Pacific & Asian Affairs Council
To promote greater awareness and understanding of international affairs with special attention on engaging Hawaii’s youth to become leaders with a broader understanding of their place in the world.
KEY SERVICES PROVIDED
PAAC’s programs introduce and spark dialogue about timely global issues that affect our state; nurture an understanding of Hawaii’s unique role in the Asia-Pacific region; develop 21st century skills and competencies in Hawaii’s youth; and strengthens people to people ties across nations.
Established in 1954, PAAC continues to be the only organization in Hawaii providing yearly programming to complement and enrich the curricula in secondary education regarding international affairs and global issues. As of 2018, over 90,000 students statewide have participated in our award-winning High School Global Education Program which empowers youth with greater awareness of global issues, leadership and critical thinking skills, and deeper cross-cultural understanding through non-traditional experiential learning.
- After-School Classes
- Global Leadership Program
- Global Vision Summits
- Academic WorldQuest Competition
- Study Tours and Scholarships
- Academic Scholarships
- Teacher Workshops
- Community Forums & Discussions
- U.S. Dept. of State International Visitor Leadership Program
EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Learn how you can get involved and help Hawaii’s youth gain a greater awareness of global issues and effectively work across cultures at www.paachawaii.org/support-paac.
Niki Shishido, Executive Director
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
Warren Luke, Chairman
C. Scott Wo, President
Ruth Limtiaco, Past President
Roland Lagareta, Vice President
Bryan Luke, Vice President
Lauren Moriarty, Vice President
Jean Rolles, Vice President
Scott Hayashi, Treasurer
Brandon Kurisu, Secretary
Jill Takasaki Canfield
Charles Salmon, Jr.
SENIOR ADVISORY COUNCIL
Brenda Lei Foster
Pacific & Asian Affairs Council (PAAC)