advancing Asia-Pacific,” and provides an enriching public forum for viewpoints and discussion prior to APEC. 27 July 2011
Outreach College Sakamaki Lecture “Look West: The Evolution of U.S. Trade Policy Toward Asia” Public lecture by Vinod Aggarwal, Ph.D.  Free and open to the public. 7:00pm at Architecture Auditorium.  The lecture is part of the Outreach College’s summer theme “Advancing Asia-Pacific,” and provides an enriching public forum for viewpoints and discussion prior to APEC. 3 August 2011
APEC 2011 Forum(Contact: Robert Perkinson) Under the theme of “APEC 2011: What’s at Stake? Environment and Energy,”a panel of distinguished speakers will discuss environmental challenges facing APEC economies, including climate change, and outline possible multilateral solutions. 1 September 2011
Lori Wallach UH Public Lecture(Contact: Robert Perkinson) Public lecture by Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, to provide a critical assessment of the proposed Free trade area with a focus on labor and environmental protection 11 October 2011
Education & CurriculumUH Summer Sessions (Contact: Bill Chismar) APEC-related credit and non-credit curriculum under the theme of Advancing Asia Pacific. SS will provide APEC certificates to high school and undergraduate students and will sponsor lecture series and cultural presentations and films in support of its theme. Session I:             23 May-2 JulySession II:          5 July-12 August 2011
Non-credit:    May-August 2011
Student Internship Program with APEC Host Committee(Contact: Denise Konan) Student interns will work concurrently with APEC Hawaii Host Committee and UH Department of Economics to provide support and research assistance on topics related to Hawaii Economic Development. May –December 2011
Pacific Asia Management Institute (PAMI)/Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Initiatives        (Contact: Shirley Daniel) Series of seminars, articles, websites, and activities to educate business community on APEC Pacific Asian Lecture Series and Paul Chung Lecture. Student and business leaders’ participation in APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). Summer PAMI Certificate courses. Ongoing
Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) Academic World Quest Competition

(Contact: Denise Konan)

As part of PAAC High School Program, the World Quest Competition is a one-day event which provides an opportunity to high school students in Hawaii to demonstrate their knowledge of Asia-Pacific and win a trip to Washington, D.C. 22 October 2011
Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) Model APEC

(Contact: Denise Konan)

APEC negotiation simulation for high school students on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi focusing on three key APEC issues: clean energy and technology, economic security, and trade and investment. 29 October 2011
UHERO Global Economic Forecast Report

(Contact: Carl Bonham)

UHERO annual global economic forecast report to include discussion of key APEC economies and issues and to highlight the implications of regional development for Hawaiʻi. November 2011
APEC Business Workshop Series                               (Contact: Keala Monaco) Workshops and presentations on various business topics to prepare Hawaii businesses for large international events. Ongoing
Hawaii Association for Independent Schools

(Contact: Denise Konan)

APEC Design Team Concepts                                  Outreach Summer Certificate for High School Students Ongoing

 

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