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 Fall 2017 Colloquium Schedule

  • Friday, March 10th @ 2:30 - 4:00 PM:
    Photographing Afterness: Experimenting with Potentiality in Memorial Aesthetics - Alexander K Hirsh of University of Alaska Fairbanks
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Department Spotlight

May 8, 2017

Stuart Candy (Phd 2010) has accepted a tenure track Associate Professor position in the School of Design of Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also had an offer from Arizona State and was short listed at Parson School of Design in NYC. Email:

Glenn Durland Paige Professor Emeritus

Published On February 5th, 2017 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser Obituaries

87, died peacefully at home in Honolulu on January 22, 2017. Glenn's wife of over forty years, Glenda, was at his bedside. Born on June 28, 1929 in Brockton, MA, he grew up in Rochester, New Hampshire and Provincetown, MA. He served in the U.S. Army (1948-52) and earned the rank of Captain during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy (1947), Princeton (A.B., politics, 1955), Harvard (A.M., East Asian regional studies, 1957) and Northwestern (Ph.D., political science, 1959). After teaching at Seoul National University (1959-61), and Princeton (1961-67), he taught at the University of Hawai'i (1967-92). Gov. Burns appointed him Program Chair for the Hawaii 2000 futures conference in 1970. His journey took him from combat veteran and Cold War strategist to visionary founder and leader of the Center for Global Nonkilling, founded in 1994 ( He was a renowned scholar of nonviolence, political leadership, and international relations, authoring several seminal books, including The Korean Decision (1968) based on personal interviews with President Truman; Glenn later publicly disavowed this book as counter to a nonkilling political science. Among his many honors were the Princeton Class of '55 Award (1987), Jai Tulsi Anuvrat Award (India, 1995), Distinguished Career Award, American Political Science Assn. (2004), Lifetime Peacemaker Award, Church of the Crossroads (2005), Nuclear Age Peace Foundation's Distinguished Peace Leadership Award (2010), and the Jamnalal Bajaj International Award (India, 2012). He also received two Honorary Doctorates, from Soka University (1992) and Jagran Lakecity University (2016). Glenn will be remembered for his unique vision of promoting change toward the measurable goal of a killing-free world in reverence to life, presented in his path-breaking book Nonkilling Global Political Science (published in over 30 languages). The book has inspired affiliates throughout the world, including a Glenn Paige Nonkilling School in the DR Congo. Glenn leaves six children from his first marriage, Gail, Jan, Donn, Sean, Sharon, and Van Paige; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; and a brother, Kent Paige, of Massachusetts. A Celebration of Life will be held on March 11, 2017, at MuRyangSa Korean Buddhist Temple. Visitation 10-11; service at 11 am. Aloha Attire. In lieu of flowers, donations to honor Glenn and perpetuate his life work may be made to the nonprofit Center for Global Nonkilling, 3653 Tantalus Drive, Honolulu, 96822.

January 5, 2017

Dear Department,

Please join me in congratulating Kate Zhou. Her book Democratization in China, Korea, and Southeast Asia has been selected for production in paperback as part of Routledge's paperback-on-demand arrangement.


This is one of the best IR journals, and our colleague Jaris Grove is one of the contributors to the issue:

Anniversary Issue 10.4: Celebrating 10 Years of International Political Sociology

The IPS Editorial team is happy to announce the publication of IPS Anniversary Issue: "Celebrating 10 Years of International Political Sociology"

10 Years of IPS: Fracturing IR
Jef Huysmans & Joao Pontes Nogueira

Flick of the Skirt: A Feminist Challenge to IR’s Coherent Narrative
Cynthia Enloe

An Insurgency of Things: Foray into the World of Improvised Explosive Devices
Jairus Grove

Blasts from the Past: War and Fracture in the International System
Jens Bartelson

Contesting the Colonial Logics of the International: Towards a Relational Politics for the Pluriverse
Cristina Rojas

Narrating Entanglements: Rethinking the Local/Global Divide in Ethnographic Migration Research
Heather Johnson

Sociology of Transnational Guilds
Didier Bigo

Waiting for International Political Sociology: A Field Guide to Living In-Between
Debbie Lisle

Glenn D.Paige:

 pioneer of nonkilling studies and peace researcher (1929-2017)

At the 16th International Peace Research Association (IPRA) conference held in Brisbane, Australia in 1996 under the guidance of Ralph Summy with the theme” Creating Nonviolent Future”,  Glenn D.Paige began his keynote address titled: “To Leap Beyond Yet Nearer Bring: from war to peace to nonviolence to nonkilling” by recounting another IPRA meeting held in Yokohama, in 1980.

