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Micronesian Seminar, known popularly as MicSem, is a private non-profit, non-governmental organization that has been engaged in public education for thirty years. Our purpose is to assist the people of Micronesia in reflecting on life in their islands under the impact of change in recent years. Established as a research-pastoral institute by the Catholic Church, and turned over to the Jesuit Order in 1992, MicSem serves the people of the Federated States of Micronesia, the republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. It has been directed by Fr. Fran Hezel, SJ, since its inception.

As part of our mission, MicSem has produced hundreds of articles and several books, most written by Fran Hezel, SJ. Our media studio has produced 72 videos on a wide variety of social issues, which are broadcast on local TV stations and available in DVD format, as well as online. The internationally-recognized MicSem Library boasts about 23,500 titles, 760 videos and 58,000 photos on Micronesia, all searchable online. Finally, the MicSem discussion forum continues to grow in popularity, as does our online collection of historical photo albums.

We encourage you to find out more about us, or to consider joining our mailing list.

What Else is New?
Publications Make Me Be Good: Education Reform for the Islands
(Micronesian Counselor #82, June 2010)
MicSem Videos FIRST CLASS: Excellence in Public Schools
(Island Topics #72, RT 42:38, 2010)
Photo Albums Media & Messages
(MicSem Photo Album, May 2009)
Forum Discussion MicSem Discussion Forum
(This forum has been closed as of May 1, 2012.)
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