Events archive

Southeast Asia Seminar
R. Michael Feener (Centre for Islamic Studies; History)
28 February 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room, Founder’s Building, St Antony's College
Religion has been profoundly reconfigured in the age of development. The past half-century has witnessed broad transformations in the understandings and experiences of ‘religion’ across traditions in... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Matthew J Walton, Ma Khin Mar Mar Kyi and Aye Thein
14 February 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room, Founder’s Building, St Antony's College
Myanmar’s formal religious authority, the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee (Ma Ha Na), was formed in the 1980s, as part of the military government’s efforts to centralise religious control. Popular... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Tamsin Barber (Oxford Brookes)
31 January 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room, Founder’s Building, St Antony's College
In this paper, Tamsin Barber interrogates the role of recent debates around Modern Slavery and trafficking in framing and understanding the experience of new Vietnamese migrants working in the... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Farouk Yahya (Ashmolean)
17 January 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room, Founder’s Building, St Antony's College
The naga is a deified serpent that is a major part of the belief system of many South and Southeast Asian cultures. It is a chthonic creature, and is very strongly associated with rain and water. In... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Cheng-Chwee Kuik (National University of Malaysia)
22 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Policy is about trade-offs, more so in the realm of external affairs. This is especially true for weaker and smaller states faced with material inducement from big power, as their inherent... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto; London School of Economics)
8 November 2017 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Thai foreign policy is traditionally shaped by the changing international environment. The coup of 2014 has exacerbated the political conflict and powerfully prescribed the way in which the country... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
David Baulk (Fortify Rights)
2 November 2017 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre
As the world watches the Myanmar military decimate the country's Rohingya Muslim population, in northern Myanmar the military is fighting a war by other means. Across Kachin and northern Shan state,... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Syahrul Hidayat (University of Exeter; University of Indonesia) and Kevin W. Fogg (Centre for Islamic Studies)
25 October 2017 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Using previously un-mined data on more than 600 members of Indonesia's Constitutional Assembly (1956-1959), this seminar will present a detailed picture of the political elites of post-independence... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
John Buchanan (Washington)
11 October 2017 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
The predominance of the state is overstated. In Burma and other countries, pockets of territory remain under the control of non-state actors. The processes through which these counter state orders... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Renato Cruz De Castro (De La Salle University)
24 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
From 2010 to 2016, then President, Benigno Aquino balanced China’s expansive maritime claim in the South China Sea. President Aquino challenged China by shifting the Armed Forces of the Philippines... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
10 May 2017 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Incorporating the Delphi Method within Poverty Measurement, a Case Study of West Java, Indonesia Putu Natih (Trinity, Social Policy and Intervention) This empirical paper aims to illustrate the... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Rizal Sukma (Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Republic of Indonesia), Antonio M. Lagdameo (Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Republic of the Philippines)
4 May 2017 - 5:00pm
Investcorp Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) was formally established at the end of 2015 but progress on more robust regional economic integration has been slow. Levels of integration within the region vary... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Kirsten McConnachie (Warwick)
26 April 2017 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
This seminar will consider the case of Chin refugees from Myanmar in the north-east Indian State of Mizoram, drawing on Migdal’s (2004) concepts of ‘virtual checkpoints’ and ‘mental maps’ to analyse... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Phyu Phyu Thi (Myanmar ICT for Development), Matthew J Walton (St Antony’s)
1 March 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room
Research and training conducted by the Myanmar Media and Society (M.MAS) project in 2015 encountered persistent expressions of fear and antagonism directed towards religious Others as well as... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Matthew J Walton (St Antony's)
13 February 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Pavilion Room
In Buddhism, Politics and Political Thought in Myanmar , the first book to provide a broad overview of the ways in which Buddhist ideas have influenced political thinking and politics in Myanmar,... Read more

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