Upcoming Events

Policing the Poor in the World's Cities: Perspectives from the Philippines and Latin America

April 24, 2019 - 6:00pm
Vanderbilt Hall Rm 216, 40 Washington Square South

CMS Seminar: “Beyond Debt: Islamic Experiments in Global Finance”

April 25, 2019 - 4:30pm
Room 404, Morrill Hall, Cornell University

FX Harsono: NAMA

April 25, 2019 - 6:00pm to June 7, 2019 - 12:00am
529 West 20th Street, 10W New York, NY 10011

Indigenous Rights Defenders Under Attack: Challenges and Responses

April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor, The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street

Stunted Development, Labor Politics and Low-Value Added GPNs

April 26, 2019 - 3:00pm
Warren Hall, B73

The Fall of Saigon: Vietnamese People: Then and Now

April 26, 2019 - 5:00pm
Yale Asian American Cultural Center

Herstories and Healing: A Khmer Culinary and Literary Workshop

April 27, 2019 - 4:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop

Last Night I Saw You Smiling - Yub Menh Bong Keunh Oun Nho Nhim

April 28, 2019 - 4:30pm
Francesca Beale Theater, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center


April 29, 2019 (All day) to May 1, 2019 (All day)
The Joyce Theater

Trump’s Indo-Pacific Strategy & the ASEAN and Chinese Responses

April 29, 2019 - 4:00pm
Room 918, 420 W 118th St

Job Vacancy: Instructor for Junior Resident Fellows Program in Cambodia

April 30, 2019 (All day)
Center for Khmer Studies

Indonesia’s Elections: The World’s Third Largest Democracy Votes

May 1, 2019 - 8:00am
Asia Society

Call for Papers: NYU Shanghai Global Asia Interdisciplinary Workshop on Port Cities in the Indian Ocean

May 5, 2019 (All day)
1555 Century Ave, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200122

Democracy at Risk in Indonesia: What the 2019 Elections Mean for the World’s Third-Largest Democracy

May 7, 2019 - 12:00pm
Mulberry Conference Room (Room 3072), 3rd Floor, The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street

Call For Submissions: Second Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize

May 15, 2019 (All day)
Singapore Unbound

Call for Papers: Islam and Capitalism in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia

May 15, 2019 (All day)
European Association for Southeast Asian studies

Call for Papers: Monash Herb Feith Centre Conference 2019: ‘Chinese Indonesians: Identities and Histories'

May 15, 2019 (All day)
Monash University Clayton Campus

Call for Applications: AICEF Overseas Research Grant

May 31, 2019 (All day)
521 5th Avenue, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10175

Call for Applications: AIFIS/CAORC Grants For American Scholars

May 31, 2019 (All day)

Call for Proposals: NYSEAN Partners Fund

May 31, 2019 (All day)
Proposals should be submitted to coordinator@nysean.org by May 31, 2019.

Disinformation and Elections In East And Southeast Asia: Digital Futures And Fragile Democracies

October 3, 2019 (All day) to October 4, 2019 (All day)
Columbia Weatherhead East Asian Institute

New & Noteworthy

Margaret Scott's "Indonesia's New Islamist Politics" on Fareed Zakaria GPS

Fareed Zakaria GPS, the weekly international news program on CNN, featured a segment on Indonesia based on an article in The New York Review of Books by Margaret Scott, who is one of the founders of the New York Southeast Asia Network.

Scott's "Indonesia's New Islamist Politics" is available here.

How This Trans Politico Is Changing Indonesia From The Inside

How This Trans Politico Is Changing Indonesia From The Inside

Kety Haji Jalla serves her community as an educator, imparting life and job skills where a large portion of the economy is powered by low-paying agricultural work. A former politician from incumbent president Joko Widodo’s Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), she is supporting like-minded office seekers across eastern Indonesia as a respected matriarch. But since she is a transgender woman, Indonesia as a whole is debating her place in society as intolerant rhetoric and targeted violence is on the rise ahead of this week’s contentious elections.

