Research Noon Seminar Series

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The East-West Center Research Program Noon Seminar Series seeks to disseminate research and policy findings on environmental, social, economic, political, and international relations issues in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The Noon Seminar Series invites scholars, advocates, and government officials from throughout the U.S., Asia, and the Pacific to share their findings with colleagues and students through a series of presentations in Honolulu. By capturing these talks on the East-West Center website, the Center makes these research and policy findings available to a broader audience of planners, academics, policymakers, regional specialists, the media, and the general public.

February 20, 2018 Seminar: Allen Clark on "The emerging “Golden Era” of mineral development in the Pacific Ocean"

Deep-sea exploration projects have identified valuable deposits of gold, silver, copper, nickel, and cobalt across the Pacific—both in the open ocean under international jurisdiction and in the territorial waters of several Pacific Island nations. Read More...

January 30, 2018 Seminar: Dina Wahyuni on “The UN Sustainable Development Goals: Stakeholders’ Engagement with the Agenda

Video of Dina Wahyuni's presentation In September 2015, after three years of negotiations and debate, 193 countries agreed to a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at ending poverty, protecting the environment, and ensuring prosperity for all by 2030. The agreement expresses a consensus by governments that the SDGs can only be achieved with the involvement of all stakeholders. Read more...

January 19, 2018 Seminar: Jonna Estudillo on "Maternal Mortality on Lao PDR"

Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) has the highest maternal mortality ratio in Southeast Asia, with 197 women dying in 2015 from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth for every 100,000 live births. Most of these deaths could be prevented. Read more...