Citizen Diplomacy Reception

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Recognizing Hawaii’s Contributions to the International Visitor Leadership Program

5:30-7:30pm, November 16, 2017
East-West Center Gallery, Burns Hall

Join us for a relaxed evening of conversation and pupus with nine New Zealand-based leaders participating in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), the U.S. Department of State's premier professional exchange program.  Representing diverse Pacific cultures and fields of expertise (including journalism, business and finance, health, education, and community-building), these leaders were selected by the U.S. Embassy in Wellington to partake in the IVLP for their commitment to strengthening their local communities and U.S.-Pacific collaboration. See participant list below

During this reception, PAAC will also recognize Hawaii’s volunteer network of organizations and individuals who share their time, expertise, and aloha with IVLP participants.  These citizen diplomats provide home hospitality, help to arrange professional meetings, and participate in fruitful discussion with visitors.  By helping to foster this exchange, they are helping to bridge trust and empathy across nations, one handshake at a time.

Learn more about the International Visitor Leadership Program Here.

The ten-member delegation is comprised of the following Pacific leaders:
Ms. Laura Hall, Ministry for Pacific Peoples
Mr. Koroi Hawkins, Radio New Zealand Pacific
Mr. Staverton Kautoke, Pasifika Medical Association
Ms. Ngateina Mackenzie, Ministry of Education
Mr. John Pulu, Tagata Pasifika, Television New Zealand
Mr. Richard Selave, Ministry for Pacific Peoples
Mr. Sione Taufa, University of Auckland Business School
Ms. Amanda Kim Tuaine, Pacific Business Trust
Ms. Sara Vui Talitu, Radio New Zealand Pacific

RSVP by November 8th to Ana Reidy Ungureit  at or (808) 944-7780.

IVLP Volunteers: Free
Members:  $10
Non-Members: $15

Via check payable to “PAAC” and mail with registration form to PAAC at 1601 East-West Road, 4th Flr, Honolulu, HI 96848 

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Ticket Purchase


Parking: Pay $6 at the UH kiosk on East-West Road