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Robert (Bob) C Kiste: Mentor and Friend of the Pacific

Robert (Bob) C Kiste: Mentor and Friend of the Pacific Dialogue brij v lal The Contemporary Pacic, Volume 31, Number 2, 477–494 © 2019 by University of Hawai‘i Press 477 Robert (Bob) C Kiste: Mentor and Friend of the Pacific Brij V Lal This article is drawn from the introduction to a previously published vol- ume, Pacific Places, Pacific Histories: Essays in Honor of Robert C. Kiste (Lal 2004), which honors Bob Kiste and celebrates the contribution he made to the promotion of Pacific Islands studies in the latter half of the twentieth century. By the time Bob retired from the University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa (uhm) in July 2002, after serving as director of the Center for Pacific Islands Stud- ies for twenty-four years, his reputation as the world’s premier encour- ager and publisher of the best scholarly research on the Pacific Islands was secure. Colleagues, collaborators, research students, staff, friends, and admirers all benefited from Bob’s support, generosity, and vision for Pacific Islands research. Bob was a remarkable person who embarked on a remarkable personal and professional journey, resulting in a fundamental, enduring contribution to Pacific Islands studies unlikely to be repeated anytime soon. Like many others, Bob found his place in the Pacific Islands through chance—or fate, if http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Robert (Bob) C Kiste: Mentor and Friend of the Pacific

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 31 (2) – Oct 3, 2019

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Dialogue brij v lal The Contemporary Pacic, Volume 31, Number 2, 477–494 © 2019 by University of Hawai‘i Press 477 Robert (Bob) C Kiste: Mentor and Friend of the Pacific Brij V Lal This article is drawn from the introduction to a previously published vol- ume, Pacific Places, Pacific Histories: Essays in Honor of Robert C. Kiste (Lal 2004), which honors Bob Kiste and celebrates the contribution he made to the promotion of Pacific Islands studies in the latter half of the twentieth century. By the time Bob retired from the University of Hawai‘i–Mānoa (uhm) in July 2002, after serving as director of the Center for Pacific Islands Stud- ies for twenty-four years, his reputation as the world’s premier encour- ager and publisher of the best scholarly research on the Pacific Islands was secure. Colleagues, collaborators, research students, staff, friends, and admirers all benefited from Bob’s support, generosity, and vision for Pacific Islands research. Bob was a remarkable person who embarked on a remarkable personal and professional journey, resulting in a fundamental, enduring contribution to Pacific Islands studies unlikely to be repeated anytime soon. Like many others, Bob found his place in the Pacific Islands through chance—or fate, if

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