MARC Seminar Series to explore Guam's Judicial Branch under political independence
The Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center at the University of Guam announces its 15th installment of the MARC Seminar Series and the first installment of the new semester. Associate Justice F. Philip Carbullido will give a lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the CLASS Lecture Hall.
In a departure from the predominant focus of Guam's political status discussions, Carbullido reframes the question to ask: How might the third branch of government be established if Guam became independent? In his lecture, Carbullido will explore how the judicial branch might be organized and administered if Guam formed an independent government. He will compare the judicial branches of other independent nations and how they operate to protect the rights of their citizens.
"The MARC Seminar Series was implemented as a way to promote the Micronesian Studies program and encourage interest in the people, culture, history, and language in this region," said Monique Cariveau Storie, dean of University Libraries.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and the lecture begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.