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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (SIBC, June 19) - Solomon Islands
scholar and former University of the South Pacific lecturer, Dr Tarcicius Tara
Kabutaulaka, has been appointed to the East-West Center’s Pacific Islands
Development Program, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Kabutaulaka, who hails from Avuavu on the Weathercoast of
Guadalcanal, will be the first Solomon Islander to be appointed as a Fellow at
the East-West Center.

The East-West Center is an internationally recognized education
and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen
understanding and relations between the United States and the countries of the
Asia Pacific region. Kabutaulaka has a PhD in Political Science and
International Relations from the Australian National University in Canberra and
has resigned from the University of the South Pacific after working for the
institution for more than 11 years.

Kabutaulaka's new work will see him responsible for designing,
conducting, and publishing research work on the critical issue of political
transformation and development, nation formation and good governance, conflict
resolution, and stability in the Pacific Islands, with particular relevance for
Melanesian societies.

Kabutaulaka, 36, moved to Honolulu with his wife and two
daughters to take his new post this month.

June 20, 2003

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corp.: www.sibconline.com.sb 


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