"Pondering Paradise: Contemporary Issues Through a Pacific
All Spring 2014 Davies Forum Lectures are free and open to the
public. Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions or require
reasonable accommodation, please contact Andie Vallee
April 16, 2014
"The Pacific in the National Imaginary"
A Lecture by Dr. Konrad Ng
Lone Mountain 100 - 5:30pm-7:00pm
Dr. Konrad Ng has served
as director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center since May 2011. The Smithsonian Asian
Pacific American Center highlights the rich contributions, experiences and
history of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans at the Smithsonian, and aims to
be a hub – a cultural
laboratory for exploring
Asian Pacific American history, art, culture, and existence itself.
April 24, 2014
"Females and Films of the Pacific"
Featuring a panel of Leanne Ferrer, Lisette Marie Flanary, and
Fromm, Xavier Auditorium - 5:00pm-6:30pm
Leanne Ferrer is the Executive Director for Pacific Islanders in Communication, which was established in Honolulu in 1991 as a national non-profit media arts organization. Leslie Lombre is also associated with PIC, serving on the Board of Directors, and she is the co-founder of the Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema in San Francisco. Our third panelist, Lisette Marie Flanary, is an independent filmmaker and hula dancer, who creates documentary films that celebrate a modern renaissance of the hula dance and Hawaiian Culture.