In this second installation of the ʻOnipaʻa series at UH West Oʻahu, ʻOnipaʻa: the Legal Status of Hawaiʻi, Dr. Keanu Sai will discuss the legal history of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Sai’s presentation will address the question, “What happened to the Hawaiian Kingdom and why do we think Hawai‘i is a part of the United States?” All students, faculty, staff, and the community are encouraged to attend on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the UH West Oʻahu Library second floor.
Dr. Keanu Sai is a political scientist whose doctoral research focuses on the legal and political history of the Hawaiian Kingdom from the eighteenth century to the present.
The ʻOnipaʻa series is sponsored by the UH West Oʻahu ʻUluʻulu Henry K. Giugni Moving Image Archive of Hawaiʻi, the UHWO Hawaiian-Pacific Studies, Political Science, and History programs, and the UH West Oʻahu Library. For more information, call (808) 689-2740.