Past events

03
Mar
2016

Was a Burmese prince responsible for Siam’s 1902 Shan Rebellion?

Professor Andrew Walker

In this seminar I will report on work in progress on the Shan rebellion that broke out in northern Siam in 1902. After giving a brief outline of the rebellion I will discuss the amazing “Myngoon Plot...

Photo: A Rakhine National Party election campaign rally in Yangon, October 25, 2015. (Ye Aung Thu / AFP).
18
Feb
2016

Rakhine Votes in 2015: The roles of ethnicity and Buddhist-nationalism in Rakhine State election results

Than Tun

In the November 8 election, the Arakan (Rakhine) National Party (ANP) bucked the national trend of the NLD’s landslide victory by winning most of the Rakhine State’s seats. ANP won 22 out of 29...

Photo: Soldiers patrol a railway in Thailand's southernmost province of Narathiwat after it was damaged in a bomb attack by suspected insurgents on 14 May 2014. Photo by Charoon Thongnual of The Nation.
11
Feb
2016

Islamic nationalism: The armed resistance of Malay Muslims in Southern Thailand

Rungrawee Chalermsripinyorat

My study investigates the contemporary separatist movements’ ideological transformations in southern Thailand since the 1980s. The year 2004 marked a dramatic surge of violence in Pattani, Yala,...

Photo: Elated senior high school students of Pondok Pesantren Darul Hijrah in Banjar Baru, South Kalimantan, after winning the provincial Physics tournament. Supplied by Azmil Tayeb.
09
Feb
2016

The state and management of Islamic education in Indonesia and Malaysia

Azmil Tayeb

My research explores the nature of Islamic education systems in Indonesia and Malaysia and the different approaches taken by the states in both countries to manage them. By employing the...

Image: Excerpt from Thai Bulletin August 1977. Supplied by Tyrell Haberkorn.
02
Feb
2016

Towards an accounting of late cold war human rights violations in Thailand

Tyrell Haberkorn

The 6 October 1976 massacre and coup not only ended the nearly three years of prior open politics, but was also the beginning of an extended period of arbitrary detention and torture of citizens...

Joko Widodo Photo: thejakartaportal.com.
15
Dec
2015

Jokowi and the constraints on a populist presidency

Liam Gammon

When Joko Widodo won Indonesia’s 2014 presidential election, his victory was greeted as a historic breakthrough for Indonesian democracy. Not only did he represent the first of a new generation of...

The Levant crisis: Syria, Iraq and the region
11
Dec
2015

The Levant crisis: Syria, Iraq and the region

Various speakers - please refer to the program

The Syrian civil war has killed thousands and displaced millions, with dire economic, social and political implications not just for Syrians, but neighbouring countries, the region, and wider...

Image: en.wikipedia.org.
08
Dec
2015

Patterns of political party competition, dominance, and institutionalism: The case of Timor-Leste

Evan Hynd

My research project began in response to CNRT’s displacement of FRETILIN as the dominant political player in Timor-Leste from 2007. CNRT has led the coalition governments of 2007 and 2012, ending...

03
Dec
2015

Seminar: Thailand's Strategic Culture

Greg Raymond, Research Associate, Strategic and Defense Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National University

Thailand’s external security policy is mostly considered in terms of its traditionally astute foreign policy.  The Thai military’s role in external security has been less well studied, especially...

02
Dec
2015

'After liberal peace': public keynote lecture as part of the workshop on ‘hybridity: history, power and scale’

Professor Oliver Richmond, University of Manchester

Work on peace and its development during the 2000s, drawing on peace and state building examples from around the world, now looks rather dated. Such work concluded with some thoughts on the potential...

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