The on-line news service Civil Beat, the East-West Center, the Pacific Forum, and the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association are sponsoring a panel discussion aimed at deepening understanding of the North Korean threat. The program, titled “Safeguarding Aloha: Understanding The Threat Of North Korea And What It Means For Hawaii,” will take place Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the East-West Center’s Imin Conference Center at 1777 East-West Road on the UH Mānoa campus.
Five panelists will discuss U.S. and international relations with North Korea, the events leading up to the current crisis, and ways to move forward. They will also touch upon North Korea’s impact on Hawaii’s economy and tourism industry and what the industry should do to prepare.
Panel participants are:
- Chad Blair, politics and opinions editor at Honolulu Civil Beat (Moderator);
- Ralph Cossa, president of Pacific Forum CSIS;
- James Kelly, former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs;
- Denny Roy, senior fellow at the East-West Center; and
- Keith Vieira, principal of KV & Associates Hospitality Consulting, LLC and executive-in-residence at Shidler College of Business.
This event is free and open to the public, but the sponsors request RSVPs to this address because of limited space.
Questions about the event should be directed to Mariko Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org.