Elizabeth Buck

Adjunct Senior Fellow, Education Program
BuckE [at] EastWestCenter.org
PhD, Political Science, University of Hawaii
Area of Expertise: 

Internationalizing American curriculum; Asian and Pacific undergraduate studies; Asian film; Hawaiian history and politics.

Elizabeth Buck is Special Assistant for Education to the President of the East-West Center. She is also Co-Director of the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP), a joint program of the East-West Center and University of Hawaii established in 1991 to improve undergraduate teaching about Asia in American colleges and universities through faculty development programs. She served as Director of Education for the East-West Center from 1999 to 2003. Her interests include internationalizing American higher education with an emphasis on Asia, the future of education in the Asia-Pacific region, and Hawaiian history and politics. Her publications include Paradise Remade: The Politics of History and Culture in Hawaii , 1993; and A History of Hawaiian Music Production in Whose Master's Voice? , 1997. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawai’i.