Spring 2022 Public Lecture Series

Our geography public lectures feature a variety of local, national, and international speakers presenting topics from a diverse range of disciplines.

  • Thursdays at Noon (unless noted)
  • Location: Saunders Hall 443 (maximum capacity of 25)
  • Online/Zoom: Email mkarides@hawaii.edu for access details

Pacific Worlds: Documenting Place-Based Indigenous Knowledge For Internet Dissemination

  • Date: Jan. 20
  • Speaker: Dr. Doug Herman, The Pacific Worlds Institute, HI
  • Co-sponsor: Center for Pacific Island Studies

The Unboxing of the Kumulipo

  • Date: Feb. 3
  • Speaker: Dr. Huihui Kanahele-Mossman, Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation, HI
  • Co-sponsor: Center for Pacific Island Studies

The Impacts of Covid-19 Pandemic on Women’s Work in Tourism in Indonesia

  • Date: Feb. 10
  • Speaker: Dr. Wiwik Suhartami, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  • Co-sponsor: East-West Center

A SHARED Future: Achieving Strength, Health, and Autonomy through Renewable Energy for the Future

  • Date: Feb. 17
  • Speaker: Dr. Heather Castleden, University of Victoria, Canada

Understanding the potential for restoration through agroforestry in Hawai'i

  • Date: Mar. 10
  • Speaker: Dr. Zoe Hastings, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Co-sponsor: Center for Pacific Island Studies

The Contested Production of Property: State Land and Plantations in Laos

  • Date: Mar. 24
  • Speaker: Dr. Miles Kenney-Lazar, National University of Singapore
  • Co-sponsor: Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Ungrounded Sovereignty: The Nexus between Indigenous Sovereignty and Settler State Violence in Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Date: Mar. 31
  • Speaker: Dr Pounamu Jade Aikman, Fulbright Scholar with Harvard University and the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Co-sponsor: Center for Pacific Islands Studies

“Restoring Indonesia’s Forests? [Re]placing Trees and People on the Landscape”

  • Date: Apr. 7
  • Speaker: Dr. Micah Fisher, East-West Center
  • Co-sponsor: Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Tea and Culture in Taiwan

  • Date: Apr. 28
  • Speaker: Dr. Hong Jiang, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa