New Blog to Feature Expert Interviews on Insular Affairs – 3/19/16

The Islands Society is pleased to announce the launch of a new blog, Island Voices, that will feature weekly interviews with senior policymakers on insular affairs.

According to Eddie Walsh, Founder of the Islands Society, “Island Voices is intended to provide senior policymakers and other leaders with a platform to share their perspectives on the most important policy issues impacting island communities around the world.”

Island Voices is also designed to provide a new mechanism through which women, minorities, and young leaders in island communities can showcase their talents as scholars and journalists.

“Through Island Voices, we will now be able to feature interviews conducted by staff, fellows and members regularly on the Islands Society web site,” adds Keiko Ono, Executive Director of Regional Societies the Islands Society. “These interviews promise to stimulate a more informed discourse on the relationship between insular affairs and global policy topics, including diversity, international law, international security, public diplomacy and environmental sustainability.”

With the introduction of Island Voices, the Islands Society now hosts two blogs on its website. While Island Voices will feature regular interviews with senior policymakers on policy issues impacting islanders, The Islander will continue to provide expert commentary and analysis on the most important policy issues for islanders around the world.

All interviews and comments for Island Voices will be published at: http://www.islandssociety.org/islandvoices.

About the Islands Society

The Islands Society is a “Top-Rated” American 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its mission is to inspire and empower islanders to participate in foreign affairs and overseas engagements in order to affect positive change in their local communities. The nonprofit therefore develops and implements projects that are designed to help islanders realize their full potential on the world stage. These projects are currently organized around two main themes: community projects and next generation leaders. The community projects center on ten issue areas, including charity, conservation, democracy, disaster relief, education, equality, health, innovation, security, and sustainability. Meanwhile, the next generation leader projects support artists, athletes, chefs, incubators, musicians, policymakers, storytellers, and technologists. To implement these programs, the nonprofit has launched local constituent societies around the world. These include Baltic Islands Society, Caribbean Islands Society, Inland Islands Society, Pacific Islands Society, Ritō Society, Sea Islands Society, and SE Asian Islands Society.

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