China Seminar | 10 October 1996

China, Hawaii, and the Pacific

Brenda Foster Brenda Foster

Please join us for an important presentation of an interesting subject by Brenda Lei Foster, Executive Assistant to the Governor of the State of Hawaii for national and international affairs. Prior to assuming this position in January 1995, she served as Director of the State of Hawaii’s Office of International Relations (1992-94), Executive Director of Hawaii’s World Affairs Council, and the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (1977-92).

A nationally and internationally known expert in Asian affairs with a B.A. and M.A. in Chinese studies from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from the University of Hawaii, Ms. Foster is a member of several national organizations including the Council of Foreign Relations, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the Asia Society, the Council for Security Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific, the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Council of Governors’ Policy Advisors, and the Education Commission of the States. She was President of the National Council of World Affairs Organizations from 1989 to 1991.

In Hawaii, she serves on numerous boards including those of the Rotary Club, the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, the Honolulu Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Air Force Civilian Advisory Group-Pacific Command. Brenda Foster will have just returned from accompanying Governor Cayetano on a trip to China.