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The 14th East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference

The East-West Center invites graduate students from around the world to submit papers for the 14th annual International Graduate Student Conference (EWC-IGSC) on the Asia Pacific region, taking place in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from February 12-14, 2015. The Conference will provide an opportunity to share interdisciplinary perspectives formally, through presenting research papers and attending other panel presentations, and informally in the warm and encouraging environment of the East-West Center in Hawaii. Participation in the 2014 conference had broad representation of 85 graduate students from 25 different countries and territories, and 34 universities throughout the world.

**The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to October 3, 2014**

We will begin accepting abstracts from May 12 to October 3, 2014. Applicants will be notified of the results of their application by mid-October 2014. Presenters must submit both the conference registration form and the registration fee (US$65) by December 5, 2014.

Click here for the abstract submission form (MSWord fillable form)

Abstracts up to a maximum of 500 words in length of proposed papers are invited from intending participants at this time. Submissions are encouraged from the array of disciplines focusing on the region. Fields represented in past conferences include (and are not limited to) anthropology, area studies, business, culture, education, economics, environmental studies, ethnomusicology, geography, governance, health, history, linguistics, philosophy, politics, population, sociology, and urban & regional planning.

A limited number of travel grants, generally $100 to $200 (up to a maximum of $500) and awarded on merit, will be available for graduate students coming from overseas, the continental U.S., or from the neighboring islands of Hawaii. Due to the limited nature of this provision, potential participants are encouraged to apply for travel assistance from their home institutions or other sources available to them. Should you decide to apply for the travel grant, please complete the travel grant section on the abstract submission form.

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Past Conferences

For additional information, as well as photos, please refer to the web pages for past conferences, available in the left-hand menu.

Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs)

For FAQs regarding the conference, including visitor information, conference logistics, and transportation options from the airport to the EWC, please click here.

Contact Information

The International Graduate Student Conference
c/o EWC Education Program
1601 East-West Road, Burns Hall 2083
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96848
Ph. (808) 944-7549
Fax. (808) 944-7070

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