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Federated States of Micronesia

The World Factbook: Background: :: The Federated States of Micronesia, a UN Trust Territory under US administration, adopted a constitution in 1979. Independence came in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association with the US, which was amended and renewed in 2004. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, and overdependence on US aid. :: more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: The Federated States of Micronesia i/ˌmaɪkroʊˈniːʒə/ (FSM) is an independent sovereign island nation consisting of four states – from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae – that are spread across the Western Pacific Ocean. Together, the states comprise around 607 islands (a combined land area of approximately 702 km2 or 271 sq mi) that cover a longitudinal distance of almost 2,700 km (1,678 mi) just north of the equator. They lie northeast more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Curator, Oceania at Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University, United States

Keywords: Cosmology, Cultural Heritage, Engaged Anthropology, Environment, First Contacts, Globalization, Historical Imagination, History, Intellectual Property Rights, Land Management

Associate Professor, Department of Pacific Affairs, College of Asia and the Pacific at Australian National University, Australia

Keywords: Climate Change, Agency, Anthropology, Conflict Resolution, Coral Reefs, Cultural Geography, Development Studies, Fisheries, Food History, History

Lecturer, New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Independent researcher, retired University Professor at University of the French Pacific, French Polynesia

Keywords: Myth, Pre-European Settlement, Genetics, Archaeology, Prehistory

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Culture and Communication Studies at Waseda University, Japan

Keywords: Post-Colonialism, Self-Determination, World War II, Art, Climate Change, Cultural Studies, Critical History, Commemoration, Gender, Sexuality

Professor, Law at Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Customary Law, Gender, Land Tenure, Neo-Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Sustainability, Development, Children, Legal Pluralism

Sebastien GALLIOT
Research Fellow, CREDO - Centre de Recherche et de Documentation sur l'Océanie at Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, EHESS, France

Keywords: Cultural Technology, First Contacts, Art, Ritual, Social Change

PhD Student, School of Geography at University of Otago, New Zealand

Keywords: Climate Change Migration, Pacific Studies, Sustainable Development, Perceptions, Geography, Sustainable Livelihoods

Elisabeth HOLLAND
Professor, Pacific Centre for the Environment and Sustainable Development at University of the South Pacific, Nauru

Keywords: Climate Change, Oceania, Ocean Acidification, Pacific Studies, Sustainable Development, Sustainability

Maureece LEVIN
Assistant Professor, School of Human Inquiry at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, United States

Keywords: Anthropology Of Foodways, Archaeobotany, Environmental Anthropology, Ethnobotany, Ethnobiology, Ethnoecology, Food History, Human Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge, Plant Domestication

PhD Student, Escuela de Estudios Hispano-Americanos, Seville at Spanish National High Research Council (CSIC), Spain

Keywords: International Relationships, History

Patrick NUNN
Professor, Sustainability Research Centre at University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

Keywords: Climate Change, Coastal Erosion, Cultural Change, Human Ecology, Indigenous Knowledge, Kava, Landscape, Myth, Religion And The Environment, Sustainable Development

Gonzaga PUAS
Research Fellow, Department of Pacific Affairs at Australian National University, Australia

Professor, Geology at University of Kansas, United States

Keywords: Geomorphology, Sedimentology, Ocean Acidification, Coral Reefs, Coastal Erosion, Remote Sensing, Hydrodynamics

Professor, Micronesian Area Research Center at University of Guam, Guam

Associate Professor, Centre for Samoan Studies at National University of Samoa, Samoa

Keywords: Applied Anthropology, Development Studies

Senior Lecturer, College of Arts, Society and Education at James Cook University, Australia

Keywords: Political Ecology, Political Economy, Small-scale Fisheries, Social Impact Analysis, Marine Biodiversity, Logging, Land Tenure, Epistemology, Environment, Ethnobotany

Nagaoka TAKUYA
Independent researcher, NGO Pasifika Renaissance, Japan

Research Fellow, Ho'omaluhia, Hawai'i, International and Indigenous Division at Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, United States

Keywords: Customary Law, Diasporas, Gender Violence, Health, Human Rights, Identity, Justice, Law and Culture, Mining, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Associate Professor, School of Marine Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Climate Change, Conservation, Cultural Geography, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Natural Hazards, Sustainability

Michael WALSH
, Center for Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific Studies at Georgetown University, United States

Official Websites

  • Government of the Federated States of Micr...
  • US Department of the Interior - Office of ...
  • Legal Information System of the Federated ...

    Research Centres

  • Cooperative Research & Extension - College...

    Libraries and Archives

  • College of Micronesia Library...
  • Congress of Micronesia Library...
  • MicSem Library...

    Museum Collections

  • American Museum of Natural History...
  • Australian Museum...
  • Berndt Museum of Anthropology...

    Health and Health Research

  • Department of Health & Social Affairs - Go...
  • Department of Health Services Pohnpei Stat...
  • Institut of Health Metrics and Evaluation...


    List of languages
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  • Recordings at Paradisec

    Administrative Areas

    Chuuk (State)
    Kosrae (State)
    Pohnpei (State)
    Yap (State)

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