Upcoming Events

Money, Media, Machinery…and Again, Mahathir

February 21, 2018 - 12:00pm
NYU

Symposium - Bali and Beyond

February 26, 2018 - 1:00pm
Bard Graduate Center

FPA Centennial Lecture: Has The West Lost It? A Talk With Kishore Mahbubani

February 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
The Harvard Club

Rising Discrimination Against LGBT in Indonesia

February 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
Puck Building - NYU Wagner

Call for Papers: Religiosity, Secularity and Pluralism in the Global East

February 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
Singapore Management University

Call for Papers: 13th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia Studies

February 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
National University of Singapore

Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Program Siem Reap, Cambodia

February 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
The Center for Khmer Studies

Turkey and Thailand: Unlikely Twins Revisited

March 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
Columbia University

Call for Applications: Manila, Philippines, Fact-Finding Trip

March 16, 2018 - 12:00pm
Carnegie Council

Roundtable: Marcus Mietzner and Nava Nuraniyah

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

Mediating Islam: Journalism in Southeast Asia

March 30, 2018 - 12:00pm
NYU Wagner

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

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

New & Noteworthy

The Isaan Record
“It’s not wrong to campaign”

It’s not wrong to campaign

A newly formed activist group gathered at Si Than Lake on Khon Kaen University campus to protest against the ban on public campaigns to reject the draft constitution and military government’s intimidation of activists.

Final Report of the International People's Tribunal on 1965 Killings in Indonesia

IPT1965
Final Report of the International People's Tribunal on 1965 Killings in Indonesia

Final Report of the International People's Tribunal on 1965 Killings in Indonesia

The International People’s Tribunal on the 1965 Crimes Against Humanity (IPT 1965) has concluded  that the Indonesian government had committed acts of genocide, as stipulated in the 1948 International Genocide Convention, during the 1965 communist purge, which reportedly led to the death approximately 500,000 people. The IPT is not legally binding, but the  judges are sending their report to the UN with an eye on further action being taken.

TODAY
Rising conservatism in M’sian Islam not just from Arabisation

Rising conservatism in M’sian Islam not just from Arabisation

A useful analysis of the rising conservatism in Malaysian Islam. The author argues that blaming Wahhabism misses just as important local and political reasons. 

International Crisis Group
The Philippines: Renewing Prospects for Peace in Mindanao

The Philippines: Renewing Prospects for Peace in Mindanao

The southern Philippines is potentially closer to peace than at any time in the four decades since Muslim insurgents started fighting for independence, but the substantial progress over the past six years is also fragile.

Washington Monthly
Genocide in Burma

Washington Monthly Explores the Genocide in Burma 

The Rohingya may well be the most persecuted people on the planet, and nobody, including the United States, is lifting a finger to help.

Carnegie Council
Islam and Pluralism in Indonesia

Podcast on Islam and Pluralism in Indonesia 

Devin Stewart of the Carnegie Council discusses Islam, democracy and challenges in contemporary politics in Indonesia with Margaret Scott.

Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict
Rebuilding after Communal Violence: Lessons from Tolikara, Papua

Rebuilding After Communal Violence in Papua

Jakarta-based Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict takes a look at what has happened since violence broke out in Tolikara, Papua.

    Reuters
    Military Training Civilians to Protect Against Perceived Threats to Nation

    Military Training Civilians to Protect Against Perceived Threats to Nation

    The New York Times
    Governor of Jakarta Bucks Indonesia’s Party Politics

    Governor of Jakarta Bucks Indonesia’s Party Politics

    The Guardian
    ‘17,000 Islands of Imagination’: Discovering Indonesian Literature

    ‘17,000 Islands of Imagination’: Discovering Indonesian Literature

    The Economist
    Cash for questions : Barack Obama in Vietnam

    Cash for questions : Barack Obama in Vietnam

    Duterte's Final Rally

    These images from Philippine presidential front-runner Rodrigo Duterte's huge final rally at Manila's Luneta Park on May 7, 2016 focus on the excitement and color of a hard-fought campaign - and especially the strong emotions at play. In the final picture, vice-presidential candidate Alan Cayetano snaps group selfies from the stage.

    ISIS in Ambon: The Fallout from Communal Conflict

    half Asia Foundation
    What a Duterte Win Means for Philippines

    What a Duterte Win Means for Philippines

    In 2010, the Philippines conducted its first-ever automated poll, and I wrote that “elections had changed, but politics didn’t.” This year for a second time, a general election, including the presidency, was automated. Again we had concessions from presidential candidates the day after the polls instead of having to wait weeks for a manual count.

    Asia Foundation
    Imperatives for Peace Face New President in the Philippines

    Imperatives for Peace Face New President in the Philippines

    As the campaign period for the May 9 Philippine general elections comes to a close, increasing numbers of Bangsamoro peace process advocates are pushing national and local candidates for more explicit statements regarding their strategy in resolving the protracted conflict in Mindanao. Some worry about whether the peace process will continue under a new president.

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