Springtime in East Asia: A Look on the Cheerful Side of Life

MANOA (KHNL) - The Friends of the East-West Center are holding a "Let's Talk!" seminar this week called "Springtime in East Asia: A Look on the Cheerful Side of Life."

Richard Halloran, former correspondent for the New York Times in Asia and former editorial director of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, will be giving this talk on Thursday, March 29, 2007 from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. It's at the East-West Center, Burns Hall Gallery Lounge (1st Floor), at 1601 East-West Road

Halloran says there are some encouraging signs in East Asia this spring.  Events in Mongolia, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Australia will be highlighted in this talk.

Richard Halloran's journalistic career can be divided into thirds: writing about Asia, reporting on national security, and covering economics, energy, or doing investigative reporting. He was with The New York Times for 20 years, mostly as a foreign correspondent in Asia and military correspondent in Washington, D.C. Earlier, he worked for the Washington Post and Business Week in the U.S. and Asia. Later, he was Director of the Program on Communications and Journalism at the East-West Center and was editorial director of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. He has written six books and won several journalistic awards.

Seating is limited, so please submit your RSVP to friends@eastwestcenter.org or call 944-7691 or 944-7111 by Wednesday, March 28.  If you would like a tour of the East-West Center campus, please let them know at the time you place your reservation.  This event is free and open to the public.

About our Let's Talk:
Once a month the FEWC sponsor a presentation by an expert in the East-West Center community on a popular topic, followed by an informal discussion. After the discussion over tea, the visitors are offered a short tour of the beautiful East-West Center campus designed by I. M. Pei.