At that meeting, a question was raised as to whether it would be possible for IPRA to take up the subject of “nonviolence”. A distinguished European researcher responded in the negative saying that nonviolence “would discredit peace research”. Six years later in 1986 at the IPRA conference held in Sussex, Theodore Herman convened what I believe to be the first IPRA nonviolence commission. Later in 1988 at the IPRA meeting held in Rio de Janeiro,  Herman asked Paige to help convene the next nonviolence commission. Paige became the convenor of the nonviolence commission in the 1990 IPRA conference held in Groningen, Netherlands. [Papers from this conference were published in Gandhi Marg Vol.14 No.1 (April-June 1992)]

I attended the first IPRA conference in Rio de Janeiro in 1988. Glenn Paige was my teacher and mentor. He taught the course “Nonviolent Political Alternatives” at the Department of Political Science, University of Hawai’I in the late 1970s. I learned from him how nonviolent actions could indeed be alternatives to violence; and that “nonviolence knowledge” is well grounded, empirically and otherwise. I did my University of Hawai’I doctoral thesis titled “The Nonviolent Prince” with him as my advisor, kind and critical, creative and traditional at the same time.

 It was Glenn who initiated me into the world of IPRA as a peace researcher. He has done so much for peace research community especially by strengthening the nonviolence commission through his global contacts at a time when it badly needed such effort. Among other things, his legacy to the peace research community will be his life works- his courage to critique his own celebrated book; and to venture into uncharted knowledge territory.

In 1977, Paige wrote a nonviolent critique of his own work: The Korean Decision (1968). Such critique by the author of his own book published in American Political Science Review (1977) was unprecedented since the journal began in 1906. He wrote his seminal work -Nonkilling Global Political Science, first published in 2002 to the neglect of people in the discipline of political science, but has since been translated into more than 30 languages worldwide.  He founded the Center for Global Nonkilling (CGNK) in 2007.   

On Sunday January 22, 2017 at around noon, Glenn D. Paige passed away in Honolulu, under the loving care of his wife Glenda Paige, after struggling with illnesses at the age of 88. His is a life that has given so much with his firm belief that the world could change for the better; and that killing could end with the advent and advances of the nonkilling knowledge. Seen through Walt Whitman’s poem- “Leaves of Grass”, nonkilling knowledge – Glenn Paige’s song- is

“Not words of routine this song of mine

But abruptly to question, to leap beyond yet nearer bring.”

Chaiwat Satha-Anand

Bangkok, January 23, 2017

January 5, 2017

Dear All:

I thought you might want to read an essay by one of our new graduate students, Jake Sotiriadis, appearing in “Atlantic Expedition,” the newsletter of the German fellowship and exchange program whose mission is to "foster transatlantic solidarity and encourage constructive foreign policy debate."
The article is linked below.

Congrats, Jake!

Article Here


Published On December 7th, 2016 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser Obituaries

92, of Honolulu, passed away in Honolulu on Oct. 25, 2016. He was born Sept. 14, 1962 in Waikiki. A graduate of McKinley High School, he received a BA from the University of Hawai'i in 1948, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1956. He returned to the University of Hawai'i as a professor of political science, and also served as the Vice President for Community Colleges, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Acting Chancellor of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Kosaki is survived by son Randall, and grandchildren Christian Lee, Erica Lee, and Reece Kosaki. Services Dec. 10, 2016 at Diamond Head Mortuary (18th Ave.); visitation 10:00, service 11:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University of Hawai'i Foundation.

October, 2016 Pacific Asia Forum, CSIS

Oct 15, 2016 Mini-Conference: Bringing Political Scientists Together

Thanks to a generous grant from the SEED program, Political Science instructors from all the campuses in the UH system were invited to UHM for a day of discussion. Graduate students and faculty discussed challenges and rewards of teaching on different campuses, needs of students at 2 year and 4 year institutions, and shared research interests.

