Globalization In Action




Douglass, Mike (
Director, Globalization Research Center
Professor, Urban & Regional Planning, University of Hawaii-Manoa

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Mike Douglass (Ph. D. UCLA 1982) has taught at universities in Japan, Thailand, Holland, England and the U.S. (UCLA and Stanford) and has lived and worked for many years in Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Thailand where he has been a consultant for the UN, World Bank, OECD, USAID, World Resources Institute as well as national and local governments.

Current research on globalization in Pacific Asia: inter-city competition in the New Economy; international migration; new forms of urban poverty and the Asian crisis; livable, sustainable cities; the globalization of civic spaces.

Publications: Japan and Global Migration (Routledge, 2000). Cities for Citizens (John Wiley, 1998).

Awards: Meyer Fellowship, University of Singapore (2000), Distinguished Lecturer, Stanford University (1998); Rockefeller Scholar at Bellagio (1998); Perloff Chair at UCLA (1996); JSPS Scholar, Tokyo University (1985). UH has identified him as one of ninety fabulous faculty.



Neubauer, Deane (
Senior Fellow, Globalization Research Center
Professor Emeritus, Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Deane E. Neubauer (Ph.D., Yale, 1965) is currently Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of Hawaii, Manoa, where he has served as a Professor of Political Science since 1970. Professor Neubauer is also the Executive Director of the Globalization Research Network. Educated at the University of California, Riverside and Yale University, he has taught at the University of California (Berkeley and Irvine), held a postdoctoral fellowship in Anthropology at the University College, London, and currently holds adjunct professorships in Public Health at the University of Hawaii and the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Sydney.

His research interest lies in health policy, especially the political economy of the U.S. health care system and those of Asia and the Pacific. His work explores globalization phenomena as a major vector of social change throughout the world. In 1980, Professor Neubauer became the founding dean of the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaii, a position he held through August 1988. In September 1997, he was awarded the Robert W. Clopton Award for Outstanding Service to the Community. He continues to serve on numerous community boards and conducts various research and service projects for community organizations.


Caraway, Nancie (
Trafficking Project
Globalization Research Center

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Dr. Nancie Caraway is an award-winning political scientist and feminist scholar/ activist with twenty years of leadership experience in human rights and social justice initiatives. Her 1992 book, Segregated Sisterhood: Racism and the Politics of American Feminism, received the American Political Science Assn.’s Schuck Award for best book on women and politics. An experienced journalist and reporter as well, Dr. Caraway has served as a public intellectual, writing on topics such as: multicultural identities and politics, post-colonialism and Native Hawaiian rights, the nature of power and privilege in a globalizing world, and the challenge of political activism within postmodern frames.

Dr. Caraway is an international expert on globalization and human trafficking, having participated in major UN global and Asian fora on the topic: Women Waging Peace, Harvard Kennedy School 2000; Asian Regional Initiative Against Trafficking, Manila 2000; The Second World Congress against Child Commercial Exploitation, Yokohama 2001; Freedom Network conference “Is the New Human Trafficking Law Working?” New York 2003; served as expert consultant at the Seminar on Cross-Border Trafficking, Centre for Feminist Legal Research, New Delhi, January 2004.


Hart, Victoria (
Assistant to the GRC Director
Globalization Research Center

Victoria Hart is currently the Assistant to the Executive Director at the Globalization Research Center. She received her Bachelor's from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and her Master's from University of California, Irvine, with both degrees being in political science.

Prior to moving back to Hawaii and joining the GRC, she lived and worked in Taiwan for a year and a half. Her interest in globalization was strengthened by observing Taiwan's trend toward localization over the last several years, both culturally and politically, as it attempts to define a nationalistic identity for itself.



Yokota, Michelle (
Web Coordinator, Student Assistant
Globalization Research Center






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