9th East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC)

All sessions at the 9th East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC), to be held on February 11-13, 2010 are free and open to the public. The updated conference program/sessions will be posted on our website at:


The reception and meals are for registered conference participants only.

The EWC International Graduate Student Conference Co-chairs invite and encourage you all to attend and participate in their sessions, and share this conference information to your colleagues or interested friends.

Please see the summary of the program/sessions below.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Opening Ceremony Keoni Auditorium, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Welcoming Hula
Conference Report
Welcoming Addresses
Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Keynote Address:
Mr. C. H. Tung
Vice Chairman, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference
Founding Chairman, China-United States Exchange Foundation
Former Chief Executive of Hong Kong

Friday, February 12, 2010

Parallel Session 1, 8:30 am – 10:15 am

1.1        Education in the Asia-Pacific Region

1.2        Navigating Postmodernity I: The Transformation of the Modern

1.3        Asian Democratic Systems

1.4        Responses to Social Traumas in Asia-Pacific Contexts

Parallel Session 2, 10:30 am – 12:15 pm

2.1        Second Language Acquisition in Asia

2.2        Navigating Postmodernity II: The Transformation of the Traditional

2.3        Taking the Pulse of Global Market Liberalization: Views from Asia

2.4        National Unity in Nations and Regions of Ethnic Diversity

Poster Session

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Parallel Session 3, 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

3.1        English Education in Asian Contexts I

3.2        Asian Diasporic Identities

3.3        Leadership and Development in the Asia-Pacific

3.4        Post-Conflict Reconciliation & Healing I: Representing the Past

Parallel Session 4, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm

4.1        English Education in Asian Contexts II

4.2        Health Security in the 21st Century

4.3        Economics in Asia: Theory and Prediction

4.4        Post-Conflict Reconciliation & Healing II: Assessing the Present

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Parallel Session 5, 8:30 am – 10:15 am

5.1        Language Conservation & Linguistics in the Asia-Pacific

5.2        Dialogue & Identity at the Periphery of Islam

5.3     Postmodern Identities: Heterogeneity & Transformation

Parallel Session 6, 10:30 am – 12:15 pm

6.1        Emerging Trends in Regional Reconfiguration

6.2        Layers of Identity in China

6.3        Fresh Perspectives from Disaster Recovery Areas 

Parallel Session 7, 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

7.1        Graying Societies in the Asia-Pacific

7.2        Ritual & Subjectivity in Asian Cultures

7.3        Business Management & Governance in Asian Nations

Parallel Session 8, 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm

8.1        Health & Environmental Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region

8.2        Sustaining Culture & Conserving Tradition in the Era of Globalization

8.3        Identifying & Addressing Emerging Threats in the Asia-Pacific