Upcoming Events

"The Road Ends Here: A Small Market Border Town and Thailand's Future"

September 28, 2017 - 12:00pm
Kahin Center, Cornell University

Fully-funded PhD Position- FMS & ZMT Germany

October 15, 2017 - 12:00pm
Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)

Solo, Solitude screening with Filmakers

October 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Cornell University

Watching the Philippines, Reporting Duterte

October 17, 2017 - 5:00pm to October 18, 2017 - 8:00pm
Columbia University

Legacies of Marcos

October 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
Asian American Writer's Workshop

The Indonesian Genocide Files: The Army and the Indonesian Genocide

October 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm
NYU Wagner

Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellow in Southeast Asian Studies, Rice University

December 15, 2017 - 10:00am
Rice University

New & Noteworthy

USIP Philippines Peace Agreements Collection Table of Contents

Toward Peace in the Southern Philippines: A Summary and Assessment of the USIP Philippine Facilitation Project, 2003-2007

GRP-MNLF Statement of Understanding

The Tripoli Agreement

Jeddah Accord

Interim GRP-MNLF Ceasefire Agreement

Conflict and Compromise in the Southern Philippines: The Case of Moro Identity

Implementing Guidelines on the Security Aspect of the GRP-MILF Tripoli Agreement of Peace of 2001

General Framework of Agreement of Intent Between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)

1997 Agreement by the Government of the Philippines and the MILF

The Mindanao Peace Talks: Another Opportunity to Resolve the Moro Conflict in the Philippines

The Contested Corners of Asia: Subnational Conflict and International Development Assistance

Rebellion, Political Violence and Shadow Crimes in the Bangsamoro

Applying a Violence Intensity Index in the Bangsamoro

Violence in the Bangsamoro and Southern Mindanao

Preventing Rido: A Practical Guide for the Police and Other Community Peacekeepers

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NYSEAN Voices

Prof. Duncan McCargo talks about the changes in the behavior of politicians who are likely to win polls

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Local poll leaves Hun Sen looking vulnerable in 2018 election

Cambodia's ruling party needs to woo disenchanted voters to retain hold on powe

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Podcast - Talking Indonesia: Banning Extremist Groups

Dr. Dave McRae and Sidney Jones explore how Indonesia should deal with Islamist extremists.

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Podcast - Caring for Strangers: Filipino Medical Workers in Asia

If you’ve been hospitalized in Europe, North America, Australia or the Middle East in recent years, chances are that at some point a nurse from the Philippines has had some part in your treatment. As Megha Amrith writes in the introduction to Caring for Strangers: Filipino Medical Workers in Asia (NIAS Press, 2017), Filipinos today comprise one of the largest global diasporas of medical workers, with the Philippines having over 400 nursing colleges, many of them aimed primarily at preparing graduates for work abroad.

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Buddhism, Politics and Political Thought in Myanmar

Matthew Walton, author of Buddhism, Politics and Political Thought in Myanmar, speaks with New Books in Southeast Asian Studies

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Endy Bayuni Assesses the Jokowi Administration

Endy Bayuni, the chief editor of the Jakarta Post, recently spoke at Columbia University, giving his assessment of the Jokowi administration at the halfway mark. Bayuni described how Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has gone from being an outsider elected president in 2014 to being the most powerful president to date in 2017. Initially, Jokowi struggled to gain support even from his own party, the PDIP (Partai Indonesia Perjuangan). Gradually, according to Bayuni, Jokowi employed strategic political moves and transformed his weak position into one of strength and now presides over the parliament, the cabinet, and even the national police.

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Thailand Update 2017

In recent months, public life in Thailand has been overshadowed by the momentous October 13, 2016 passing of long-reigning King Bhumibol, and the December 1 accession of the King Vajiralongkorn to the throne. Although a popular referendum approved the 2016 draft constitution last August, that constitution has yet to pass into law, and no date has been set for the next general election. As the ruling military junta completes its third year in power, freedom of expression remains severely constrained, and Thailand faces a range of economic and social challenges. During this third Columbia Thailand Update event, eight speakers will present their research and views on the latest developments and prospects, at a crucial juncture in the country’s history.

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Working Towards the Monarchy: The Politics of Space in Downtown Bangkok

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