Sponsored by the Hiroshima Prefecture Ministry of Education and organized by the East-West Center, the Global Youth Leadership Program will bring 20 students from Japan to Hawaii to engage in peace building and leadership development workshops. Throughout the program participants will work closely with their Hawaii peers and also learn about local culture and history as well as daily American life.
Isn’t economic growth good for everyone? Many corporate and political leaders contend that unfettered free markets grow faster, while critics point to data showing that rising GDP does not stream throughout society. They claim that deregulation is siphoning wealth into the hands of a few, and worry that this will undermine economic growth and threaten political stability.
Students from the United States and seven other countries learned about the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and searched for global links in their communities. Their discoveries showcase how international trade shapes daily life and is intertwined with global and local issues. They also propose ideas for local businesses and industries to reduce their negative environmental impacts.