November 14, 2014
Guest: Farideh Farhi, Independent researcher and Affiliate Graduate Faculty in Political Science - UHM
The discussion centered upon recent critical developments in regional and international relations regarding the Middle East. The focus was on the chaos generated through rivalry among major players and the emergence of powerful terrorist organizations. Attempts to resolve major conflagrations have created more complications, not less.
October 10, 2014
Guests: Monisha Das Gupta, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and Women Studies - UHM; Jonathan Okamura, Professor of Ethnic Studies - UHM; Ty Tengan, Chair of Ethnic Studies - UHM
The show focused on the role of the Department of Ethnic Studies in imparting knowledge to students through an integrated and comprehensive course work about fundamental social dimensions such as ethnicity, race, class and gender. Several Ethnic Studies instructors discussed their own research and teaching and their future outlook regarding the field of Ethnic Studies.
September 12, 2014
Guests: Ulla Hasager, Director, Civic Engagement at the College of Social Sciences, UHM; Kat Lobendahn, Civic Engagement Office, College of Social Sciences - UHM and Community Activist; Bonnie Kahape'a-Tanner, Educator - Kānehūnāmoku and Sea Captain.
The guests discussed the value of civic engagement for both the students and community. Focus was on more recent community programs, especially voyaging canoes. The richness of indigenous culture can be used to prepare students academically in disciplines such as mathematics and engineering and professions in the natural sciences such as oceanography.