The Exchange ― Life in a Limbo: Borders of the Nation-State


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When: Feb 11 2019 - 6:30pm until Feb 11 2019 - 8:30pm
Where: Imin International Conference Center Keoni Auditorium

A student-led initiative supported by the East-West Center Education Program and a generous gift from Richard H. Cox






Pam DeLargy

Pam DeLargy is a public health and population specialist who is rejoining academia after a twenty year career in international development and humanitarian response where she worked in the areas of population and development, migration, gender and development (including reproductive health). As the head of UNFPA's humanitarian programs, she worked to bring attention to the needs of women and adolescents in emergency situations by leading a number of United Nations efforts to expand and improve basic standards for humanitarian programming and she was among the first within the international humanitarian community to work toward understanding and responding to HIV and conflict and sexual violence in conflicts. She also served for a number of years in Eritrea, Sudan, and Ethiopia and is a specialist on the Horn of Africa, where she also did her earlier dissertation research. Prior to joining ASU,  she was Senior Advisor to the U.N. Special Representative for Migration (London) and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Global Affairs of the London's School of Economics. Her recent research and writing is on the cross- Mediterranean migration crisis. Ms. DeLargy works closely with ASU's Education for Humanity initiative, which seeks to bring access to higher education to camp-based and urban refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Uganda, and Ethiopia.

Ger Thao

Ger Thao holds an MA in Education, a BA in Liberal Studies, and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Chico. She is a Graduate Degree Fellow of the East- West Center and is pursuing a PhD in Education with a Curriculum & Instruction Specialization at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. A speaker of both English/Hmong, she has been teaching for eight years as an elementary school teacher and as an English Language Arts Intervention Specialist/English Language Development Coordinator. Her research interest focuses on multicultural children's literature and cultural curriculum by underrepresented marginalized groups, with a focus on literature by Hmong authors and the teaching of Hmong language and culture. She wrote this bilingual children’s picture book to share her family’s story and the historical/cultural context of the Hmong with the community.

The Exchange is an event series connecting its audiences with issues, ideas, and leaders across the US, Asia, and Indo-Pacific region. Each weekly event features distinguished speakers, artistic performances, dynamic activities, and great food.

This BETA version of The Exchange in spring 2019 is preparation for the official launch in fall 2019.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed by presenters and participants at the EXCHANGE do not necessarily reflect those of the East-West Center.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Kuhio Vogeler
Phone: (808)944-7458