Pacific Ocean Thematic: Pacific Worlds Initiative

Mark Hanna
UC San Diego

Stacy Kamehiro
UC Santa Cruz

The group proposed establishing an ambitious University of California Pacific Worlds Initiative (UCPWI) that would include two events and a workshop program continuing into the foreseeable future. The group brought together faculty and graduate students from across the UC system to discuss how Pacific Ocean Studies as a critical focus challenges our intellectual and creative production. It also planned to produce a special journal edition on creative economies in the Pacific World.