Tarcisius Kabutaulaka

Adjunct Fellow, Professional Development Program
Associate Professor, Center for Pacific Islands Studies
tkabutau [at] hawaii.edu
PhD, Political Science and International Relations, Australia National University
Area of Expertise: 

Development, Governance, Natural Resource Development, Conflicts, Conflict Resolution, Post-conflict Development, Solomon Islands.

Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka, who is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Hawai‘i's Center for Pacific Islands Studies, is a political economist who has written extensively on development and governance issues in the Pacific Islands, with a focus on Solomon Islands.  He has researched and written on governance, natural resource development, rural development, conflicts, conflict resolution, and post-conflict development. Prior to joining the East-West Center he was a Lecturer in history and political science at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. In October 2000 Kabutaulaka served as the Chief Negotiator for Guadalcanal Province and the Isatabu Freedomm Movement (IFM) at the Solomon Islands Peace Conference in Townsville, Australia. Born in the Solomon Islands, he is a leading expert on the Solomon Islands. He has a PhD in political science and international relations from the Australian National University.