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Brandt Kekoa Mabuni

Brandt Kekoa Mabuni (USA) is a resident WSD-Handa Fellow and Hawai’i APAL Scholar at Pacific Forum. Currently conducting research in energy transition and critical minerals, he is interested in trade, capital markets, and geoeconomic trends. As a Hawai’i local and clean energy advocate, he hopes to play a part in the rising role that archipelagic states and societies will have in upholding a secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. Previous to Pacific Forum, Brandt spent several years in the financial industry, and has lived in Fujian, China. He holds a master’s degree in Asian International Affairs from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, and a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Azusa Pacific University.