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Graduate Students from 26 Nations to Gather in Honolulu for International Conference on Asia Pacific Research
HONOLULU (Feb. 11, 2011) -- More than 130 graduate students from 48 universities in 26 nations are set to gather next week at the Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center in Honolulu to present their research at the East-West Center’s 10th annual International Graduate Student Conference. The interdisciplinary gathering, planned and organized by EWC students, is the largest of its kind worldwide. All conference panel sessions are free and open to the public.

The three-day conference, which runs Feb. 17-19, includes 28 panel sessions in a number of areas focusing on the Asia Pacific region and its interactions with the U.S. Dr. Satu Limaye, director of the East-West center in Washington, will deliver the conference’s keynote address on Feb. 17 at 4:30 p.m., on the topic of  “America's Asian Anxieties: A View from Washington.”

The primarily self-funded presenters were selected from more than 250 graduate students who submitted paper abstracts. Some 32 presenters are from outside the U.S., 56 are from Hawai‘i, and the remainders are from the U.S. mainland. Detailed program information can be found at www.eastwestcenter.org/studentconference

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. 18 & 19. For more information, contact 944-1111, or [email protected]

The co-chairs for this year’s conference are EWC Degree Fellows Beryl Yang from China and Apinya Jantunyarux of the Thailand.