About HPU


Presidential Lecture Series on
Global Leadership and Sustainability

Geoffrey Bannister and Connie Lau at Aloha Tower Marketplace
Geoffrey Bannister, HPU president, and Connie Lau, president and CEO of
Hawaiian Electric Industries, at Aloha Tower Marketplace

The Presidential Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Sustainability will be launched as part of HPU’s 50th anniversary in 2015 thanks to a generous gift from Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI).

Each year, the Lecture Series will bring to the Hawaiʻi Pacific University campus nationally and internationally recognized speakers to stimulate conversation and promote leadership on critical topics related to environmental sustainability.

Additionally, the series will address a range of topics including: the challenges of transitioning to a sustainable system in an island economy, food safety, energy production, housing and more.

HPU is pleased to offer the series as a means of enhancing the intellectual life not only of the HPU community, but for Honolulu and the state. Admission to all lectures is free of charge although some lectures may require advanced registration. The series is sponsored by the Office of the President and is supported through the generous contributions of private donors. The 2015 lineup will be announced in December 2014.

Read the announcement here. For more information or to suggest speakers, please contact president@hpu.edu.