Dr. Konrad Ng, current director of the Doris Duke museum Shangi-La, spoke about his work bringing political theory to museum curation.

Participants agreed that the gathering was worthwhile and that we should get together every year!


"I got new ideas for how to improve teaching"

Student Spotlight: Shehzi Khan

Shehzi Khan

Shehzi Khan has traveled to several countries, speaks five foreign languages, has worked with high-ranking officials both in the U.S. Department of State and around the world and has even briefed President Obama on her portfolio.

Read more here

August 2016

Congratulations to Hoku Aikau, Noenoe Silva, and Noelani Goodyear-Ka'opua on their forthcoming chapter, "The Practice of Kuleana: Reflections on Critical Indigenous Studies Through Trans-Indigenous Exchange," in a new volume on Critical Indigenous Studies: Engagements in First World Locations, edited by Aileen Moreton-Robinson.

Congratulations to No'eau Peralto upon receipt of a Mellon-Hawai'i predoctoral fellowship.

Read more at Kohala Center

July 2016

Congratulations to Mike Shapiro on the publication of his new book, Politics and Time: Documenting the Event (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2016).

Student Spotlight: Stuart Candy

Brianne GallagherStuart Candy '10 was recently featured in Forbes following his presentation at Amplify Festival 2015, a biennial gathering of 30 of today's most innovative thinkers. He presented a brainstorming game called The Thing From the Future — a game that helps us to frame and build scenarios from the future.

Stuart earned his PhD from our department for his work on experiential scenarios at our Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies. He is currently the Director of the Situation Lab, an Assistant Professor of Strategic Foresight & Innovation at OCAD University, and a Fellow of The Long Now Foundation.

Read more at Forbes.
July 10, 2015

Student Spotlight: Liza Song Lockard

Brianne GallagherLiza Lockard '13 has already published her dissertation. It is titled Human Migration into Space: Alternative Technological Approaches for Long-Term Adaptation to Extraterrestrial Environments. Springer Theses Series, 2014, Electronic or Hardcover format.

Liza is Assistant Professor of Environmental+Interior Design at Chaminade University.

She also anticipates receiving a post doc grant from NASA for Space Biomedical Research, for which Kim Binsted (a member of her dissertation committee) has offered to be mentor. Liza says "My proposal focuses on how to mitigate isolation and confinement through environmental factors — in particular, the development and use of various multi-sensory virtual interfaces to be integrated into the habitat simulation on the Big Island" which is ongoing now, as some of you may know. Congratulations Liza!

Read more at Chaminade University.
March 27, 2014

Student Spotlight: Brianne Gallagher

Brianne GallagherBrianne Gallagher was selected for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID). As a Postdoctoral Fellow at GRID, Brianne will have the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Susan Brison, co–teach GRID's annual seminar, teach WGST 96: Advanced Research in Women's and Gender Studies, and turn her dissertation into a book manuscript for publication. Congratulations Brianne!

Read more at Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth.
February 27, 2014


01/27/14 - Professor Manfred Henningsen celebrates becoming a United States citizen with Governor Neil Abercrombie!

Memory of WWII in Japan and Germany with Professor Henningsen

Interview with Associate Professor Hong Jiang (Geography, UH Mānoa) and Professor Manfred Henningsen on ThinkTech Hawai‘i's program "Asia in Review"

01/03/2014 - Updated dissertation defense protocols for all Political Science PhD students:

Click here to read the new policy regarding dissertation defenses.

12/13/13 - End of the Semester Potluck!

All images courtesy of PhD student Julia Guimaraes -

11/08/13 - Assistant Professor Colin Moore talks to Hawaii News Now about same-sex marriage debate.

10/02/13: Assistant Professor Colin Moore interviewed by ABC Radio Australia about the U.S. government shutdown.

Faculty Spotlight: Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua

Professor Goodyear-Kaopua receiving awardCongratulations to Associate Professor Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua, who received the UH Mānoa Chancellor's Citation for Meritorious Teaching on April 30, 2013. Photo: Regent Jeffrey Acido, Professor Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua, and Chancellor Tom Apple.
Read more at the UH Mānoa Awards page.


Student Spotlight: Seong Won Park

Professor Moore's KHON2 interviewCongratulations to Dr. Seong Won Park for being accepted as a full-time research fellow at the Science & Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) in Korea. STEPI handles national policy on science and technology in Korea.



