this month at the center

Events are subject to change, please check here for updated times and locations.

Thursday, January 15, 3:30-5:00 pm, George Hall Room 301
"Seeking an End to Exploitation and Modern-Day Slavery in the Pacific: Australia's Record to Respect Human Rights," by Laura Beacroft, ANU Visiting Fellow. Sponsored by UHM Ethnic Studies Department.

Friday, January 16, 12:30-2:00 pm, Saunders 637
Filmmaker and CPIS Alumni Ann Marie Nalani Kirk will be presenting two of her films: Kai Wahine (27 min) and Tutu Ruth (29 min), followed by Q&A, as part of the UHM Women's Studies Colloquium Series. For more info, please see flyer.

Friday, January 16, UHM Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
"Human Trafficking in Asia and the Pacific" is the title of a symposium cosponsored by the UHM Center for Japanese Studies, Center for Pacific Islands Studies (CPIS), Asian Studies Program, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Department of Political Science; the Advocates for Public Interest Law; the Pacific-Asian Legal Studies Organization; the Sparks M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution; and the Institute of Asian-Pacific Business Law. For more info, schedule, and abstracts of talks, please see attachment.

Friday-Saturday, January 16-17, Model Progress Building, Hawai'i Pacific University, 1188 Fort Street, Room 246
Global Wars in the Twentieth Century is the title of a conference, organized by Dr. Jon Davidann; for more information and a detailed schedule, please see attachment. Note that an opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 15, 5:00-7:00 pm; RSVP required; please send RSVPs to; please see directions.

Thursday, January 22, 3:00 pm, Crawford 115
"Kuleana and Commitment: Working toward a Collaborative Hawaiian Archaeology," by Kathy Kawelu, UH Hilo Department of Anthropology. UHM Anthropology Colloquium Series; cosponsored by Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, the Department of Ethnic Studies, and CPIS. Light pupus to follow. For more info, please see flyer.

Monday, January 26, 10:00 am - 12 noon, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre
"Taui ma Sui Samoa ia Hollywood: A Symposium on Victor Rodger's My Name Is Gary Cooper at Kumu Kahua Theatre," presented by the UHM Department of Theatre and Dance and Kumu Kahua Theatre. Speakers include the playwright, director, designer, and actors from this production as well as a panel of artists and scholars specializing in Pacific theater. For more information about the symposium, which is open to the public and free of charge, please see the poster and the flyer. For tickets to the play itself, contact Kumu Kahua Theatre at 536-4441 or consult the theater's website.

Wednesday, January 28, 12:00-1:00 pm, Tokioka Room, Moore 319
"Archaeological Evidence for Ancient Voyaging in French Polynesia," by Professor Barry Rolett (UHM Anthopology Department) is the Inaugural Public Lecture of the Oceania Ensemble initiative, sponsored by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies and the department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures (IPLL) and the Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas (LLEA). Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of the UH Tahiti Club. For more information, please see flyer.

Thursday, January 29, 3:00-4:15 pm, George Hall 301
"Cloaked in Life and Death: Tangi and Taonga in a Contemporary Maori Whanau," by Vincent Malcolm-Buchanan. UHM Department of Ethnic Studies colloquium, cosponsored by the Department of Anthropology, CPIS, and the Maori Language Program. For more info, please see flyer.


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