Dr. Hilda Heine, former President of the Marshall Islands and current Member of Parliament, has been elected to the East-West Center’s Board of Governors. She will serve as one of the board’s five international members.

“It is my honor to serve on the East-West Center Board of Governors,” Dr. Heine said. “The Center can play a pivotal role in promoting political, social, and cultural understanding between the United States and the Pacific and Asia region, and the role of the board is critical to ensuring this takes place. I look forward to learning from the esteemed members and being an effective voice of the Pacific Islands on the board.”

See the full announcement via East-West Center.