Friday Forum: Nathan McGovern

“Buddhist Brahmans: The Royal Court Brahmans of Thailand” Nathan McGovern Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Even in the present day there is a coterie of Brahmans who perform rituals for the …

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: Thierry Cruvellier

“The Remarkable Story of the Duch Trial” Thierry Cruvellier International Journalist and Visiting Lecturer, UW-Madison Kaing Guek Eav, aka Duch, was the first senior Khmer Rouge to be tried before the Extraordinary Chambers in the …

Friday Forum: Francis Allard

“Southeast Asia’s Early Maritime Exchange Networks and their Impact on Southern China during the Han Dynasty” Francis Allard Associate Professor of Anthropology Indiana University of Pennsylvania Archaeological evidence from Southeast Asia points to the operation …

Friday Forum: Kheang Un

“Weak State and the Limits of Democratization in Cambodia, 1993-2016” Kheang Un Associate Professor of Political Science Northern Illinois University This talk analyzes the nexus of democracy and state building in Cambodia following the 1993 United …

Friday Forum: Katherine Bowie

“Kruba Srivichai, the Saint of Northern Thailand: Exploring the Historical Context of his 1935-36 Detention” Katherine Bowie Professor of Anthropology UW-Madison Kruba Srivichai is the most famous monk in northern Thailand, yet he was also the …