Upcoming Events

NY Historical Society: The Vietnam War 1945-1975

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

Resilience In Resolution: How The Indonesian Economy Withstood The Financial Crisis

April 23, 2018 - 4:00pm

Open Call for Researchers: Asia Culture Research Residency Fellows 2018

April 23, 2018 - 11:45pm
The Asia Culture Research Institute

Bamboo for Peace: Enchanting sounds and rhythms of Indonesia

April 30, 2018 - 6:30pm
United Nations

Democracy for Sale in Indonesia

May 1, 2018 - 12:00pm

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

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

Myanmar in Transition: Historic Change at the Crossroads of Asia

May 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
Columbia University

Why Terrorists Quit

May 4, 2018 - 5:00pm
The Puck Building

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

Call for Applications: CSEAS Kyoto Fellowship

May 31, 2018 - 12:00pm
Kyoto University

Asian Research Center for International Development (ARCID)

July 5, 2018 - 12:00pm
Mae Fah Luang University

From Possibilities to Vision and Action: Preparing Viet Nam for Its Next Phase of Growth

August 9, 2018 - 8:00am to August 10, 2018 - 8:00am
Da Nang University, Da Nang, Viet Nam

New & Noteworthy

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.