Academic Affairs Office

Winter 2015
Global  Awareness Festival

Focus on  The Pacific Rim  -  February 9--13, 2015

The Pacific Rim

The Pacific Rim Region is a vibrant and dynamic economic and geographic area comprising over 48 percent of world trade, 58 percent of world GDP, and approximately 44 percent of the world’s population. In terms of investment, trade, and economic development activity, the Pacific Rim Region is the leading area in the world for investment and trade opportunities for the foreseeable future. Consisting of 47 members, the Pacific Rim Region includes 44 independent nations along with Hong Kong, New Caledonia, and French Polynesia. Independent nations, and other resourceful economic entities which abut, or are adjacent to the Pacific Ocean are defined as the Pacific Rim Region   (