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Energy research team quits, slams center's leadership

Institution's president is blamed for reductions in funding and cutting research programs

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 04, 2014

~~<p>Internationally renowned energy expert Fereidun Fesharaki, the most senior employee at the East-West Center in Manoa, and three of his colleagues resigned this week, decrying poor leadership, micromanagement and a lack of transparency under the federally funded center's longtime president.</p>
<p>The former employees, comprising the center's energy research unit, say Charles Morrison, the center's president since 1998, has weakened the institution's research capabilities through a series of staffing cuts and has failed to set up the center for success as it faces drastic budget cuts from the federal government.</p>
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Internationally renowned energy expert Fereidun Fesharaki, the most senior employee at the East-West Center in Manoa, and three of his colleagues resigned this week, decrying poor leadership, micromanagement and a lack of transparency under the federally funded center's longtime president.

The former employees, comprising the center's energy research unit, say Charles Morrison, the center's president since 1998, has weakened the institution's research capabilities through a series of staffing cuts and has failed to set up the center for success as it faces drastic budget cuts from the federal government. Login for more...



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