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Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2016

“Human and Environmental Welfare in Southeast Asia”

14 – 16 April 2016
at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

in partnership with

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Project Southeast Asia at the University of Oxford, is dedicated to contributing transnational, interdisciplinary solutions to the most important problems facing Southeast Asia today.

This builds on Oxford’s already numerous contributions to Southeast Asia and its unsurpassed track record of excellence in the region, particularly in the field of medicine, where it conducts pioneering research in nearly every Southeast Asian country.

The Southeast Asian Studies Symposium, organised by Project Southeast Asia, University of Oxford, is the world’s largest annual conference on Southeast Asia.

It aims to

  • present interdisciplinary and transnational solutions to contemporary Southeast Asian issues;
  • engage political, business, academic, civil society, and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to improve the state of the world. Together with other stakeholders, it works to define challenges, solutions and actions, always in the spirit of global citizenship;
  • act as a platform for emerging and established scholars to demonstrate their latest research on Southeast Asia.

The Symposium is an intelligent, research-driven, impartial platform that transforms dialogue into insights, insights into agendas, and agendas into action. The rapid success of the Symposium shows there are few issues that cannot be adequately progressed by convening the most relevant actors from all sectors – business, government and civil society – in a high-level, informed, and informal environment of trust.

In 2016, the 5th annual Southeast Asian Studies Symposium returns to Oxford. It will be held at the state of the art Andrew Wiles Building of the Mathematical Institute. It includes over 80 panels presenting nearly 200 papers, along with 5 roundtables, 2 workshops, and 2 multi-day fora – the Southeast Asia Investment Forum, and the Southeast Asia Strategic Forum on Women, Business, and Economic Development. In 2015, the 4th Symposium (held at Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 20-24 March) attracted a  total of 867 delegates from 24 countries. It  was opened by Sultan Nazrin Shah of Perak, and closed with a lecture from Prof Jeffrey Sachs, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General.

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1 July 2015: Call for Panels and Papers opens.

1 October 2015: Call for Panels and Papers closes. ALL proposals, including Fora, Academic Paper Panels, Roundtables, Workshops, Cultural Events, and Individual Papers, must be submitted by the 1 November 2015 deadline.

15 October 2015: Panel organisers notified of selection outcome.

15 November 2015: Registration for the Symposium opens.

15 December 2015: Final details of all sessions are due.

14 January 2016: Early registration period for the Symposium ends; Full registration continues.

15 March 2016: Registration for the Symposium closes.

14-16 April 2016: Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2016