Southeast Asia in World Affairs

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This seminar is concerned with the contemporary political economy of Southeast Asia, and in particular with its international dimensions. The agenda includes current problems of economic and political change in the countries of the region, as well as issues in relations with the United States, Japan, China, and Russia. The sem- inar membership includes policymakers from the public and private sectors, as well as scholars, and the group as a whole has a strong policy orientation.

Professor Ann Marie Murphy

Professor Hugh T. Patrick

Jayne Werner

Rafael Ignacio

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.




04/30/2015 Faculty House
5:00 PM
"Who Can Be Killed With Impunity and Who Cannot Be Impugned in Thailand"
Dr. Tyrell Haberkorn, Visiting Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, and a Fellow, Department of Political and Social Change, Australian National University

03/25/2015 Faculty House
5:00 PM
Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work
Dr. Kimberly Kay Hoang, Assistant Professor, Boston College

02/25/2015 Faculty House
5:00 PM
The Trouble with Transitional Justice? The Khmer Rouge Tribunal, Thai Truth Commissions and other Debacles
Dr. Duncan McCargo, Senior Research Affiliate, Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Professor of Political Science, University of Leeds

11/12/2014 Faculty House
5:00 PM
Southeast Asia’s Strategic Environment
Dr. Joseph Chinyong Liow, Dean and Professor of Comparative and International Politics at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University; Senior Fellow and Lee Kuan Yew Chair of Southeast Asian Studies, Brookings Institution

10/22/2014 Faculty House
4:30 PM
The Economic and Business Challenges Facing Indonesia’s Jokowi Administration
Wayne Forrest, President, American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce