The 11th Annual East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia Pacific Region


Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA
February 16-18, 2012

The East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) is an annual interdisciplinary conference that welcomes presentations in a number of thematic and disciplinary areas focusing on the Asia Pacific region, and/or the relationship/interaction of the US with the Asia Pacific region. For the purposes of the conference, Asia Pacific is defined to include:  South Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, all the Pacific Rim nations and Pacific Islands, and Russia.

Keynote Address

"The Decade Ahead:  Global Risks and Opportunities"
W. Lee Howell (bio)
Managing Director
Head of Centre for Global Events & Risk Response Network
World Economic Forum
Keoni Auditorium, Hawaii Imin International Conference Center
Thursday, February 16, 4:30-6:00pm


The opening ceremony program is available here.
The final conference schedule and booklet can be downloaded here.

91 graduate students from 46 universities around the world will present their papers. Papers are organized in 23 panels. Parallel sessions are scheduled on Friday and Saturday, February 17-18, on the second floor of the Imin International Conference Center at the East-West Center, at 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii.


Presenters are invited to submit their complete paper to be considered for the East-West Center working paper series. Papers will be subjected to another review process. Please send your complete paper to [email protected] by May 1, 2012. Submissions should be in an MS-Word file. Put "working paper - your last name" in the email subject line. To see the previous conferences' working paper series, click here.

Past Conferences

For additional information, as well as photos, please refer to the web pages for past conferences, available in the lefthand 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 11th 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
Email: [email protected]