Associate Justice F. Philip Carbullido will be the next speaker at the 15th installment of the Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center Seminar Series set for Sept. 10 at the University of Guam.

In light of Guam's long focus on political status, Carbullido will explore how the island's 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, according to a release.

“The 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,” Monique Cariveau Storie, dean of MARC said.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the CLASS Lecture Hall.

The MARC Seminar Series is held on the second or third Tuesday of every month as announced. The lectures are prerecorded by Rlene ”Live” Productions and aired later on YOUTUBE and the Guam Legislature Channels: GTA 21 and Docomo 117.