IGSC - 15th Conference


The 15th East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference

Hawaii Imin International Conference Center
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 
February 11-13, 2016

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Conference Program Schedule (download PDF)
Conference Poster (download PDF)

Conference Paper Presentations:  Friday-Saturday, February 12-13, 2016
Conference Photos:  East-West Center official photo album | Participant photo album
Opening Ceremony:  Thursday, February 11, 2016
Keynote Address:  "The New Global Development Agenda 2015-30: Regional Implications and Your Role"

Ambassador Amanda Ellis is a passionate proponent of collaborative approaches to international development. Her work at the UN, the World Bank and running NZ Aid has actively engaged academia, the private sector and civil society to help shape more inclusive and impactful solutions. Amanda is author of two Random House best selling books and five in the World Bank Directions in Development series.


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 Accomodation

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 10 to February 15, 2015. (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]

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