Past events

11
Sep
2018

Lessons from the Meiliana case: Understanding Interreligious Relations in Contemporary Indonesia

M Adlin Sila

Abstract In recent weeks, the Meiliana blasphemy case in North Sumatra has attracted international media coverage and drawn criticism from human rights advocates in Indonesia and abroad. Meiliana...

23
Aug
2018

Whither academic freedom in Thailand? The criminal case against Dr Chayan and four others

Craig Reynolds, Jacqueline Lo, Sarah Bishop

The criminal trial of a senior Thai academic along with four others that commenced this July 2018 has thrown a sharp spotlight on conditions in Thailand’s universities since the military seized...

14
Aug
2018

A New Penal Populism?: Rodrigo Duterte, Public Opinion, and the War on Drugs in the Philippines

Paul Kenny

Since coming to power in mid-2016, Rodrigo Duterte has waged a violent campaign against drug-related criminality, with estimates of the number of those killed in the first 18 months of his...

06
Aug
2018

Thinking the Empire Whole

Steven Pincus, University of Chicago

***** VENUE CHANGE TO SIR ROLAND WILSON BUILDING, THEATRE 1.02 ***** (It’s just 200 metres walk down the road from the Hedley Bull Building - McCoy Circuit, Acton.)

In this lecture,...

11
Jul
2018

Will the tiger change its stripes? Thinking toward the future in Malaysia

Meredith L. Weiss

Abstract The wee hours of 10 May 2018 brought Malaysia’s incumbent Barisan Nasional (BN, National Front) a rude shock and opposition Pakatan Harapan (Alliance for Hope) a jolt of exuberance. For...

10
Jul
2018

Spectrums of Political Islam in Urban Malaysia and Indonesia

Hew Wai Weng

Abstract Building upon my ongoing research on consumption, place-making and political participation of urban middle-class Muslims, especially those living in Bangi and Depok, this seminar examines...

22
Jun
2018

The politics of public supervision of government in China: The case of the civil monitory organization

Meixi Zhuang

Abstract China appears to be an unlikely host for accountable governance. But in recent years, a number of local innovations encouraging public supervision of government have emerged. Detailing...

19
Jun
2018

The myth of the self-made man in rural China

Camille Boullenois

Abstract Nowhere has economic development been so dramatic than in post-socialist rural China. Liberal economic reforms initiated by Deng Xiaoping’s administration from 1978 onwards progressively...

Bayu Kurniadi
22
May
2018

Defending the Sultan's Land: Yogyakarta, Aristocratic Power and Control over Land in Post-Autocratic Indonesia

Bayu Dardias Kurniadi

Abstract This pre-submission seminar discusses the revival of aristocratic politics in post-authoritarian Indonesia. It attempts to explore why some aristocrats have staged successful political...

15
May
2018

Icons of the past: stories about children born of violence in the Guatemalan and Peruvian truth commissions

Ana Alonso

Abstract Ana Alonso’s research investigates the stories about children born of violence that are present in memorialisation practices, through the analysis of the Guatemalan and Peruvian...

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