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Foreign policy in Asia to be topic of lecture by former leader of U.S. Pacific Command

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dolly Omiya, (808) 956-5645
Public Information Officer, College of Business-External Relations Office
Posted: Aug 17, 2017

Admiral Thomas B. Fargo, USN (Ret.)
Admiral Thomas B. Fargo, USN (Ret.)

The UH Shidler College of Business will feature Admiral Thomas B. Fargo, USN (Ret.), at its annual Dr. N.H. Paul Chung Memorial Lecture and Luncheon on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at the Hawaiʻi Prince Hotel. Fargo will deliver a talk, "Foreign policy in the new Asia and its implications on Hawai‘i business: Is diplomacy possible under the present leadership—Trump, Xi, Kim, Abe...?" 

Fargo completed his illustrious military career as the commander of the U.S. Pacific Command after 35 years of service. As the U.S. military commander in East Asia, the Pacific and Indian Ocean areas, he led the largest unified command while directing the joint operations of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. He also served as the commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet from 1999 to 2002 and served five commands in the Pacific, Indian Ocean and Middle East, as well as six tours in Washington, D.C.

In 2005, Fargo entered the private sector as chairman of Huntington Ingalls Industries, America’s largest military shipbuilder. He also serves on the board of directors for Hawaiian Electric Industries, Matson, The Greenbrier Companies, U.S. Automobile Association and other smaller private and venture capital companies.

Fargo is active in the community, serving as a board member for the Japan American Society of Hawaiʻi, Friends of Hawaiʻi Charities, ‘Iolani School and the Hawaiʻi State Junior Golf Association.

When:            Wednesday, September 6, 2017
                       Registration – 11:15 a.m.
                       Lunch and Lecture – 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where:           Hawaiʻi Prince Hotel

Cost:              General Public - $35, UH Faculty/Staff/Students - $25

Sponsor:       The Pacific Asian Management Institute at the UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business

RSVP:            To register, visit, email or
                       call (808) 956-8041.

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