Seminars & Events
Archive 2012-13
Fall 2012
Spring 2013

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

"Special Discussion Forum"
Panelists: Ben Kiernan and Sarah Weiss
Moderator: Richard C. Levin

Chubb Lecture at Yale
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Film Screening
with filmmakers Kian Tjong and Jim de Sève

Film Screening
"The River of Exchange"
with José S. Buenconsejo, filmmaker and Dean, College of Music, University of the Philippines, Diliman

Film Screening
"Short Films From Vietnam "
with filmmakers Nguyen Anh Thu, Le My Cuong, Nguyen Thi Minh Phuong, and Nguyen Thi Tham

"Singapore Today - Opposition Perspectives"

Dr. Chee Soon Juan
Mr. Kenneth Jeyaretnam
Dr. Meredith Weiss


October 3
Keith Foulcher, Department of Indonesian Sutdies, Unviersity of Sydney, and Brian Roberts, Department of English, Brigham Young University
"Indonesian Notebook: Richard Wright and Indonesian Cultural Modernism in the 1950s"

October 10
Alfred W. McCoy (History Department, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Epistemology of Empire: Asian Wars, Information Regimes, and the future of U.S. Global Power"

October 17
Laurie Margot Ross, Southeast Asia Program Visiting Fellow, Cornell University
"Visualizing the Cirebon Mask through the Zahir / Batin Matrix "

November 7
Ian Baird, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies
"Large Hydropower Dams, Fish Migrations, Environmental Change, Livelihoods, State Territorialization, and Geopolitics in the Mekong River Basin"

November 14
Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung, Political Science Department, University of Massachusetts Lowell
"The Grassroots' approach to Poverty Alleviation in Contemporary Burma/Myanmar"

November 28
Jayne Werner, Adjunct Research Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
"Religion and Communism in Vietnam: A Post-Colonial Perspective"

December 5
Kimberly Kay Hoang, Program in Poverty, Justice and Human Capabilities, at the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice University
"Chasing the Dragon: Sex, Finance, and Masculinities in Vietnam's New Global Economy"

December 12
Sylvia Tidey, Department of Anthropology, Universiteit van Amsterdam
"'Making the books look good' or how anti-corruption efforts enable corruption in Kupang, Eastern Indonesia"

Southeast Asia Spring Cultural Festival
Hosted by the SEAS Language and LIterature FAculty
February 23, 2013
YIF Spring Conference
"Social Dynamics of Sustainable Development in Indonesia"
March 29-30, 2013
Hosted by the Yale Indonesia Forum
with the Cornell Indonesia Association


January 30
Andrew Alan Johnson, Weatherhead EAst Asian Institute, Columbia University
"Naming Chaos: Accident, precariousness, and the spirits of wildness in urban Thai spirit cults"

February 13
David Price Department of Anthropology, St. Martin's University n
"Raymond Kennedy: Unanswered and Ignored Questions of Early Cold War Ethnography"

February 20
Michele Thompson, Department of History, Southern Connecticut State University
"A Pox on TuÐuc: the Social and Political Effects of Smallpox on the House of Nguyen"

February 27
Claudine Ang, Department of Humanities (History), Yale-NUS College
"Statecraft on the Margins: Drama, Poetry, and the Civilizing Mission in Eighteenth-Century Southern Vietnam"

March 6
Victor Lieberman, Marvin B. Becker Collegiate Professor of Southeast Asian History, University of Michigan
"Southeast Asia and Eurasia During A Thousand Years"

April 16
Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh, Senior Editor and Analyst, Economist Intelligence Unit, Singapore
"The Slow Road from Authoritarianism to Democracy: Where are Malaysia and Singapore?"

April 17
Olga Dror, Texas A&M University
"Ho Chi Minh and Children: (De)Constructing Narratives of Love and Devotion"

April 24
Doreen Lee, Northeastern University
"Domiciles: Activist Spaces and Archived Selves in Indonesia"