Webinar: Constitutional Democracy in Southeast Asia

On 25 August 2020, the Asia Forum in New Zealand will host a webinar on ‘The Crisis of Constitutional Democracy in Southeast Asia’  Guest Speaker: Melissa Crouch, UNSW Law Event Date: Tuesday 25th August 2020 Event Time: 5:00 pm-6:00 pm Event Location: *ONLINE EVENT* | Zoom Meeting. Zoom Meeting hosted by Asia Forum, Wellington. Register in advance for this meeting:Continue reading “Webinar: Constitutional Democracy in Southeast Asia”

Southeast Asian democracies in declining health amid covid-19

*This piece first appeared in The Interpreter on 3 July 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting democracies in the Asia-Pacific region in ways that demand Australia’s attention.  The ability to weather a crisis of this magnitude depends upon partnerships and collaboration – economic, social and political – with key countries in the region. These partnerships are moreContinue reading “Southeast Asian democracies in declining health amid covid-19”

Time to Reverse the Indonesian Language Disaster on our Shores

*This article first appeared in The Interpreter on 15 May 2019. Opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Penny Wong’s efforts to set out a vision for Australia’s foreign policy on Asia, embodied in Labor’s “FutureAsia” plans, are admirable. The specific focus of fostering knowledge of and engagement with Southeast Asia is welcome. A key part of enhancing Southeast AsiaContinue reading “Time to Reverse the Indonesian Language Disaster on our Shores”

Ethno-Religious Nationalism and Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia

On 25 October 2018, The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria is hosting a panel on Ethno-Religious Nationalism and Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia. The panel considers major flashpoints and key indicators for authoritarianism in Southeast Asia and the underlying societal conditions that have given rise to the political shifts we are witnessing inContinue reading “Ethno-Religious Nationalism and Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia”

Politics in Southeast Asia 2018

Missed Sydney’s Southeast Asia event on Politics in Action 2018? Videos of the talks are available here: Southeast Asia: Authoritarian Advances and Limits, Professor Gary RodanPhilippines: Recent Trends and the War on Drugs, Dr Jayeel Serrano Cornelio from Ateneo de Manila University. Indonesia: Hypernationalism and pilkada, Dr Charlotte Setijadi, ISEASMalaysia: New Malaysia, GE14 and Beyond, Associate ProfessorContinue reading “Politics in Southeast Asia 2018”

Politics in Action in Southeast Asia

On 18 May, Sydney will again hold its flagship annual event, “Politics in Action in Southeast Asia”. When: 9.30am-4.30pm, 18 May 2018Where: Education Lecture Theatre 351, Education Building A35 Invited experts will provide an analysis of the political situation in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines and discuss the broader implications of events in theseContinue reading “Politics in Action in Southeast Asia”

UNSW Southeast Asia Events

A Review of 2017Looking back on 2017, its been a busy year for UNSW Law and its events in/at/on Southeast Asia. Here’s a brief overview: JanuaryFaculty member, Co-teaching Stream on ‘Law and Society in Southeast Asia’, Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law & Policy Workshop, 5-12 January, Bangkok, Thailand. FebruaryLecturer, Course on Principles and Processes ofContinue reading “UNSW Southeast Asia Events”

Law and Society in Southeast Asia

From 5-12 January 2017, the annual Institute for Global Law and Public Policy (IGLP), an initiative of Harvard Law School, forum converged on Thailand. The forum brings together young scholars and faculty from around the world for an intensive week of discussion and debate. As part of the week, Melissa Crouch along with Dr Vanja Hamzic (SOAS,Continue reading “Law and Society in Southeast Asia”

Podcast updates on Southeast Asia

Missed the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre conference on Politics in Asia? Podcasts by each of the speakers are now available online Allen Hicken on Southeast Asian PoliticsMark Thompson on the PhilippinesMelissa Crouch on MyanmarMichael Barr on SingaporeJacqui Baker on IndonesiaAderito Soares on East TimorJonathan Bogais on CambodiaMeredith Weiss on MalaysiaAim Sinpeng on Thailand