Friday Forum: C. Michele Thompson

Funded with generous support from the University Lectures Committee: “The Early Life of the Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Physician Tuệ Tĩnh  and the Medical, Religious, and Physical Environment of 14th Century Ðai Việt” C. Michele Thompson Professor …

Friday Forum: Dr. Alfred W. McCoy

“Global Populism: Filipino Strongmen from Marcos to Duterte” Alfred W. McCoy Harrington Professor of History UW-Madison In the last years of his martial law dictatorship, President Marcos sanctioned some 2,500 extrajudicial killings, and during his first …

Friday Forum: Dr. Alison Carter

“Looking Beyond the Temples: Exploring the Residences of the Ancient Angkorians” Alison Carter Assistant Professor of Anthropology University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Angkor, centered in the modern nation of Cambodia, was one of the largest …

Friday Forum: Dr. James Thomas Collins

“Documentation and revitalization of Indonesia’s minority languages: A tale of two projects” Emeritus Professor James T. Collins Principle Research Fellow Institute of Ethnic Studies Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia In the last twenty years, …

Friday Forum: Dr. Kanjana Thepboriruk

“Mandating Modernity: The 12 Cultural Mandates and the New Thai Woman” Kanjana Thepboriruk Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Center for Southeast Asian Studies Northern Illinois University This talk explores the nationalist campaign waged …

Friday Forum: Dr. Lisa C. Niziolek

Early Maritime Trade in the South China Sea Region: Evidence of Globalization? Dr. Lisa C. Niziolek Boone Research Scientist, Asian Anthropology Integrative Research Center The Field Museum Globalization has become a central concern of anthropology, …

Friday Forum: Dr. Valerie Kozel

Has Vietnam ‘Made Poverty History’?  Dr. Valerie Kozel Adjunct Associate Professor La Follette School of Public Affairs Former World Bank Senior Economist UW-Madison The World Bank worked together with the Ministry of Labor and Invalids and …

Friday Forum: Duncan McCargo

“Doing Humanistic Research on Southeast Asia’s Politics” Duncan McCargo Professor of Political Science at the University of Leeds and Visiting Professor of Political Science at Columbia University In this presentation, Duncan McCargo makes the case …

Friday Forum: Eunsook Jung

“Campaigning for All Indonesians: The Politics of Healthcare in Indonesia” Dr. Eunsook Jung Faculty Associate Department of Political Science UW-Madison Many scholars argue that democratization is conducive to the development of social welfare policies and …

Friday Forum: Felicitas Pado, Amelia C. Fajardo, and Leonor Diaz

“Muslim Education Initiative Review in the Philippine Public Schools” Felicitas Pado, Ph.D. (retired) Amelia C. Fajardo, Ph.D. Leonor Diaz, Ph.D. College of Education University of the Philippines This talk examines Muslim Education Initiatives (MEIs) in the Philippines …