2017 International Visitor Leadership Program Volunteers

Mahalo to the following individuals and organizations for providing home hospitality, helping to arrange professional meetings, and engaging our visitors in fruitful discussion in 2017.  By helping to foster this exchange, you are bridging trust and empathy across nations, one handshake at a time.  In 2017, PAAC hosted 11 programs, connecting 78 leaders from 29 countries with over 110 unique professionals in Hawaiʻi.

"The work of the citizen diplomacy community is not just a nice thing to do; its repercussions have far-reaching implications. Future global prosperity, peace, and stability are dependent upon increased international cooperation, collaboration, and mutual understanding." -Jennifer Clinton, Former President of Global Ties U.S.


American Diabetes Association

Center for Disease and Control 

Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance

Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Military Affairs Council

Chaminade University Hogan Entrepreneurship Program

Common Cause Hawaii

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi

East-West Center

Office of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard

Hanauma Bay Education Program

Hawaiʻi Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies


Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No.9

Hawaiʻi Pacific University

Hawaiʻi Public Radio

Hawaiʻi State Energy Office

Hawaii Tourism Authority

Honolulu Civil Beat

Honolulu Fish Auction

Senator Les Ihara

Ke Ola Mamo Medical Clinic

Lt. Gen. Dan Leaf (Ret.)

Marine Corps Base Hawaii


Mililani High School

National Preparedness Disaster Training Center

Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation

North Shore EcoTours

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
NOAA Office of Law Enforcement
NOAA Office of Response and Restoration

Oʻahu Fresh

Oceanit Center

Overeaters Anonymous

Pacific Island Health Officers Association

Pacific Forum CSIS

Ms. Jennifer Sabas

Dr. James Shon

State of Hawaiʻi Dept. of Agriculture

State of Hawaiʻi Dept. of Aquatic Resources

State of Hawaiʻi Dept. of Transportation, Harbors Division Planning

Leonard and Imra Sowers

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa- Children's Healthy Living Program

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa- Dept. of Anthropology & Ethnic Studies:
Nā Ko‘oko‘o Program

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa- John A. Burns School of Medicine

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa- School of Hawaiian Knowledge

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa- School of Travel Industry Management

U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Pacific Command

U.S. Pacific Fleet

Mr. Roy J. Yee