Samuel Wilder King II is an East-West Center Graduate Fellow currently pursuing a J.D. at the William S. Richardson School of Law and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His extracurricular activities at UHM have included student government and investigative journalism. Prior to coming back home to study he traveled to more than 30 countries around the world, including working in Iraq and Afghanistan, studying in Egypt and volunteering in India, Zambia and Thailand. He is a graduate of Georgetown University with a B.S. in Middle East Regional Studies and a certificate in Muslim Christian Understanding. He was born and raised in Hawaii and is a proud graduate of Punahou School.