รายงานสัมมนา Thailand Update 2019 ถกผลเลือกตั้งกับระเบียบทางการเมืองใหม่

Thailand Update Conference 2019 Featured on Prachatai Website

This report is in Thai. 

Disinformation Crisis and Southeast Asian Elections: Behind the Scenes of Fake News Production and Fact-Check Interventions

This talk explores the everyday digital labor of fake news production and the fact-check interventions that attempt to combat the disinformation crisis particularly in Southeast Asia.

The State of Human Rights in Southeast Asia: Q&A

Experts from Human Rights Watch and the Yale Law School answers questions from the audience as they give their assessments of the current state of human rights in the region.

The State of Human Rights in Southeast Asia: Regional Trends

Phil Robertson, Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch's Asia division, gives a regional overview of the human rights situation in Southeast Asia.

The State of Human Rights in Southeast Asia: Indonesia

Andreas Harsono, Indonesia Researcher at Human Rights Watch, discusses the current human rights situation in Indonesia.


The State of Human Rights in Southeast Asia: Myanmar

Katherine Munyan, researcher at the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, Yale University, discusses the current human rights situation in Myanmar.

The State of Human Rights in Southeast Asia: The Philippines

Carlos Conde, the Philippines researcher at Human Rights Watch, discusses the current human rights situation in the Philippines.

Islam, Identity and Populism in Indonesia

Andreas Harsono, Researcher at Human Rights Watch, discusses the role of Islam, identity, and populism in the 2019 presidential campaign season in Indonesia. This discussion will also preview his upcoming book, “Race, Islam, and Power: Ethnic and Religious Violence in Post-Suharto Indonesia.”

Fortify Rights
"Sold like fish": Crimes against humanity, mass graves, and human trafficking from Myanmar and Bangladesh to Malaysia from 2012 to 2015

“Sold Like Fish”: Crimes Against Humanity, Mass Graves, and Human Trafficking from Myanmar and Bangladesh to Malaysia

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM) and Fortify Rights find reasonable grounds to believe that a human-trafficking syndicate committed crimes against humanity in Malaysia and Thailand against Rohingya men, women, and children from 2012 to 2015.

The FRONTLINE Dispatch
Blood and Power in the Philippines

Blood and Power in the Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte makes his own rules. His war on drugs has led to the deaths of thousands of alleged drug users and dealers. His violent rhetoric and rape jokes have shocked people around the world. Yet he’s hugely popular. Reporter Aurora Almendral delves into what made him the leader he is today. Her investigation starts in his hometown in the Philippines. The FRONTLINE Dispatch reports. 

Columbia Journalism Review
How one election meant sweeping press freedoms in Malaysia

How one election meant sweeping press freedoms in Malaysia

Before 2018, journalism in Malaysia was a risky profession. But last year an election abruptly shifted the atmosphere, and brought unexpected freedoms, especially for the media. Nithin Coca writes for Columbia Journalism Review.

Lost World

A young Cambodian islander, Phalla Vy, has dedicated herself to monitoring and speaking out against the sand dredging. Kalyanee Mam’s exquisite short documentary, Lost World, co-produced by Emergence Magazine and Go Project Films, evokes the pain of losing one’s land—and way of life—through Vy’s eyes.

Council on Foreign Relations
Thailand’s Election: What to Know

Thailand’s Election: What to Know

Thailand will go through the motions of free elections in March, but the likely result will be entrenched authoritarian rule and further instability. Joshua Kurlantzick writes for the Council on Foreign Relations.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Women, Power, and Change in Southeast Asia

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Women, Power, and Change in Southeast Asia

A vital part of this report about the current context in Southeast Asia involves showing the ways that ordinary people, activists, human rights defenders, and social movements are organizing to protect their communities from destruction and injustice, even in extremely precarious and dangerous situations. Some of the most vocal and active participants in progressive movements for change and transformation are women from the most affected communities in the region.