UH Manoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies to hold 19th annual graduate student conference

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
James Viernes, (808) 956-2659
Center for Pacific Island Studies
Posted: Feb 20, 2008

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies will hold its 19th annual graduate student conference, "Moving Tides: Re-articulating Space in Asia and the Pacific, " March 12-14, 2008, at the Korean Studies Center on the UH Mānoa campus. The conference begins at 10 a.m. on March 12.

The conference will draw on the connections between the two regions and calls for a rethinking of their constructions as physical, political, economic, cultural, social, and epistomological spaces. The conference serves as a forum to share research and ideas that speak to the diversity and richness of these regions, as well as an avenue for exploring the many directions in which these regions and their people may head in the future.

The keynote speaker is Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka, a Research Fellow at the East-West Center‘s Pacific Islander Development Program. Kabutaulaka‘s work focuses on Australia‘s "cooperative intervention" policy in the Pacific Islands. He is an expert on the Solomon Islands and has written extensively on the Solomon Islands civil unrest and the intervention by the Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). He has a PhD in political science and international relations from the Australian National University in Canberra.

The event is free and open to the public. For up-to-date information, visit http://www.hawaii.edu/shaps/gradconf/.

For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/shaps/gradconf/