Intercom Online......September 7, 2000

University institute to be co-host
for Asia Pacific conference

Penn State's Institute for Information Policy will join the East-West Center as host for the "Asia Pacific Conference on E-Commerce" this fall. The conference, which will be held in Honolulu at the East-West Center, will run Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.

Electronic commerce, the fastest growing business sector in the world, is widely recognized as a key factor in the national and regional economic growth of the Asia-Pacific region. Its rapid spread has raised many complex business, legal and policy issues. The conference will bring together prominent representatives from e-commerce, telecommunications and Internet technology industries from Asia, the Pacific Islands and the United States for three days of intensive discussion.

Scheduled presenters include Richard Taylor, co-director of the institute and Palmer Chair professor of telecommunications studies.

The Institute for Information Policy is dedicated to the potential of information technologies for improving democratic discourse, social responsibility and quality of life. In keeping with its mandate, the institute is committed to investigating the fundamental characteristics of communication and information.

The East-West Center is an internationally recognized education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress to strengthen understanding and relations between the United States and the countries of the Asia Pacific region.

For more information, check the Web at http://www.EastWestCenter.org/, call Sheree Groves (808) 944-7384 or e-mail seminars@EastWestCenter.org.

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