Peter Apo, Hawai‘i Community Leader and Former Legislator

It’s Very, Very Personal. It’s All About Who You Know

Peter Apo, one of Hawai‘i’s most distinguished political and community leaders, served eight years as an elected trustee of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and 12 years as a Hawai‘i state legislator. He also was special assistant on Hawaiian affairs to Governor Ben Cayetano, and both director of culture and arts and director of Waikiki development for the City and County of Honolulu. Today, he is a cultural tourism consultant and a freelance political columnist.

Before joining the panel at a Zócalo/Daniel K. Inouye Institute “Pau Hana” event titled “How …

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John M. Knox, Hawai‘i Society and Economic Research Consultant

Iceland Is a Lot Like Hawai‘i in Terms of Tourism

John M. Knox has been a Hawai‘i socioeconomic research consultant for more than 40 years. He has prepared social and economic impact studies for dozens of Hawai‘i resort projects, and …

Martha Honey, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Travel

We Were the Only Foreign Journalists Who Traveled With Tanzanian Troops

Martha Honey is co-founder and executive director of the Washington, D.C.-headquartered Center for Responsible Travel. The author of multiple volumes about tourism in the Caribbean, she writes about ecotourism, cruise …

Journalist Claudia Kolker

I Never Lose My Fountain Pen

Claudia Kolker is an award-winning journalist and the editor of Rice Business Wisdom, the ideas magazine at Rice Business School and author of The Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn …

CALmatters Health Journalist Elizabeth Aguilera

The Strangest, Most Surreal Place Was New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina

Elizabeth Aguilera is an award-winning multimedia journalist who covers health and social services for CALmatters. Previously, she produced stories about community health for Southern California Public Radio/KPCC 89.3, where her …

UCLA Medical Anthropologist Marjorie Kagawa-Singer

The Five Stages of Grief Don’t Always Apply

Marjorie Kagawa-Singer is a medical anthropologist at UCLA. In a 45-year career working as a clinician and a researcher, she has focused on reducing health disparities and identifying cultural processes …