Events archive

Southeast Asia Seminar
Sylvie Brieu (International Reporter and Independent Author)
12 October 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
After fifty years of isolation under the rule of an oppressive military regime, Myanmar is finally opening up in a wave of euphoria. Despite the recent landslide victory of the National League for... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
David Timberman (De La Salle University, Manila; Management Systems International)
8 June 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Drawing primarily on his own research, interviews and observations, David Timberman will address three topics: 1) the May 9 elections and what they reveal about contemporary Philippine politics, 2)... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Firman Noor (Indonesian Institute of Science; University of Indonesia; University of Exeter)
25 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Abdurrahman Wahid, often fondly called Gus Dur, is one of the prominent figures of Indonesian social and political history. He is well-respected politically and culturally for championing religious... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Ward Keeler (UT Austin; Nantes)
18 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Traffic on city streets is the first of three scenes from everyday life ward Keeler will use in this lecture to illustrate principles of hierarchy and power as they obtain in contemporary Burmese... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Emily Gasser (Swarthmore College)
11 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
With roughly 720 indigenous languages from 30 families, Indonesia is home to a wealth of linguistic diversity. At the same time, pressure from major regional languages such as Javanese and regional... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Dr Poh Soo Kai (Former Political Prisoner; Independent Author)
4 May 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Living in a Time of Deception is a study of Singapore history from the post-war period to 1965, which the author describes as a historical memoir. Part of Singapore’s agitation against colonial rule... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Pia Jolliffe (Blackfriars; Institute of Population Aging)
27 April 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Focusing on the Karen people from Burma/Myanmar in Thailand and in the United Kingdom, this talk analyses how global, regional and local developments affect patterns of learning. Based on Marcel... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Arshad Mohamed Ismail (SC-OCIS Visiting Fellow in Islamic Finance)
2 March 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Islamic finance is often seen as a segment that is experiencing exponential growth within the global financial arena. The industry is founded upon Islamic principles that prohibit charging of... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto; Cambridge)
24 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
The speaker reinvestigates the concept of neo-royalism, in the specific context of the twilight of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s period, to forecast the future of the royal institution. The primary... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Reshmi Banerjee (St Antony's)
17 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Borders have always witnessed social and cultural interaction. They are dynamic trans-national zones/spaces which have seen both cooperation and conflict. They are treated as ‘margins’ of societies... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Kevin Fogg
3 February 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room
Under Dutch colonialism, religious education and secular education were entirely separate enterprises in the Netherlands East Indies. Since that time, nationalism (both anti-colonial and post-... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Bertil Lintner (Independent Journalist and Author)
20 January 2016 - 2:00pm
Deakin Room, Founder’s Building, St Antony's College
The United States and the West did not change their policy of isolating Burma because of their concerns were primarily with the lack of democracy and human rights. It was "the China factor". Burma... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Johan Fischer (Roskilde)
25 November 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room
Halal (literally, "permissible" or "lawful") production, trade, and standards have become essential to state-regulated Islam and to companies in contemporary Malaysia and Singapore, giving these two... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Patrick McCormick (École française d'Extrême-Orient, Yangon)
11 November 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Deakin Room
The nation has hijacked history in Burma. Prasenjit Duara rescued history from the nation, and much historiography has moved in other directions. Yet the nation and nation-state continue to shape how... Read more
Southeast Asia Seminar
Amie Kirkham (CPCS)
6 November 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Dahrendorf Room
A Report from the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Siem Reap, Cambodia The report elevates community voices from six locations in Myanmar that experienced communal violence to reveal a strong... Read more

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