March 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012

Liberalism and populism have been pitted against each other in Southeast Asia in both political discourse and day-to-day political contestation. This roundtable offers a rare opportunity to explore the patterns of commonality and difference within and across Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines.


  • Associate Prof. Dr Faisal S. Hazis is a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, and his research interestsinclude electoral politics, democratisation and rural informatics.
  • Lisandro Claudio, Associate Professor of Political Science at Ateneo De Manila University, has just published a book on the history of liberalism in the Philippines. 
  • Elliott Prasse-Freeman, a PhD student at Yale University, is focusing on Myanmar and the role right-wing social movements have played in ratifying the state’s recent ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya.
  • Marcus Mietzner, Associate Professor at the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific, is a scholar of Indonesian politics and has written extensively on the Indonesian military and the struggle to build democratic politics. 
  • Sandra Hamid, The Asia Foundation's Country Representative to Indonesia, is a cultural anthropologist and development specialist focusing on political participation and civil society.  

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