SOAS University of London

Centre of South East Asian Studies

CSEAS Seminar Programme

The seminars are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

Registration is essential to guarantee a place.

Please note that we do not distribute seminar notes.

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Forthcoming Events

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.

21 October 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, TBC, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM

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. 

12 November 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, TBC, 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM