Micronesian Waters: No Longer an American Lake

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When: Mar 20 2018 - 10:00am until Mar 20 2018 - 11:30am
Where: John A. Burns Hall, Room 4005
What:

 

A talk by

Robert A. Underwood, Ed.D.
President of Unibetsedåt Guahan (University of Guam)
Former U.S. Congressional Delegate from Guam

The Honorable Robert Underwood is an indigenous Chamorro scholar, political leader, and cultural advocate from Guam, Mariana Islands in Micronesia. He is a former Member of the U.S. Congress and is currently the President of Unibetsedåt Guahan (University of Guam). As an educator, he has served as a high school teacher, curriculum writer, administrator, Dean of the College of Education and Academic Vice President. He is a distinguished scholar with many publications on education, regional political issues, indigenous concerns and cultural change. He served as the Congressional Delegate from Guam in the 103-107th Congresses (1993-2003) during which he sponsored major legislation for Guam, played an active role in Department of Defense authorization bills and was a forceful advocate for political development for insular areas.

Underwood's public service includes an appointment to the National Advisory Council on Bilingual Education during President Carter’s administration and an appointment by President Obama to the National Board of Education Sciences. He also served as Chairman of the Chamorro Language Commission for over a decade and is widely acknowledged as a leading authority on cultural, educational and linguistic issues in Guam and Micronesia. He was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the Guam Humanities Council and is the only Professor Emeritus of Bilingual-Bicultural Education at the University of Guam.

In 2003, he helped create the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund and served as the first Chairman of the Board. He has worked on several research projects with the East West Center, the University of Hawaii and the Asian Pacific Center for Security Studies. Robert was born in Guam (1948) and educated in Guam and California. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Guam (1965) and received a Bachelor’s (1969) and Masters Degree (1971) from Cal State University, Los Angeles. He holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Southern California.


Cosponsored by the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies
and the East-West Center Pacific Islands Development Program

 

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Primary Contact Info:
Name: UH Manoa Center for Pacific Islands Studies
Phone: 956-7700