Myanmar’s Muslim Mosaic and the Politics of Belonging

Note: This talk was given at the Southeast Asian Human Rights Network Conference on 15-16 October 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One of the co-panelists, Pak Ulil Abshar Abdullah who is well-known as a proponent of liberal Islam, was banned from entering Malaysia, but was able to give his presentation via skype. On the same day, the MalaysianContinue reading “Myanmar’s Muslim Mosaic and the Politics of Belonging”

‘Need to know Indonesia’

On the ABC Encounter program this week Margaret Coffey presents a discussion on ‘need-to-know’ Indonesia, with a particular emphasis on the realities of Islam in Indonesia. This is in response to the recent report on ‘Australian Attitudes towards Indonesia’. The program aired on 12 Oct 5pm (Melb time), see here for more details. It also aired on 15Continue reading “‘Need to know Indonesia’”

Call for papers: Islam, Law and the State in Myanmar

The Centre for Asian Legal Studies is pleased to invite applications to present a paper at the Workshop on ‘Islam, Law and the State in Myanmar’. The Workshop will be held at the Law Faculty, the National University of Singapore, from 23 to 24 January 2014. This interdisciplinary workshop will explore the relation between Islam, law andContinue reading “Call for papers: Islam, Law and the State in Myanmar”

Conference on Minorities within Muslim Majority Societies

On 17-18 May 2013, I presented a paper at the conference on ‘Minorities within Muslim Majority Societies: Contested Identities and Dialogues with Islam‘, organised by the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University, London. The workshop investigated issues surrounding the ethnic and religious composition of the Muslim world and its culture. By looking bothContinue reading “Conference on Minorities within Muslim Majority Societies”

Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society

The Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS), located in the Melbourne Law School, was recently established, and will be officially launched on 21 May 2013. The Centre was previously known as the Centre for Islamic Law and Society, but has been renamed in order to reflect the focus of its research and seminar programmes.Continue reading “Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society”