Upcoming Events

Fabricating Power with Gendér Wayang

March 22, 2018 - 6:30pm
Bard Graduate Center


March 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
Washington D.C

Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts: A film by Mouly Surya

March 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
Anthology Film Archives

Indonesia's Upcoming Local and National Elections: Do the Islamists play a Role?

March 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
New York University

Liberalism and Its Discontents in Southeast Asia

March 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
New York University

Thailand Update 2018: Towards Thailand 4.0?

March 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Columbia University

The Rohingya Crisis: Human Rights and the International Community

March 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
CUNY School of Law

Mediating Islam: Journalism in Southeast Asia

March 30, 2018 - 12:00pm
NYU Wagner

Malay Sketches Release Event

April 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Book Culture

The Legacy and Impact of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

April 10, 2018 - 6:30pm
Woolworth Building - NYU SPS

NYSEAN Tour of Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles

April 11, 2018 - 5:00pm
Bard Graduate Center Gallery

Southeast Asia Strategic Update 2018

April 12, 2018 - 12:00pm
Columbia University

NY Historical Society: The Vietnam War 1945-1975

April 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
New York Historical Society

Call for Papers: New York Conference on Asian Studies (Innovation and Invention)

May 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
Rochester Institute of Technology

Danh Vo at the Guggenheim

May 9, 2018 - 5:45pm
Guggenheim Museum

Call For Papers: Southeast Asia Meets Global Challenges

May 31, 2018 - 12:00pm
University of Leeds

New & Noteworthy

The PCIJ Blog
EDSA@30: An Unfinished Revolution

EDSA@30: An Unfinished Revolution

A collection of images of recent protests on the anniversary of the 30th anniversary of the EDSA uprising.

Thailand’s Cause Lawyers and Twenty-First-Century Military Coups: Nation, Identity, and Conflicting Visions of the Rule of Law (Frank Munger)

Thailand in 2014: The Trouble With Magic Swords (Duncan McCargo)

Branding Dissent: Nitirat, Thailand’s Enlightened Jurists (Duncan McCargo & Peeradej Tanruangporn)

Competing Notions of Judicialization in Thailand (Duncan McCargo)

Peopling Thailand’s 2015 Draft Constitution (Duncan McCargo)

The Economic Origins of Indonesia's Secessionist Conflicts

Monitoring team urges Plan B on sustaining Gov’t-MILF peace deal

Monitoring team urges Plan B on sustaining Gov’t-MILF peace deal

THE third party group monitoring the peace process in Mindanao has pressed the Philippine government to have an alternative plan to further its peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), amid the likely possibility that the proposed law on the Bangsamoro Region will not be passed under the current administration.

What were the 2016 presidential bets doing during the EDSA revolt?

What were the 2016 presidential bets doing during the EDSA revolt?

How old were the 2016 presidential candidates in 1986, and what were they up to then?

Philippine Daily Inquirer
30 years without the dictator

30 years without the dictator

Faces of Shwedagon

Visiting Burma again in July 2015, I became quite fascinated by people’s faces. I made several trips to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon at different times of day, taking nearly five hundred portraits and candid pictures. These are the best of them. A confession: my favorite subjects, the young woman and child, were actually photographed at the World Peace Pagoda in Naypyitaw, a replica of Shwedagon.

Religious Ultra-Nationalism in Myanmar/Burma

David Mathieson of Human Rights Watch discusses Buddhist religious ultra-nationalism in Myanmar/Burma.

PH 2nd highest in killings of human rights defenders

PH 2nd highest in killings of human rights defenders

The Philippines is second to Colombia and the highest outside the Americas in human rights defenders killings

The South China Sea: The View From the Philippines

The Honorable Antonio T. Carpio, Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, discusses the South China Sea disputes in an October 7, 2015 lecture at Columbia University. Moderated by Ann Marie Murphy, Senior Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Co-sponsored by SEASI and the New York Southeast Asia Network.

Anti-Corruption Resource Centre
The political economy of corruption and REDD+: Lessons from the Philippines’ pilot sites

The political economy of corruption and REDD+: Lessons from the Philippines’ pilot sites

Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute

Grizelda Mayo-Anda and Justine Nicole V. Torres

Corruption is a continuing feature of the Philippines’ natural resource sectors. Given keen interest in the country’s REDD+ potential, it is useful to consider corruption risks related to REDD+ from a political economy perspective. This U4 Issue draws on fieldwork from two REDD+ pilot sites to assess current governance and anti-corruption safeguards related to benefit-sharing, land tenure rights for indigenous peoples, and private sector involvement.

Bangkok Shutdown 2014

By late 2013, a mass movement to protest against the elected government of Yingluck Shinawatra – sister of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra – was gathering strength. The so-called PDRC (People’s Democratic Reform Committee) blocked several major intersections, pledging in January 2014 to ‘Shutdown Bangkok’. The protests peaked with the successful disruption of the February 2, 2014 elections: in districts such Rachathewi, seen here, ballot boxes were impounded by demonstrators.