MicSem Talks

Public Presentations

Select presentations by Francis X. Hezel, SJ, in the form of public talks or sermons, given since 1990. The presentations are either in full or in outline form. Click on the title for print version.

PIALA--Its Mission and Where to Start, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation to Pacific Island Association of Libraries and Archives, Guam

November 2019 Education

Fifty Years of Priesthood, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Homily at Santa Barbara Church, Guam, on the Golden Anniversary of Ordination

June 2019 Religion

Micronesia and Japan, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation given at Sophia University, Tokyo

May 2018 GOVERNMENT History

College Education for What?, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at 25th Anniversary of Founding of COM-FSM

April 2018 Education

Nationhood in the Pacific and its Challenges, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at ELDP program on Guam

March 2018 Economics GOVERNMENT

Seven Thoughts on Education from a Lifelong Learner, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at Pacific Education Conference, Palau

July 2017 Alcohol & Drugs Education

Good News at Christmas, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at Public Health Conference, Guam.

December 2016 Alcohol & Drugs

Religious Rights and Threatened Nations, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at Brigham Young University

October 2016 GOVERNMENT History Religion

Meeting in the Middle, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at Catholic Men痴 Conference, Guam

January 2016 History Religion

What Is It--Fairy Tales or History, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at PHA on Guam

May 2016 History

FSM--Thirty Years of Independence, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation on FSM Law Day/Independence Day, Guam

November 2015 GOVERNMENT History

Can You Really Do It All By Yourselves, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at Guam Social Workers Conference

March 2015 Family change Social Issues

Early Marianas Mission, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at University of Guam

October 2015 History Religion

Economic Capacity Building in FSM, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation on Guam

November 2015 Compact Economics GOVERNMENT

Micronesia--Resources, Research, Protection, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at Historic Preservation Office Symposium on Pohnpei

2015 History

Micronesian Seminar Library at PHA, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation given at PHA meeting in Taiwan

2015 Education

Intangible Culture, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Address at book launch at Historic Preservation Office, Pohnpei.

March 2015 Cultural

21st Century Pacific Island Security, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation in Hawaii

May 2014 Economics GOVERNMENT

David Dean O'Keefe, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at Yap Homecoming Day

June 2014 Cultural History

German Colonial Experience in Micronesia--What We Can Learn from It, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at East-West Center, Hawaii

March 2014 GOVERNMENT History

Worshiping on the Graves of Our Ancestors, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Keynote talk at PHA, Taiwan

2014 History

Cultural Dilemmas in Development, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at East-West Center, Hawaii

July 2013 Cultural Justice & Law Social Issues

Deepening a Sense of History in Micronesia, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at the Historic Preservation Office conference on Pohnpei

August 2013 Cultural History

Early Spanish Period in the Marianas--Eight Theses, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at Marianas History Conference on Saipan

August 2013 Cultural History

Evangelization--Old and New, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation to Pacific Bishops on Guam

2013 Religion

Relationship between Yap and Palau, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at Yap Homecoming Day

June 2013 Cultural History

Trading People in Palau, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation in Palau

October 2013 History Migration

Xavier High School Graduation 2013, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation given in Chuuk

May 2013 Education History

Changing Face of the Marianas, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation for the Marianas Humanities Council

June 2012 History

Our Lady of Kamalen, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation on Guam

December 2012 Religion

Setting an Agenda--Quilting the Patches and Stitching them Together, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Keynote address at the Marianas History Conference on Saipan

June 2012 History

What We Really Need from You--Rhetoric and Reality in External Relations, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation given at What Can We Learn Symposium in Suva, Fiji

November 2012 Economics GOVERNMENT

A Voyage of Rediscovery--Ethnic and Christian, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation given in Taiwan

February 2011 History Religion

Keynote Address to PIALA 2009, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Pohnpei

June 2009 Education

Development in Palau, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation given in Palau

2008 Cultural Economics History

Homily for Inauguration of New Pohnpei Governor, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Pohnpei

January 2008 Religion

Culture of Wellness in Palau, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Koror

November 2007 Cultural Health

Digital Information Flow--In and Out, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at Sasakawa Foundation symposium Tokyo

2007 Education Migration

Homily for FSM Presidential Inauguration, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Pohnpei

