International Graduate Student Conference

February 14, 8:30am - 5:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Jefferson Hall/Imin Center, East-West Center Add to Calendar

Grad students from more than 25 countries gather at the East-West Center to present their research in a range of disciplines. The conference, planned and organized by EWC students, is among the largest of its kind worldwide.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Community Voices: Bridging Borders.” All conference sessions, excluding meals, are free and open to the public.

Noelani Puniwai, assistant professor at UH Manoa’s Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, will deliver the conference’s keynote address on ‘Our Pono Future: Nurturing a Place of Abundance’ on Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m. Her address will focus on the concept of aloha aina (love and respect between humans and the land) as fundamental to learning and science that is just and ethical, or pono.

In addition, there will be a closing plenary session at 3:30 p.m. on Sat. Feb. 15, focusing on ‘Images Across Austronesia.’ With sponsorship from the Council of Indigenous Peoples in Taiwan, the session will feature award-winning filmmakers Sergio Rapu and Vilsoni Hereniko.

All conference sessions will take place at the Imin Center’s Jefferson Hall, located at 1777 East-West Road opposite UH Manoa’s Kennedy Theatre. The panel sessions run between 8:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 14 and 15.

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