Dr. Tarcisius Kabutaulaka

Dr. Tarcisius Kabutaulaka appointed new director of Center for Pacific Islands Studies

Kabutaulaka will take over from Terence Wesley-Smith, who has served as director since 2010 and who will stay on as a member of the CPIS teaching faculty.

Born and raised on the Weather Coast of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Kabutaulaka is well known and widely respected throughout the region. He has established a distinguished record of teaching, research, and service in academic institutions, as well as a reputation for his work as a consultant for regional governments and nongovernmental organizations across Oceania and beyond.