this month at the center

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Event: We The People? Issues Facing the Micronesian Community in Hawai‘i

Date:  Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time:  6:30pm-8:0pm
Location: University of Hawai‘i Richardson School of Law, Classroom 2

Description: Join us for a lively panel discussion regarding the current state of affairs for the Micronesian community in Hawai‘i and beyond. Panelists are Chad Blair, Jocelyn "Josie" Howard, and Joakim "Jojo" Peter. See flyer for more details.

Sponsors:  The American Constitution Society and Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Event: nā alanui i ka hōhonu: Pathways to Understanding Oceania Student Conference

Dates:  Thursday, February 18, 2016 to Friday, February 19, 2016
Times: Thursday: 12:00-4:45pm Conference Sessions; 5:00-8:00pm Dinner Reception. Friday: 9:00am-1:30pm
Location: Conference sessions will be held in John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/25 (3rd floor), East-West Center. Dinner Reception in Hale Halawai, East-West Center.

Description: Student presentations will focus on Pathways to Understanding: Movement & Diaspora; Gender & Identity; Indigenous Knowledge; and Past, Present & Future. The conference will conclude with a faculty panel on Teaching Oceania. Follow our conference Facebook page for more information.

Sponsors:  Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center and Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Funded (in part) by the Student Activity and Program Fee Board.

Event:  Natural Resources & Development in Oceania Seminar/Film Series

Dates: Spring 2016, beginning on February 23rd and ending on May 2. See schedule below for more information.
John A. Burns Hall 3121/25, Third Floor, East-West Center

Description: During spring 2016, the Center for Pacific Islands Studies (CPIS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), in collaboration with the Pacific Islands Development Program at the East-West Center, will organize a seminar & film series on the theme “Natural Resources and Development in Oceania.” The seminars will feature scholars from various disciplines at UHM who have researched and published on related issues, as well as the CEO of the Parties to the Nauru (PNA) Agreement. These seminars will be complemented by the screening of a number of films during the semester. See flyer for more information.

Sponsors: Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center.

Contact: Dr. Tarcisius Kabutaulaka, e-mail:, Phone: (808) 956-2659

Seminar Schedule:
February 23, Land Registration and Development: The Case of the Great Māhele in Hawai‘i, Prof. Davianna McGregor, UHM Ethnic Studies Dept.
March 7, Mining and Landowning Communities: The case of Papua New Guinea, Prof. Alex Golub, UHM Anthropology Dept.
March 28, Deep Seabed Mining in Oceania: The Technology, Speaker TBA
April 4, Deep Seabed Mining in Oceania: The Legal Issues, Prof. Sherry P. Broder, Richardson School of Law
April 25, Fisheries and Development: The Case of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA), Dr. Transform Aqorau, CEO, Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA)
May 2, Student Presentations, PACS 690 students


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