Graduate Students from 24 Nations to Gather at EWC Conference


HONOLULU (Feb. 12, 2013) -- More than 90 graduate students from 42 universities in 24 nations are set to gather at the East-West Center this week to present their research at the Center’s 12th annual International Graduate Student Conference. The interdisciplinary gathering, planned and organized by EWC students, is the largest of its kind worldwide. All conference sessions, excluding meals, are free and open to the public.

The three-day conference, which runs Feb. 14-16 at EWC’s Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center, includes 24 panel sessions in a number of areas focusing on the Asia Pacific region and its interactions with the U.S. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, noted expert on U.S. political campaigns and media, will deliver the conference’s keynote address on Thurs. Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m., on the topic of “The Deceptions, Distractions and Revelations of the 2012 U.S. Presidential Campaign."

The primarily self-funded presenters were selected from 180 graduate students who submitted paper abstracts. Some 35 presenters are from outside the U.S., 41 are from Hawai‘i, and the remainder are from the U.S. mainland.

All conference sessions will take place at the Imin Center’s Jefferson Hall, located at 1777 East-West Road opposite UH Manoa’s Kennedy Theatre. The panel sessions run between 8:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. on Feb. 15 & 16. For more information, contact 944-1111, or [email protected]

The co-chairs for this year’s conference are ADB Fellow Asmatullah Junejo and EWC Graduate Degree Fellow Brian T. Alofaituli.