APEC: The Main Event

This week's episode of INSIGHTS is part two of a three-part series of discussions about the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which is convening in Honolulu the week of November 7.

After months of planning and anticipation, APEC week kicks off with a series of meetings and events. It all leads up to the November 12-13 APEC Leaders' Meeting with President Obama and other regional delegates. In this episode of INSIGHTS, host Dan Boylan moderates a discussion with APEC participants about the policies being developed, what can be expected during the leaders' summit and the impact it will have on Hawaii. In addition to the panel discussion, HIKI NŌ student correspondents will report from the APEC media center throughout the show.

Scheduled guests include: Louis Bono, Director of the Office of Economic Policy in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs - US Department of State; Tung Bui, Director of the APEC Study Center, Shidler College of Business, UH Manoa; Laura Del Rosario, Undersecretary for International Economic Relations, Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs; and Richard Drobnick, Director of the Center for International Business Education & Research, USC Marshall School of Business (and participant in APEC Business Advisory Council.)

This conversation was recorded on November 10, 2011 in the PBS Hawaii studio. Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30.