Alternative sovereignty options for Pacific Islands States displaced by sea-level rise; Political and economic development in the Pacific Islands; Trade and investment relations between the Pacific islands and the United States
Scott Kroeker has focused his research on exploring ways of improving economic and commercial relationships between the U.S. and the Pacific islands through enhanced trade and investment activities. Recently he began examining alternative futures for Pacific Islands states threatened by extinction due to sea-level rise—exploring a variety of sovereignty options to ensure the survival of the displaced states and cultures. He follows political development in the islands closely and serves as the Political Reviews Editor for The Journal of the Contemporary Pacific. He holds an M.A. in Pacific Islands Studies from the University of Hawai‘i and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science, with an emphasis on Alternative Futures and International Relations.
Scott is also the webmaster for the Pacific Islands Report, the news publication of the Pacific Islands Development Program. Offered as a free service to readers around the world, PIR provides an edited digest of news, commentary and analysis from across the Pacific region, Monday through Friday.