East-West Center provides cooperative research, education and dialogue services on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. It provides a wide range of programs and services that include educational and seminars programs, which provide short-term educational experiences for policy-makers, professionals and scholars from Asia, the Pacific and the United States. The center offers Pacific Islands Development Program and its external affairs outreach activities include media relations, briefings, special events and the arts program. Its subsidiary, Friends of the East-West Center that is a nonprofit support organization, sponsors public seminars and provides community activities. East-West Center is also the managing partner of the Pacific Disaster Center located in Maui and is headquartered in Honolulu.