PSC Seminar Series

Women at the frontlines: Women’s unrecognised leadership role in Indonesia’s COVID-19 response

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George Floyd was not just killed — he was tortured

Dr Nick Cheeseman, Fellow at our Department of Political & Social Change explains how the conduct resulting to George Floyd's death constituted torture.

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Asia illiteracy

Ed Aspinall from our Department of Political and Social Change discusses the recent National Library of Australia policy to dramatically downgrade the most...

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Shedding light on the Vietnamese LGBTIQ+ movement

As a recipient of the Ben and Melinda Tria Kerkvliet Southeast Asia Research Award, Huyen Truong has been able to further her research into the LGBTIQ+...

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Huyen Truong

The ANU Department of Political and Social Change is a leading centre for the study of Asian politics and society. We have considerable depth of expertise on the political and social dynamics of the countries of Asia, in particular Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Korea and China, including the highest concentration of academic staff and PhD students specialising in Indonesian politics outside of Indonesia itself. Academic specialisations include democratisation, national and local politics, gender, conflict and conflict resolution, religious politics and political theory.

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David Gilbert

David Gilbert researches ways in which regulation bear on gender and sexuality in Yangon everyday life. Before coming to the ANU, David worked in education and civil society development in Southeast Asia.

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Anita Chan

Anita Chan

Biographical Statement

Anita Chan was born and educated in Hong Kong. She received her first degree at the University of Hong Kong and Masters degrees at York University (Toronto) and the School of Oriental and...

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Amrita Malhi

Dr Amrita Malhi is a Visiting Fellow in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University. Amrita is a Historian of Southeast Asia, with a primary interest in Islam, shifting...

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Fengming Lu

Fengming Lu is a specialist in the politics and political economy of authoritarianism, with a specific focus on China. His research on elite politics and political economy in China has been published in journals such...

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Jack Barbalet

Jack Barbalet is currently Professor of Sociology in the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Australian Catholic University and concurrently a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Political and Social...

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About us

The ANU Department of Political and Social Change is a leading centre for the study of Asian politics and society. We have considerable depth of expertise on the political and social dynamics of Indonesia and China, including the highest concentration of academic staff and PhD students specialising in Indonesian politics outside of Indonesia itself.

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