Allen Stayman - Trends & Issues for US-Affiliated Pacific Islands

August 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, John Burns Hall room 3121/3125, East-West Center Add to Calendar

"Trends and Issues for U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands in the 112th Congress" US-affiliated Pacific Islands States are generally challenged to get the attention of Congress to address their needs, but the 112th Congress is operating in an environment characterized by the economic slowdown, high deficits, and deep partisan divisions. There have been modest successes, such as passage of the Insular Areas Act of 2012, but the current environment is increasing the obstacles these Pacific Islands States face in Washington, DC. This is seen in the lack of progress on the CNMI Territorial Sea, extension of Palau Compact assistance, and tax incentives for American Samoa. Allen Stayman has worked for 18 years as a professional staff member for the US Senate handling issues regarding energy efficiency and insular areas. He also served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of the Interior, a Special Negotiator and Office Director at the State Department, and as a Policy Analyst for the Alliance to Save Energy.

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Center for Pacific Islands Studies and Pacific Islands Development Program, EWC, Mānoa Campus

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