Forum: Future of Education in Okinawa and Hawai’i hosted by OIST (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University) and UH Manoa Center for Okinawan Studies, Mar 23 Wed 4-6PM (HST)

Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We cordially invite you to a discussion forum co-organized by the Center for Okinawan Studies (COS), 
the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School (OIST), and the OIST Foundation.
When: March 23, Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 pm (Hawaii Time) / March 24, Thursday, 11:00 – 13:00 am (Japan Time)  
WhereLeahi Rooms 1 & 2 in the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort*
* Followed by a 7:00 PM special Jake Shimabukuro concert at Blue Note Hawaii to benefit the OIST Foundation’s education outreach programs in partnership with OIST.
Welcome Remarks
Hon. David Y. Ige – Governor, State of Hawai‘i    (invited)
Hon. Denny Tamaki – Governor, Okinawa Prefecture (via prerecorded video)
Hon. Rick Blangiardi – Mayor, City and County of Honolulu (via prerecorded video)
Hon. Mitch Roth – Mayor, County of Hawaii 
Mr. Takeshi Ueshima – Chair, OIST Foundation; Founder/CIO, Heritage Fund Management, LLC

Hon. Dawn Amano-Ige – First Lady of Hawai‘i & Educator
Dr. Masato Ishida – Director, UH Center for Okinawan Studies
Ms. Yumi Kuwana – Founder, Global Citizens Initiative (GCI); Member, OIST Board of Councillors
Dr. David Lassner – President, University of Hawai‘i System
Dr. Gary Mukai – Director, Stanford Program on International & Cross-Cultural Education, Stanford University 
Mr. Jake Shimabukuro – Musician & Advisor, OIST Foundation
Dr. Misaki Takabayashi – Vice Dean, OIST Graduate School

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