Upcoming Events

Songkran Weekend Walks 2019

April 20, 2019 - 11:30am
75th - 77th Street and Woodside Ave, Queens

Central Javanese Gamelan Music Concert

April 20, 2019 - 7:30pm
Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street

Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppetry) Performance: Lakon Babat Alas Mertani

April 21, 2019 - 7:30pm
Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street

Call for Applications: Intern at the Asian American Writers' Workshop

April 22, 2019 (All day)
Asian American Writers' Workshop

Violence and Policing in the Philippines, Latin America, and the U.S.

April 22, 2019 - 9:00am to April 23, 2019 - 12:00pm
World Room, Pulitzer Hall

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

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

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

Call For Submissions: Second Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize

May 15, 2019 (All day)
Singapore Unbound

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 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

Thailand: NRC Report on Overcoming Violence Through the Power of Reconciliation

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.



Thai Update 2016—what you missed

The 2016 Thailand Update at Columbia was attended by around 50 people throughout the day, drawn by the line-up of expert speakers discussing different aspects of Thailand's politics, society and economy. Read more


Irony in Malaysia

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad became internationally known in 1997 when he blamed Wall Street and Jewish bankers for deliberately causing the Southeast Asian Financial Crisis. He viewed every drop in the Malaysian stock market and value of the Ringgit as a global conspiracy. He stridently denounced foreign intervention and meddling in Malaysia’s domestic affairs... Read more

Trawler Confrontation: A Pivotal Juncture in Indonesia’s South China Sea Policy?

A mid-March incident in which two armed Chinese coastguard ships forced an Indonesian patrol boat to release a Chinese fishing trawler it was towing to land after catching it fishing illegally within its Natuna Island EEZ may turn out to be a pivotal juncture in Indonesia’s policy toward the South China Sea issue.   Read more

Indonesian Literature in the Margins

With support from the Lontar Foundation and the New York Southeast Asia Network (NYSEAN), the Asian American Writers’ Workshop has been publishing a series on Indonesian Literature in the Margins. Read more