Social Sciences Department

The Department of Social Sciences at Hawai'i Pacific University houses undegraduate academic programs in anthropology, geography, international relations, international studies, justice administration, political science, social science, and sociology; and an interdisciplinary graduate program in global leadership and sustaintable development. Faculty and students combine their intellectual curiosity to foster greater awareness of a range of socio-cultural, political, and global issues, and in turn help to educate global citizens ready to make a difference in the world.


HONOLULU — Carlos Juarez, Ph.D., chairman of the Hawai‘i Pacific University Department of Social Sciences, has been elected president of the Hawai‘i chapter of the Fulbright Association

HONOLULU — Hawai‘i Pacific University alumnus Lance Jackson has been selected for a prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship — a program administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation for the U.S. Department of State...


HONOLULU — Hawai‘i Pacific University student Ladimir Geake is one of only four students nationwide accepted into a prestigious internship in Washington, D.C....


Could India be a global power? Dr. Patrick Bratton explores this question with Bill Sharp on Asia in Review...


For the past three summers, HPU has hosted an important gathering of international educators. This program funded by a multi-year, multi-million dollar federal grant project from the U.S. Department of State...