Upcoming Events

Indonesian Foreign Policy: From Free and Active to Leadership in the Indo-Pacific

October 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
Columbia University

So Far Away From Vietnam with director Laurence Gavron

October 25, 2018 - 6:15pm
Columbia University

Call for papers for the Transpacific Literary Project: The Pronoun

October 28, 2018 - 11:45pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop

Call for applications: Asian American Writers' Workshop Development Associate/ Grant Writer

October 31, 2018 - 12:00pm
Asian American Writers' Workshop

Cambodian artists in conversation with New York City

November 4, 2018 - 4:00pm
Asia Society

The Massacres of 1965-66 in Indonesia: The Question of Responsibility

November 7, 2018 - 5:00pm
Columbia University

Arts 4 Peace with Mekong NYC and Cambodia Living Arts

November 7, 2018 - 6:00pm
Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation

DOC NYC Film Festival: GRIT

November 11, 2018 - 5:15pm
Cinepolis Cinema

Putting Rohingya Voices Back into the Rohingya Crisis

November 13, 2018 - 12:30pm
NYU

Call for proposals: Center for Khmer Studies Research Fellowships

November 15, 2018 - 11:45pm
CKS

Call for Proposals: NYSEAN Partners Fund

November 30, 2018 - 12:00pm
NYSEAN

Call for applications: Center for Indonesian Policy Studies

December 31, 2018 (All day)
CIPS

Taste and Discover Filipino Food Tour

December 31, 2018 - 11:45pm
New York City

Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia New Guidelines

December 31, 2018 - 11:45pm
Luce Foundation

Tuan Andrew Nguyen: Letters From Saigon to Saigon

January 6, 2019 - 6:00pm
Asia Society

Call for Papers: CFP | Debt, Freedom, and Development: Insights from Asia

January 15, 2019 (All day) to January 16, 2019 (All day)
National University of Singapore

New & Noteworthy

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

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

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NYSEAN Voices

Francis Wade Interviewed for Radio New Zealand

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After Ahok: The Islamist Agenda in Indonesia

The latest report from NYSEAN's parnter, the Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), examines the organizational components of the Islamist alliance that brought down the Jakarta governor in 2012.

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Professor Duncan McCargo Interviewed in The Guardian

Duncan McCargo, a professor at Columbia University and University of Leeds and a founder of the New York Southeast Asia Network, was interviewed by the Guardian on Future Forward, a new political party in Thailand. 

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Liberalism in the Philippines with Lisandro Claudio

Lisandro Claudio, Associate Professor of Political Science at Ateneo De Manila University, joins the Carnegie Councils Devin T. Stewart to discuss the history of liberalism in the Philippines.

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Normalizing Intolerance in Indonesia, with Sandra Hamid

Sandra Hamid, the Asia Foundation's Country Representative to Indonesia, joins the Carnegie Council’s Devin T. Stewart to discuss the normalizing of political and religious tolerance in daily life in the Philippines. 

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Behind the Facade: Election Under Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia

Since the 1990s, vast sums of money and time have been invested in training and resources to hold elections around the world, including in parts of Southeast Asia. The conventional wisdom is that elections either enable or consolidate democracy. Where they do not have either of these effects, the reasoning goes, it’s because the design of elections is not yet right, or conditions in which they have been held are not yet sufficiently matured as to make democracy possible. 

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Talking Indonesia: A New Criminal Code

What deficits in criminal law is the draft revised criminal code seeking to address and how have controversial regressive articles emerged? What will the implications be for Indonesian democracy if the current draft passes? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Anugerah Rizki Akbari in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

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Podcast: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility and Politics in Bangkok

Owners of the Map not only confronts the specific realities of ordinary Thais resisting military authoritarianism, but also the question of how modes of circulation can become sites of collective action, particularly for precarious workers, in the neoliberal moment.

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