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SEA Studies Symposium 2014 – Programme

“Southeast Asia in Transition”

22 – 23 March 2014

Keble College, University of Oxford

 

Download a copy of the Symposium booklet (pdf, 6.8MB)

Friday 21 March 2014

1400 – 1600    Tour of Oxford – Dr Pingtjin Thum. Meet outside Blackwell’s Bookshop (48-51 Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BQ)

1830 – 2130    Informal Dinner – the Organic Deli Café24 Friars Entry, Oxford OX1 2DB. Directions. See also their Facebook page.

Saturday 22 March 2014

0800 – 0900    Registration

0900 – 0930    Welcome Address – Dr Pingtjin Thum, Project Southeast Asia (O’Reilly Lecture Theatre)

0930 – 1030    Keynote Addresses and Dialogue: “Southeast Asia in Transition”, moderated by Sir Tim Lankesterformer Director and Principal of the School of African and Oriental Studies and  author of The Politics and Economics of Britain’s Foreign Aid: The Pergau Dam Affair (Routledge, 2012) (O’Reilly Lecture Theatre)

0930 – 0945     Keynote Address 1 – Stephen Lillie, Head of the Asia-Pacific Directorate, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK
0945 – 1000    Keynote Address 2 – Tony Pua, Member of Parliament for Petaling Jaya Utara, Malaysia
1000 – 1030    Q&A

1030 – 1115   Coffee (Arco Building)

1115 – 1245

O’Reilly: Panel 1 – Regime Transitions in Southeast Asia: Lessons for Myanmar? (roundtable)
Seminar Room 1: Panel 2 – Dormant and Unresolved Border, Land, and Maritime Disputes in Southeast Asia: a New Threat For ASEAN? (Part I)
Seminar Room 2: Panel 3 – The Politics of Citizenship and Migration in Southeast Asia
Seminar Room 3: Panel 4 – Natural Resources and the Environment (Part I)
Seminar Room 4: Panel 5 – Law, Justice, and Politics in Thailand (individual papers)
Seminar Room 5: Panel 6 – Drivers of State Formation in Sulawesi, Indonesia
Seminar Room 6: Panel 7 – Reconceptualising Southeast Asian Studies: New Methodologies and Perspectives
Douglas Price: Panel 8 – Maritime Disputes in Southeast Asia: Conflict Resolution in a Globalised World (roundtable)
Pusey:
Gibbs: Panel 9 – The Everyday Political Economy of Southeast Asia I: Widening and Deepening Markets
64 Banbury Road: Panel 42 – Notions of Health and Personhood in Transition, and the Containment of Life (Part I)*

1245 – 1400    Lunch (Dining Hall)

1400 – 1530

O’Reilly: Panel 10 – 50 Years of the Malaysian Dream and the Future of Malaysia (roundtable)
Seminar Room 1: Panel 2 – Dormant and Unresolved Border, Land, and Maritime Disputes in Southeast Asia: a New Threat For ASEAN? (Part II)
Seminar Room 2: Panel 11 – Global Norms and National Institutions – Comparative Law in Southeast Asia
Seminar Room 3: Panel 4 – Natural Resources and the Environment (Part II)
Seminar Room 4: Panel 12 – Mekong at the Confluence (Part I)
Seminar Room 5: Panel 13 – The Bangsamoro (Sub)State: Its Identity, Nature, Struggle and Movement
Seminar Room 6: Panel 14 – Comparing Transnational Dynamics in the Greater Mekong Subregion and Malacca Straits
Douglas Price:  Panel 15 – Tangled Crossroads: Flows of ideas, commodities and people through the Thai-Myanmar borderworld
Pusey: Panel 16 – Myanmar in Transition: Primary Care and Public Health (roundtable)
Gibbs: Panel 9 – The Everyday Political Economy of Southeast Asia II: Poverty, Inequality and Global Economic Flows
64 Banbury Road: Panel 42 – Notions of Health and Personhood in Transition, and the Containment of Life (Part II)*

