Nov. 9: Roundtable on (De)Militarizing the Pacific

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the Center for Pacific Islands Studies. For more, click on the flyer at right:

(De)Militarizing the Pacific:
a roundtable discussion featuring scholars & activists from Hawai'i & Guahan

Halau O Haumea
Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
University of Hawai'i, Manoa


Julian Aguon
is an attorney who specializes in international law and the author of numerous books and law journal articles on the subjects of self-determination, decolonization, demilitarization, and international human rights. He teaches International Law at the University of Guam and lectures widely on these issues. His most recent book, What We Bury At Night, describes the present day realities of the United States' continuing colonial relationships with the islands and peoples of Micronesia. He was named a 2011 Petra Fellow by the New York-based Petra Foundation, a national foundation that honors individuals deemed to have made distinctive contributions to the field of human rights.

Kaleikoa Ka'eo
was born and raised on the island of Maui.  He is a graduate of Baldwin High School and the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.  He lives with his family at Waiohuli, Maui and is an Assistant Professor of Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai'i Maui College.

Terri Keko'olani
is a renowned activist and community leader and will be speaking on behalf of DMZ Hawai'i Aloha 'Aina, Women's Voices, Women Speak (International Women's Network Against Militarism), & Ohana Koa, Nuclear Free & Independent Pacific.

Lisa Natividad
is an Assistant Professor and chair of the Division of Social Work at the University of Guam.  She is also a founding member and President of the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice.  In these capacities, she has represented Guahan (Guam) in various fora as an indigenous voice raising concerns about the planned U.S. military build-up on the island and the impact of militarism on her people and environment.  She is a guest host on the local public radio show, Beyond the Fence, which is dedicated to facilitating community conversations on how the island is impacted by militarism.

Ty Kawika Tengan
is an associate professor of ethnic studies and anthropology at UH Maanoa.  He is the author of the book Native Men Remade: Gender and Nation in Hawai'i, and he teaches on issues of culture, identity, and politics in Hawai'i and the Pacific.  He is originally from Maui and presently resides with his family in Palolo.

Sponsored by The Center for Pacific Islands Studies, American Studies, Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, the UH Marianas Club, and Moana Nui / Hosted by Craig Santos Perez


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