Science, Politics and Governance: Better Dialogue that Produces Better Results

This conference will be held on November 12, with an optional workshop on November 13. Participants will explore the collisions between operating cultures, premises and goals of “science,” “politics”, and “governance”. A group of veteran problem-solvers will illuminate future pathways, offer new insights, and introduce practical skills to prevent and manage these kinds of conflicts to better effect. The conference schedule is as follows.

-Conference, Nov. 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

UHM East-West Center (Imin Hall)

-Workshop, Nov. 13, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Omidyar Leaders Network Conference Rm., Topa Financial Center

Light breakfast included.

Cost is $60 general, $45 UH faculty/staff/ACR-Hawaii members, and $12 UH students. Please note that there is no discounted student rate for the workshop. Students interested in registering for the workshop will pay the UH rate of $45. To register online go to or contact Amy Nye at For more information on the event contact Anne Smoke Matsuda at or visit the institute’s website at This conference is sponsored by the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution.