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Monday, October 17 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hawaiian Culture - Leveraging Sovereignty: Kauikeaouli’s Global Strategy for the Hawaiian Nation, 1825–1854

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Faced with a hostile takeover of his kingdom, Kauikeaouli boldly challenged Britain, France and the United States to recognize his sovereign rule over an independent state. And he succeeded. But then another struggle began, for the king quickly learned that assurances of territorial sovereignty did not include assurances of functional sovereignty.

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Lorenz Gonschor

Originally from Germany, Lorenz Gonschor obtained a master’s degree in Pacific Islands studies, and a PhD in political science from the University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa -- the basis for his book A Power in the World: The Hawaiian Kingdom in Oceania. He has taught at the University... Read More →

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J. Susan Corley

J. Susan Corley, PhD, was born and raised in Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu and holds a PHD in history from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She has researched extensively in Hawaiian-and English-language newspapers, letters, manuscript collections, and kingdom governance documents of... Read More →

Monday October 17, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm HST