Graduate Students from 27 Nations to Gather at International Conference on Asia Pacific Research
HONOLULU (Feb. 10) -- More than 175 graduate students from 63 universities in 27 nations are set to gather this week at the Hawai‘i Imin International Conference Center in Honolulu to present their research at the East-West Center’s 8th annual International Graduate Student Conference. The interdisciplinary gathering, planned and organized by EWC students, is the largest of its kind worldwide. All conference sessions are free and open to the public, with the exception of meals and receptions.


The three-day conference, which runs Feb. 12-14, includes nearly 40 panel sessions in a number of areas focusing on the Asia Pacific region and its interactions with the U.S. Prominent economist Marcus Noland will deliver the conference’s keynote address on Thurs. Feb. 12 at 4:30 p.m., on the topic of  “Twilight of Globalization? A View from the Asia Pacific.”


The primarily self-funded presenters were selected from more than 300 graduate students who submitted paper abstracts. Close to 60 of the presenters are from outside the U.S., more than 40 are from Hawai‘i, and the remainder are from the U.S. mainland. Detailed program information can be found at


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 5:45 p.m on Feb. 13 & 14. For more information, contact 944-7758, or [email protected]


The co-chairs for this year’s conference are EWC Degree Fellows Neneng Rosmy from Indonesia and Carl Polley of the U.S.




The EAST-WEST CENTER is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.