IGSC - 16th Conference


The 16th East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference

Hawaii Imin International Conference Center
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
February 16-18, 2017

3027For updates about the conference, please check out the IGSC Facebook page

Opening Ceremony:  Thursday, February 16, 2017, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Location:  Keoni Auditorium, Imin Conference Center, 1777 East West Rd.
Keynote Address by Dr. Richard Vuylsteke:  
"Smart Cities, Smart Students, Tomorrow's Jobs" [watch video]

Dr. Richard R. Vuylsteke is the new EWC president and the first to have been an EWC grantee. He is an expert in the strategic and operational leadership of multicultural organizations,  Asia Pacific business and trade, and Asian and Western history and philosophy. He has served most recently as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Before that he was president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, editor-in-chief of the Taiwan Review, and area studies coordinator for the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Institute in Taipei. Earlier in his career, he was a research fellow in East Asian Legal Studies at Harvard Law School as well as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Rajasthan, India.

Conference Paper Presentations:  Friday - Saturday, February 17-18, 2017
Program Schedule (download the pdf)
Conference Poster (download the pdf)
Post-Conference Survey (click for link - no Google sign-in required)
Conference Photos:  East-West Center official photo album

About the EWC International Graduate Student Conference

For 16 years, the East-West Center has invited graduate students from around the world to submit papers for its annual International Graduate Student Conference (EWC-IGSC) on the Asia Pacific Region. 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. For the 2017 conference, 85 abstracts have been accepted, representing presenters from 42 universities and 28 countries.  

East-West Center Visitor Information

We look forward to welcoming you to the East-West Center. In preparation of your arrival, please visit our East-West Center Visitor Information webpage (http://ewcparticipantinfo.org/) where you can find useful tips for your stay here. 

Conference Venue and Accommodation

The conference will be held at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, at 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848, which adjoins the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus and the East-West Center residence halls. Refer to the Conference Center website for more information.

A limited number of rooms at the East-West Center residence halls has been reserved for registered conference participants on a space available basis. Special rates will be made available for conference participants but will be applicable only from February 16-18, 2017. (However, once you check out, the special rates will not be applicable if you check in again during the specified period). Make sure that you mention the International Graduate Student Conference when you reserve a room.

The rates per night for the conference participants are as follows:

Hale Manoa & Hale Kuahine
- Single room dorm - $18/night
- Double dorm room - $27/night

Lincoln Hall
- Studio room - $38/night
- Corner Studio room - $50/night
- 1 bedroom w/kitchen room - $60/night

Rent is due upon check in.

The single and double rooms (in Hale Manoa and Hale Kuahine) are dormitory style with shared bathroom/toilet facilities while the studio (in Lincoln Hall) has its own bathroom/toilet facility. Sheets/blankets/pillows are provided in the dormitories, and all of those plus towels are also provided in Lincoln Hall. None of them has air conditioning. Shared kitchen facilities and coin-operated laundry machines are available in Hale Manoa and Hale Kuahine.

Please refer to the EWC Housing website for details (including pictures of the rooms) and reservation procedure.

Participants are requested to get in touch with EWC Housing authorities directly for their accommodation reservation as well as questions thereto by email at: [email protected]. Please wait until you are notified about the results of abstract selection committee before making a reservation.

Past Conferences

For additional information, as well as photos, please refer to the web pages for past conferences, available in the right-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 2089
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848
Ph. (808) 944-7549
Fax (808) 944-7070
Email:  [email protected]