The School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies (SHAPS) is now accepting applications to attend the United Nations University Global Seminar - 2nd Hawai'i Session, entitled "Consuming Cultures: Change, Tradition and Choice in Asia and the Pacific," May 18-21, 2005.
SHAPS will once again join with the United Nations University (Tokyo) to host the seminar. Held on the UH Manoa campus, this Global Seminar is designed as an intense, three-day exploration of significant contemporary issues affecting the Asia-Pacific region. Students and young professionals will engage with scholars, artists, and experts working in the global network of the United Nations and international universities. Small group discussions, as well as community interaction, will help participants analyze concepts raised in scheduled presentations.
Participants will be selected through an application process. We are looking for students(undergraduate and graduate) and young professionals who are interested in the topic of the seminar, namely the ways in which the exchange of ideas and materials have transformed the lives of peoples across Asia and the Pacific.
For more information regarding the seminar, the theme and application forms, go to
To find out more about this past year's seminar, go to
To find out more about the UNU Global Seminar Series, go to
Brou-Dip Festival at LCC on November 26, 2004
The Cambodian Club at LCC is hosting a festival in LCC Conference Room AD-104. 12:00 - 1:30 Pot-Luck Party (LCC Conf Room -AD103)
1:30 - 3:30 Enjoy a Cambodian Movie (LCC Conf Room)
3:30 - 4:30 Learn how to make a brou-dip [Floating Lantern] (LCC Conf Room)
4:30 - 5:30 Float the brou-dip at the Blaisdell Park (Pearl City)
Call 455-0392 for more information.
"The Art of Prach" at UHM on November 30, 2004
Long Beach rap artist Prach Ly will be performing at UH Manoa's Architecture Auditorium. Prach is a Cambodian-American hip-hop artist who raps in both Khmer and English and mixes contemporary hip-hop beats with traditional Cambodian forms of music. Reception starts at 6:00 pm, concert at 7:00. There will be a question and answer period after the performance. flyer