The HPPRS is GRIH’s first event series for 2011/2012.

by Cody Hensarling

About the Series

We, Grassroot Institute, are teamed up with the Student Chapter of the Federalist Society at the University of Hawaii, Small Business Hawaii Foundation, Hawaii Reporter, Aloha Conservative Alliance, Aloha 4 All, and sometimes other organizations to bring you these speakers on diverse subjects throughout the school year.

Most speakers will present at two or three different venues during their short stay:

– Presentation at UH Richardson Law School around the noon hour. You are invited to attend. Light lunch buffet is provided by the Federalist Society. GRIH plans to engage a van from HPU Downtown to the UH Law School and back at $5.00 each person. UH Parking Structure fee is $4.00 per hour if space is available (which usually isn’t the case, hence why we recommend the van option).

– A luncheon featuring the speaker, often on a different subject, which focuses on public policy problems and solutions in Hawaii. Usually, a $25.00 per person fee with student or legislator hosting for an additional $10.00 each. Give and take discussion will be featured as will pictures and interaction with the speakers.

– A presentation at HPU primarily for students and faculty with the general public welcome if space is available. The emphasis in this forum will be on teaching/learning. This activity is sponsored by the HPU Entrepreneurial Center and the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Club, of which Professor Ken Schoolland is the advisor. It is planned to add an additional sponsor, a new Students for Liberty Chapter, as soon as it can be formed.

Each of these speakers will be proponents of individual liberty, the rule of law, individual responsibility and accountability, and smaller, limited government. We will all learn much from this series, enjoying a gain of knowledge that we can share as well as important contacts for networking purposes.


The first day of events in this series will be September 26, 2011.