Gerard Finin is a senior fellow and since 2004 has served as deputy director of the East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program. He conducts research on contemporary social and economic issues in the Pacific islands region, with ongoing projects focusing on governance and globalization. Finin is also engaged in research and teaching related to the Philippines, particularly northern Luzon. His areas of interest include public policy, social change, development, and urbanization. Finin received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.
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Past Organizations Addressed
U.S. Department of State, International Speaker Program Fellow, New Zealand speaking tour on “Aotearoa’s Policy in the Pacific Islands Region: Exemplar for Australia and the United States?” (September 22-29, 2006). U.S. Department of State, International Speaker Program Fellow, Australia and Papua New Guinea speaking tour on “Australia as South Pacific Superpower: Lessons for the U.S.”, (Sept. 18-30, 2005).