Past events

31
Mar
2015

Declining freedom of expression in South Korea

Jong-sung You

Abstract

South Korea is widely considered a consolidated democracy. However, freedom of expression in South Korea has deteriorated since 2008, when the country passed Huntington's two...

17
Mar
2015

Myanmar politics: reflections and analysis of the past, present, and future

Thiha Han (Deputy Director-General of Research in Myanmar's Parliament)

In this informal presentation, U Thiha Han, Deputy Director-General of Research in Myanmar's Amyotha Hluttaw (Parliament) in Nay Pyi Daw, will provide his assessment of the role of Myanmar's...

10
Mar
2015

Baidu goes global: the geopolitics of search

Sarah Logan

Baidu is China's largest search engine and the second largest search engine in the world. Like all Chinese information technology companies, it cooperates closely with the Chinese government's...

05
Mar
2015

Whither Malaysia after the jailing of Anwar Ibrahim?

Wan Saiful Wan Jan (Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs)

Wan Saiful Wan Jan is the CEO of the Institute of Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS). Prior to establishing IDEAS Wan Saiful spent 17 years in the United Kingdom where he was active in British...

17
Feb
2015

(De)politicizing memory: Transitional justice and democratization in Indonesia

Ayu Wahyuningroem

Indonesia began a democratic transition in 1998, after three decades of authoritarianism. During the democratization process, successive governments have opted for and implemented various...

10
Feb
2015

Going green for god? Indonesian islamic institutions' influence in environmental movements

Sofia Jamil

Islamic environmentalism"part of a broader spectrum of faith-based environmentalism"has been gaining momentum in recent years. In Indonesia, there is increasing visibility of Islamic leaders and...

01
Dec
2014

The Role of Volunteers and Changing Social Movement Characteristics in the 2014 Indonesian Presidential Election

Ahmad Suaedy

The changes that occurred in the 2014 Indonesian presidential election may be seen as a transition in Indonesia's social movements and democracy traditions. They identified a social movement with...

25
Nov
2014

Indonesia's Post-Reformasi Rule of Law Discourse: New Space, New Actors

Bivitri Susanti

This presentation, taken from the speaker's PhD research, argues that in post-Reformasi Indonesia, there is more institutional and virtual space for contesting and constructing the rule of law...

04
Nov
2014

Parties in opposition and government: exploring alternation in Indonesia's post-authoritarian party system

Tom Power

The existence of party-based opposition is generally accepted as intrinsic to democracy, yet has been deemed lacking in post-authoritarian Indonesia. Indeed, one influential assessment holds that...

30
Oct
2014

Burma "change or chameleon"? An Australian perspective

Janelle Saffin

With the unprecedented number of scholars and students across ANU now working on projects and research related to Burma/Myanmar, the Myanmar Brownbag Series aims to provide a relaxed and regular...

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