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
NYU

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
NYU

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

The New York Times
Philippine Drug War Logs Deadliest Week Yet: 58 Killed in 3 Days

Philippine Drug War Logs Deadliest Week Yet: 58 Killed in 3 Days

Fifty-eight people suspected of selling or using drugs have been killed in Manila and its northern suburbs in just three days, making this the deadliest week so far in President Rodrigo Duterte’s monthslong drug crackdown, the police said Thursday.

New Mandala
Distinguishing piety and fundamentalism in Indonesian Muslims

Distinguishing piety and fundamentalism in Indonesian Muslims

Survey data shows no evidence of a link between piety and intolerance, let alone violence.

Brookings Institute
Terrorism in the Philippines and US-Philippine Security Cooperation

Terrorism in the Philippines and US-Philippine Security Cooperation

Sheena Greitens discusses six policy options for how the United States should adapt its security cooperation with the Philippines to address the region's changing security and counterterrorism needs. 

Foreign Policy
ASEAN's Golden Moment in a Time of Crisis

ASEAN's Golden Moment in a Time of Crisis

Nina Hachigian, former US ambassador to ASEAN, discusses the significance of fifty years of ASEAN and the future of US-ASEAN policy. 

Brookings Institute
The human rights consequences of the war on drugs in the Philippines

The human rights consequences of the war on drugs in the Philippines

Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow at Brookings, offers testimony for the House Foreign Affairs Commitee on the human rights consequences of the war on drugs in the Philippines.

New Mandala
Jokowi's Political Prisoner Problem

Jokowi's Political Prisoner Problem

 Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch discusses the significance of the release of political prisoners in Indonesia. 

United States-Indonesia Society
The Interplay of Religion and Politics in Indonesia: What Does Jakarta’s Gubernatorial Election Signify?

The Interplay of Religion and Politics in Indonesia: What Does Jakarta’s Gubernatorial Election Signify?

On July 25, USINDO held a Special Open Forum on the “The Interplay of Religion and Politics in Indonesia: What Does Jakarta’s Gubernatorial Election Signify?”. The discussion focused on the recent election for governor of Jakarta, and the subsequent trial and imprisonment of one of the leading candidates, Ahok, a Chinese Christian Indonesian.  

The forum featured presentations by Professor Thomas Pepinsky of Cornell University and Professor Jeremy Menchik of Boston University. 

The New York Times
Are Priests Duterte's Fiercest Foes?

Are Priests Duterte's Fiercest Foes?

Sheila Coronel, a professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, explores whether priests in the Philippines are Duterte's fiercest foes.

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

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NYSEAN Voices

The New Way: Protestantism and the Hmong in Vietnam

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Violence and the Civilising Process in Cambodia

Roderic Broadhurst joins New Books in Southeast Asian Studies to talk about state violence versus interpersonal violence, French colonial administration, postcolonialism and modernity, Sihanouk and the Khmer Rouge, Hun Sen and authoritarianism, and the challenges of doing historical sociology across multiple regime types and periods. Read more

16 Writers on Their Favorite Translated Titles from Across Asia

Earlier this year, the Asian American Writers’ Workshop launched the Transpacific Literary Project, an editorial initiative to publish new and exciting writing from across East and Southeast Asia on The Margins while building a body of work that might help us better understand the importance of the Pacific World to literature.

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Podcast - The Rohingya Crisis: "Myanmar's Enemy Within" with Francis Wade

In this podcast with NYSEAN partner Carnegie Council, Devin Stewart talks to author Francis Wade about the historical background to the persecution of the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar and gives a first-hand account of the tragic situation now.

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National Public Radio Series on Indonesia

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Migrant Returns: Manila, Development, and Transnational Connectivity

Eric J. Pido joins New Books in Southeast Asian Studies to talk about histories of departing from and returning to the Philippines, segregated suburbs and walled megacities, the balikbayaneconomy, returning migrants’ anxieties and hopes, medical tourism, and 1950s nostalgia.

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Uncovering Indonesia’s Act of Killing

Newly declassified documents add to what is known about the 1965-1966  mass killings in Indonesia, but much is still missing, writes Margaret Scott.

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New Books in Southeast Asian Studies Podcast

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