1530 – 1615    Coffee (Arco Building)

1615 – 1745

O’Reilly: Panel 17 – The Energy Future of Southeast Asia (roundtable)
Seminar Room 1: Panel 18 – Evolution or Revolution: Imagining a future for Burma’s rural economy
Seminar Room 2: Panel 19 – Being “Chinese” in Malaya: Changing social, economic, and geopolitical contexts
Seminar Room 3: Panel 20 – The Relevance of Rights in Southeast Asia
Seminar Room 4: Panel 12 –  Mekong at the Confluence (Part II)
Seminar Room 5: Panel 21 – Modern Boundaries and Migration: Sabah-Philippines Relations
Seminar Room 6: Panel 22 – Imperialism and Decolonisation in Southeast Asia
Douglas Price: Panel 23 – The Politics of Art and Culture in Southeast Asia (individual papers)
Pusey: Panel 24 – Decentralisation, Development, and Democratisation in Southeast Asia (individual papers) (Part I)
Gibbs: 
64 Banbury Road: Panel 42 – Notions of Health and Personhood in Transition, and the Containment of Life (Part III)*

1745 – 1915    Reception (Newman Quadrangle) featuring Senator Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia, and Gamelan performance by the Oxford Gamelan Society

1915 – 2130    Conference Dinner (Dining Hall) featuring Sir David Weatherall, Regius Professor of Medicine Emeritus, University of Oxford and Patron, Project Southeast Asia.

*The Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at 64 Banbury Road is a 15-minute walk from the main conference venue of Keble College

Sunday 23 March 2014

0900 – 1030

O’Reilly: Panel 25 – Why have there been no ‘gender turns’ in Myanmar/Burma research: Why and how does it matter? (roundtable)
Seminar Room 1: Panel 26 – ASEAN: The Road to 2015 (individual papers)
Seminar Room 2: Panel 27 – Nation, Community, and Identity in Southeast Asia
Seminar Room 3: Panel 28 – Environmental Governance and Development Policy in Southeast Asia
Seminar Room 4: Panel 29 – A New Geopolitical Framework for Maritime Southeast Asia
Seminar Room 5: Panel 30 – Transnational Capital and Student Migrant Flows: Mapping Student Migration between East and Southeast Asia
Seminar Room 6: Panel 31 – The Spectrum of Politics, Law, and Human Rights in Indonesia: Between Individual and Community
Douglas Price: Panel 32 – Small and Medium Enterprises and Value Creation in Southeast Asia (Part I)
Pusey: Panel 24 – Decentralisation, Development, and Democratisation in Southeast Asia (individual papers) (Part II)
Gibbs: Panel 33 – The Rohingya: Past, Present, and Future

1030 – 1100    Coffee (Arco Building)

1100 – 1230

O’Reilly: Panel 34 – The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration and its implementation (roundtable)
Seminar Room 1: Panel 35 – Myanmar:  Ethnicity, memory and identity (individual papers)
Seminar Room 2: Panel 36 – Islam outside the Mainstream in Southeast Asia
Seminar Room 3: Panel 37 – Manila at a Crossroads: Transitions and Aspirations of Asian Cities
Seminar Room 4: Panel 38 – Transnational Security Challenges and Governance in Southeast Asia
Seminar Room 5: Panel 39 – Reconceptualising Migrant Returns: Contemporary Southeast Asian Literature in Transition
Seminar Room 6: Panel 40 – When the hurly-burly’s done, When the battle’s lost and won: Socio-Political Imaginaries of Former Combatants and their Supporters in South East Asia
Douglas Price: Panel 32 – Small and Medium Enterprises and Value Creation in Southeast Asia (Part II)
Pusey: Panel 41 – Burma and Drugs: national problems, regional solutions
Gibbs:

1245 – 1315    Closing Address – Dr Philip Kreager, Project Southeast Asia (O’Reilly Lecture Theatre)

1315 – 1415    Lunch (Dining Hall)