"Pondering Paradise: Contemporary Issues Through a Pacific Lens"

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 Leslie Lombre

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.