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Alison Rieser, Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Chair in Arts & Sciences, to give public presentation

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Laarni Gedo, (808) 956-5790
Colleges of Arts and Sciences
Posted: Mar 31, 2008

HONOLULU — The Colleges of Arts and Sciences at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is pleased to announce a free public presentation by Professor Alison Rieser, the Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Chair in the Colleges Arts and Sciences: Title: "Beauty, Boundaries, and Baselines: An Environmental History of Papahānaumokuākea, Hawaii‘s Marine National Monument"

Date: Friday, May 2, 2008

Time/Place: Presentation is from 3:30 — 4:30 p.m. in the Yukiyoshi Room of Krauss Hall on the Mānoa campus. Reception in the John Young Museum of Art courtyard will immediately follow.

In this talk, Professor Rieser will describe her research on the history of conservation and resource exploitation at the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and the challenge of protecting large marine areas of special cultural and scientific value. Rieser has been the Dai Ho Chun distinguished chair holder since January 1, 2006. She came to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa from the University of Maine School of Law, where, since 1988, she served as professor of ocean law and policy and as director of the Marine Law Institute, overseeing legal and public policy research on fisheries, ocean pollution, coastal zone management, and international maritime relations. She has an appointment in the Department of Geography. She will serve as the Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Chair in Arts & Sciences until June 30, 2008. Rieser is a specialist in marine conservation law and policy, international fisheries law, and environmental history of marine resources management. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in human ecology from Cornell University, her JD with honors from George Washington University Law School, and her LLM from Yale Law School. Besides contributing to a long list of publications, she has been a prestigious Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, and has served in many governmental advisory positions on issues such as national fisheries policy, oil spill prevention, protection of marine mammals, public shoreline access, and offshore aquaculture. RSVPs are recommended; please call Laarni Gedo, 956-5790.The Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Endowed Chair in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences was made possible by the late Dr. Dai Ho Chun through an estate gift. Dr. Chun, a visionary educator, designed the chair to support interdisciplinary collaboration. According to his guidelines, appointees must be excellent researchers and teachers, have the ability to integrate theory with creative applications, and draw from historical and contemporary perspectives, as well as provide multicultural analysis.