About this event

Pacific Forum International is celebrating 46 years of engaging Asia with our annual Fundraising Gala, which has been moved to a virtual platform this year. This event will take place on March 30-31, 2021 (Hawaii Time). Our keynote speaker will be Pacific Forum’s International Advisory Board Co-Chairman, The Honorable Richard Armitage, and the event will also include addresses by Admiral Philip S. Davidson and Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd. Additionally, there will be a closed-door roundtable session featuring James A. Kelly and Ralph A. Cossa, exclusively for Sponsors and their guests. This event is Pacific Forum’s primary annual fundraiser and our largest source of unrestricted financial support.

event schedule

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
1:50 PMHSTVirtual Fundraising Gala Introduction 
2:00 PMHSTKeynote Address by The Honorable Richard L. Armitage

The United States and Japan in the Indo-Pacific

3:15 PMHSTPacific Forum International Joint Board Meeting

Annual joint meeting of the International Advisory Board and Board of Directors to discuss Pacific Forum's finances, activities, and direction.

Guests are restricted to Directors, International Advisory Board members, and selected PFI Staff

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
1:00 PMHSTAddress by Admiral Philip S. Davidson

The Future of Great Power Competition - Security Perspectives from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command

2:15 PMHSTAddress by Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd

Assessing Myanmar's Future: Democracy, Gender, and Southeast Asia at the Heart of the Indo-Pacific

3:30 PMHSTClosed-Door Roundtable featuring James A. Kelly & Ralph A. Cossa

Restricted to Sponsors and their guests

Time Zone: (UTC-10:00) Hawaii [Change Time Zone]

speakers

The Honorable Richard L. Armitage
The Honorable Richard L. Armitage
Armitage International

Admiral Philip S. Davidson
Admiral Philip S. Davidson
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM)

Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd
Dr. Miemie Winn Byrd
Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

James A. Kelly
James A. Kelly
Pacific Forum International

Ralph A. Cossa
Ralph A. Cossa
Pacific Forum International

thank you to our Sponsors for this event