Friday Forum Lecture Series: Tun Myint

Citizen Science and Sustainability: How Does Individual Knowledge Relate to System Level Social-Ecological  Interactions in the Pak Mun Dam Case in Thailand

Friday Forum: Anthony Medrano

“People, Fish, Ocean: Enduring Encounters in Interwar Southeast Asia” Anthony Medrano Ph.D. Candidate in Southeast Asian History UW-Madison The world’s oceans have long been instrumental in shaping the fates and fortunes of human societies, and …

Friday Forum: Brett Reilly

Before the First Indochina War: Redefining the Origins of Vietnam’s Civil War Brett Reilly Ph. D. Candidate History Department UW-Madison Debates among historians of the Indochina Wars have centered on the degree to which they …

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 …