July 2007 GOVERNMENT Religion

College Crisis Today, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Talk to educators on Pohnpei

July 2007 Education

Micronesian Dispersal, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Talk at the Micronesian Cultural Exchange Festival, Honolulu

October 2006 Cultural Migration

Building the Economy in FSM, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation

2005 Economics

Good Governance in Micronesia, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation given throughout the region

January 2005 Cultural GOVERNMENT

Good Government in the Pacific--The Role of ADB, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at ADB in Manila

August 2005 Economics GOVERNMENT

Mechanics of Change, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation given on Guam

2005 Cultural Family change

Family Ties and Youth, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Talk to Youth Summit on Saipan

Oct. 2004 Cultural Family change

FSM Economy--A Vision to Work For, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

ADB symposium, Manila

April 2004 Economics

Micronesia Today--An Overview, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation to Catholic Church group

May 2004 Cultural Family change

Myths of Economic Development, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Powerpoint presentation, with Chris Lightfoot, on various islands in Micronesia

2004 Economics

75th Anniversary of the Arrival of MMBs to Micronesia, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Sermon on Saipan

June 2003 History Religion

Overview of Health Concerns in Micronesia, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation

April 2003 Health

Thoughts on Community Colleges in Micronesia, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation

2003 Education

A Close-up Look at What's Happening in Paradise, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at University of Hawaii

2001 Cultural Social Issues

Economy and Education--Palau, Marshalls and FSM, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Outline of a presentation

August 2001 Economics Education

Globalization in a Tiny Pacific Nation, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation

July 2001 Migration

Globalization Presentation at JDA, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at JDA in Suva, Fiji

May 2001 Economics Social Issues

Globalization--Its Impact on Oceania, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at Catholic conference

2001 Economics Social Issues

Modernization in Micronesia, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation on Guam

2001 Family change Land Issues Social Issues

Suicide on Guam--Putting it in Historical Perspective, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation on Guam

March 2001 Suicide

What Can We Do About Diabetes in the Pacific, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation

December 2001 Health

Alcohol and Drug Use in Micronesia, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at SAMHSA symposium in Los Angeles

December 1999 Alcohol & Drugs Health

Paddle Together--Mission Possible, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at Kosrae Leadership Conference

April 1999 Economics GOVERNMENT

The Pacific Islands, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation

December 1999 Family change History

Social Changes in the CNMI, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation on Saipan

1998 Cultural Social Issues

Spain in the Marianas, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation on Saipan

November 1998 History Religion

Suicide in the Marshalls, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at the National Suicide Prevention Training Workshop, Majuro

September 1998 Family change Suicide

Privatization in the Pacific, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Address to the Association of Pacific Island Legislators, Pohnpei

July 1997 Economics GOVERNMENT

Introduction to Palau Population Issues, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at the Palau National Population Policy Leadership Conference

March 1996 Migration

Mental Illness in Micronesia, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at the Interagency Conference on Childhood, Palau

March 1996 Health Social Issues

Navigating to Excellence, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Keynote address at PREL Conference

August 1996 Economics Education

Preparing for the Year 2001--Kosrae Economic Summit, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at the Kosrae State Economic Summit

January 1996 Economics GOVERNMENT

How to Prepare for the Year 2001–Pohnpei Leadership Conference, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Pohnpei Leadership Conference

August 1995 Economics GOVERNMENT

The Seven Commandments of Education, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Talk at the Pohnpei Education Forum

April 1993 Education

Keynote Address to PIALA 1992, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation given on Pohnpei

November 1992 Education

Culture in Crisis--Trends in the Church and Society in the Pacific, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation to the CEPAC-CCJD Symposium, American Samoa

November 1991 Cultural Economics Family change

Cultural Survival, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

September 1991 Cultural Social Issues

Commerce, Christianity and Colonialism in Micronesia, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Presentation given in Chicago

April 1990 Cultural GOVERNMENT History

Unmaking the Micronesian Family, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Talk to the Youth Services Network, Guam

March 1990 Economics Family change Social Issues

Human Development in Micronesia, by Francis X. Hezel, SJ

Talk at the Council of Churches, New York

March 1980 GOVERNMENT Religion