Centre of South East Asian Studies Events
The events draw a varied audience with an interest in the region.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.
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- Ethnic Politics in North Sumatra
Dr Budi Agustono (University of Sumatera Utara, Medan)
This seminar examines the ethnic politics in North Sumatra, one of the 33 provinces in Indonesia.
- How do we achieve fair access to quality higher education in practice? Insights from Indonesia
Dr Elisa Brewis (UCL Institute of Education)
This talk explores how national policies and institutional teaching practices can support the goal of inclusive higher education, drawing on fieldwork from Indonesia.
- Old Mon inscriptions and the Dvāravatī culture
Hunter Ian Watson (National University of Singapore)
This presentation will elaborate on debates about what the name Dvāravatī implies and how it should be used.
- Prayut’s Rejection of Parliamentary Sovereignty Undermines Thai System of Checks and Balances
Dr Titipol Phakdeewanich (Ubon Ratchathani University)
Parliamentary sovereignty, the notion that supreme power is vested in the House of Parliament; which receives consent from the people to represent their interests and to scrutinise the government in order to hold government accountable. Instead, General Prayut has regarded the House as supporting institution for the function of the executive.
- Buddhist in Public, Animist in Private: Semicolonialism and Outlines for an Enchanted History of Thai Modernity
Prof Peter A. Jackson (Australian National University, Canberra)