Presidential debate: Hawaii voters weigh in

Professor Moore's KHON2 interviewProfessor Colin Moore was recently interviewed by KHON2 regarding the first 2012 Presidential Debate between presidential candidates former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. Visit KHON2 to read more and watch Professor Moore's interview.



February 2012

Congratulations to Dr. Hokulani Aikau on her new book!


12/09/11 - Nevi and Clare's Aloha Party!










Globalizations; Special Forum on the Arab Revolutions

Check out this special issue co-edited by Professor Nevzat Soguk and Anna M. Agathangelou.


"Rocking the Kasbah: Insurrectional Politics, the "Arab Streets", and Global Revolution in the 21st Century" by Agathangelou, Anna M. and Soguk, Nevzat

"Uprisings in 'Arab Streets', Revolutions in 'Arabs Minds'!" A Provocation by Soguk, Nevzat

"Tehran's Delayed Spring?" by Farhi, Farideh

"Libya's 'Black' Market Diplomacies: Opacity and Entanglements in the Face of Hope and Horror" by Opondo, Sam Okoth

Gills, Barry Ed. Globalizations; Special Forum on the Arab Revolutions. Globalizations,V8:5, Routledge, October 2011



Professor Manfred Steger (UHM Political Science) will deliver the keynote address for the APEC Voices of the Futures Conference at Bishop Museum on Thursday, November 10 at 7pm. Entitled "Globalization and the Ideological Struggle of the 21st Century," Steger's talk will be addressed to 120 youth leader delegates from all 21 APEC member nations.



Noelani Goodyear-Kaopua officially signed her book contract with the University of Minnesota Press. Her book is entitled: Sovereign pedagogies: Portraits of a Native Hawaiian charter school.

Katharina Heyer has been elected as the LSA Trustee Class of 2014 for a three year term.



Manfred B. Steger Awarded Australian Research Council, Discovery Grant (2012-14) - Professors Manfred B Steger (U.H Manoa-Political Science) and Paul James (RMIT University, Australia) have been awarded $120,000.00 for their research project entitled “Globalization and the Formation of Meaning: The Career of a Key Concept.” As chief investigators they seek to discover how “globalization” has become the most powerful buzzword of our time. The project will examine texts, contexts and interview the most prominent globalization experts in the English-speaking world to develop the first comparative history of the concept. 



Heather Frey and Rex Troumbley just received word from Jonathan Peck, President of the Institute for Alternative Futures in Alexandria, Virginia, that their scenario on “Poverty 2039” won the $1000.00 third prize in an international contest run by the Institute.
The announcement said, “Our panel praised the great creativity of your images, writing and policy recommendations. By involving students from different cultures you managed to bring multiple perspectives together for the alternative images of poverty in 2039. You effectively dealt with big global issues in a provocative and readable treatment.”
Congratulations to you both


Summer Improvements: Friedman Room Makeover

New carpet, chairs, table and technology -check out the transformation!




















UHM Indigenous Politics Program Receives OHA Funds for International Academic and Cultural Exchange For Six Native Hawaiians

The Indigenous Politics Program in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa has received a $25,000 grant to provide tuition and stipends for six Native Hawaiians to participate in Land, Water, and Governance: Reclaiming 'Ćelánen'(Ancestry/Birthright), a two-week exchange with indigenous scholars and practitioners in Victoria, British Columbia. The exchange is a collaboration between the Indigenous Politics Program at UHM and the School of Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria.

Land, Water, and Governance: Reclaiming 'Ćelánen' offers a unique opportunity for cross-cultural study of indigenous practices in the seminar room as well as in the community. It is a part of a broader course of study that prepares Master’s and PhD students at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa to think critically about issues facing the Native Hawaiian and other indigenous communities. The mission of the program is to nurture individuals to engage in a critical praxis of indigenous politics and to strengthen the relationships between the university and indigenous communities. In keeping with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ `Āina strategic priority, this summer exchange trains Native Hawaiian scholars to participate in responsible stewardship of Ka Pae ʻĀina in order to maintain the connection to the past and move forward with a viable land and water base.

More information about the exchange can be found on the Indigenous Politics website at


01/07/11 - Retirement party for John Wilson, George Kent and Neal Milner.

retirement party