This past week (3/11/20) I visited the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. It was small gathering at the institute’s office hosted by José Barzola and Maya Soetoro-Ng. I shared with them ideas on advancing a career in the field. I’ve long known about the institute since my days at USIP. Sen. Matsunaga was a leader in the establishment of USIP in the 1980s.
The institute supports an undergraduate program, graduate certificate, and Peace Corps Prep program for undergrads.
I was glad to visit and looking forward to working more with the program, possibly online.