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Fulbright Opportunities for Graduate Students

January 31st, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides full funding for graduate and professional students conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Open to U.S. citizens only. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program supports doctoral students conducting research in modern languages or area studies for six to 12 months. Open to U.S. citizens and pe...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Loser’s Consent and Winner’s Restraint: The State of Democracy in Southeast Asia"

February 2nd, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Allen Hicken, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan Talk Title: Loser’s Consent and Winner’s Restraint: The State of Democracy in Southeast Asia   What are the keys to stable, effective democracy? Allen Hicken explores this question by drawing on the cases of Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines. First, he will examine the s...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session for Undergraduates

February 8th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall of senior year; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the application process in their junior year....


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Creole Chinese Crossings: Spirits, Ancestors and Early Postcolonial Indonesia’s Ethnic Boundaries"

February 9th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Guo-Quan Seng, Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of History, National University of Singapore Creole Chinese Crossings: Spirits, Ancestors and Early Postcolonial Indonesia’s Ethnic Boundaries   The fledging Indonesian nation-state was forged on the premise of overturning more than a century of Dutch colonial racial-legal-economic discrimination against the native (pribumi) popul...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Personnel Politics: Elections, Clientelistic Competition, and Teacher Hiring in Indonesia”

February 16th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Jan Pierskalla, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University “Personnel Politics: Elections, Clientelistic Competition, and Teacher Hiring in Indonesia” Under what conditions does electoral competition impede the development of an effective civil service? We investigate how elections affect recruitment in Indonesia's education sector. W...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Plan-Makers and Plan-Breakers: The Contentious Politics of Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation in the Mekong Delta"

February 23rd, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Tim Gorman, PhD Candidate, Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University "Plan-Makers and Plan-Breakers: The Contentious Politics of Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation in the Mekong Delta"   Vietnam has long been plagued by food shortages, which have served as a potent driver of political unrest throughout the country’s modern history. While tremend...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Youth and Public Space in Hanoi"

March 2nd, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Danielle Labbé, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Montreal "Youth and Public Space in Hanoi" Danielle Labbé's research is focused on the inter-relations between the production and appropriation of urban space in Vietnam. Her work uses a combination of historical, process-oriented, and social agency perspectives to explore the...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Dharma in Motion: Buddhism and Mobility across the South China Sea"

March 9th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Chia’s talk will reconsider Kuah-Pearce’s concept of  “reformist Buddhism” through the case of Yen Pei. He argues for the need to historicize “reformist Buddhism” in the Singapore context and to consider the Buddhist networks linking multiple nodes that circulated people, ideas, practices, and money between China, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and beyond. In addi...


Rethinking the Proposal: Concrete and Philosophical Approaches

March 15th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

Part philosophy, part practical tutorial, this workshop aims to make proposal writing easier and more successful. It also offers an ensemble of remarkably useful tools for producing, revising, and editing, even under the stress of deadline....


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Democracy and its Discontents in Southeast Asia"

March 23rd, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Mark R. Thompson, Director, Southeast Asia Research Center, Professor of Politics, Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong "Democracy and its Discontents in Southeast Asia" There has been a fundamental tension in the electoralist polities of Southeast Asia (Indonesia, the Philippines, and, until 2014, Thailand) between the interests of key e...


Fulbright U.S. Student Program Info Session for Undergraduates

March 27th, 2017 - 4:30PM-6:30PM

Location: G08 Uris Hall

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program supports college graduates conducting research or teaching in any field in more than 150 countries. Applications are due in the fall of senior year; students who wish to begin the program immediately after graduation are encouraged to start the application process in their junior year....


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: “The Royal Proclamation (sắc phong) is like our Certificate of Praise (băng khên)”: Culture as Local Historical Practice in a Northern Vietnamese Village"

March 30th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Lauren Meeker, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology,  SUNY New Paltz “The Royal Proclamation (sắc phong) is like our Certificate of Praise (băng khên)”: Culture as Local Historical Practice in a Northern Vietnamese Village" This paper examines the local practice of history among elderly male villagers in a village in northern Vietnam who a...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "From Rite of Passage to Intangible Cultural Heritage: Incorporation of the Salak Yom Buddhist Ritual into Global Discourses of Heritage and Development"

April 13th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Dr. Alexandra Denes, Lecturer, Media Arts and Design, Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University "From Rite of Passage to Intangible Cultural Heritage: Incorporation of the Salak Yom Buddhist Ritual into Global Discourses of Heritage and Development" Over the past decade, leading international development organizations—including the United Nations and the World Bank—ha...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Social Capital on Water Resources Management: A Social Network Approach To Understanding Community Involvement On Rural Wellspring Handling In Indonesia"

April 20th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Ismu Rini Dwi Ari, Brawijaya University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning "Social Capital on Water Resources Management: A Social Network Approach To Understanding Community Involvement On Rural Wellspring Handling In Indonesia" The good economic growth of Indonesia has not yet been accompanied by a parallel development of infrastructure and institutional capacity on water...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "How in Myanmar “national races” came to surpass citizenship"

April 27th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Nick Cheesman, Fellow, Department of Political & Social Change, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. Australian National Univerity College of Asia and the Pacific "How in Myanmar “national races” came to surpass citizenship" “National races”, or taingyintha, is among the preeminent political ideas in Myanmar today. But because the term is tran...


SEAP Gatty Lecture Series: "Power and Communality : Aging and Elderly Care in Northern Thailand"

May 4th, 2017 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

Location: Kahin Center

Yoko Hayami, Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University "Power and Communality : Aging and Elderly Care in Northern Thailand" From July 2016 to January 2017, I have been conducting fieldwork in Chiang Mai, Thailand on issues of aging and care in present-day Thai society. Visiting elderly homes and communities both in the city and in rural settings, I am looking...

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