2019 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 2019.  By helping to foster this exchange, you are bridging trust and empathy across nations, one handshake at a time.  In 2019, PAAC hosted 17 programs, connecting 132 leaders, representing 37 countries, with 56 locally-based organizations.


"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.



Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance

City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency

Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Military Affairs Council

Corteva Agriscience

Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

East-West Center

Hanauma Bay Education Program

Hawaii Agriculture Research Center

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology

Hawaii Seafood Council

Hawaii Technology Development Corporation

Hawaii Tourism Authority

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Honolulu Civil Beat

Honolulu Museum of Art

James Campbell High School

Kapi'olani Community College


Lana Lane Studios

Marine Corps Base Hawaii

National Disaster Preparedness Training Center

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Pacific Islands Regional Office
NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
NOAA Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
NOAA Office of Law Enforcement

Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation

Pacific Disaster Center

Pacific Forum

Shangri-La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design

SOS Tech Solutions

Special Operations Command Pacific

State of Hawaii Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism

State of Hawaii Dept. of Health Emergency Medical Services and Injury Prevention System Branch

State of Hawaii Dept. of Transportation

State of Hawaii Office of Elections

State of Hawaii Representative Amy Perruso

State of Hawaii Representative Gene Ward

State of Hawaii Senator Gil Riviere

State of Hawaii Senator Karl Rhoads

State of Hawaii Senator J. Kalani English

Study & Stay Hawaii

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

The Resort Group, LLC

U.S. Army Pacific

U.S. Coast Guard, District 14

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa English Language Program

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center on Disability Studies 

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Dept. of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Office of Admissions

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge

Western Pacific Fishery Management Council

World Surf League