The goal of the College of Social Sciences is to provide our students with an excellent educational experience, our faculty with an exciting academic setting, and our community with expertise to examine public issues.
Teaching is an important part of the College. Our courses expose students to a wide range of perspectives, enhance their spirit and skills of inquiry, and encourage their continual pursuit of truth. Our aim is to prepare students for fulfilling lives, productive careers, responsible citizenship and lifelong learning.
Research is another important function of the College. Research not only adds to the reservoir of social science knowledge but also enhances the intellectual climate of our campus. Students benefit from the interaction with our faculty who conduct significant basic research and innovative applied investigation. With its multicultural population and unique geographical setting, Hawai‘i serves as a natural laboratory for social science research.
Application is a third important component of the College's mission. Students are afforded opportunities to stretch their minds beyond the boundaries of the classroom through experiences such as service learning, and the faculty are given opportunities to put their knowledge and expertise into practice to address consequential civic matters.
Indonesia Symposium: Disaster Risk Reduction And Resilience
Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort and Spa
June 13-14, 2013
Leaders from academics, government, commerce, and non-profit organizations will come together for a multi-level discussion on the issue of disaster risk reduction and resilience in the Asia-Pacific region with a special focus on Indonesia. The symposium will provide an understanding of the challenges of disaster risk reduction and resilience in Indonesia, set achievable goals towards resilience, and determine how to link approaches with climate change adaptation and sustainable development. Sharing know-how, best practices and lessons learned will be a central focus of the symposium and related workshops.
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Dean of the College of Social Sciences
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