Friday Forum – Diana Kim (Keynote Speaker JSEALab)

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206 Ingraham Hall
@ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Colonial States and their Legacies across Southeast Asia:
Through the Lens of Japan’s Wartime Empire

Diana S. Kim
Assistant Professor
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service

What are the institutional legacies of European colonial rule across Southeast Asia? This talk addresses this question through the lens of Japan’s wartime empire, which occupied the region during the 1940s. It explores the vast array of formal and informal institutions that the Japanese variably inherited from the Europeans, repurposed, destroyed, or built anew, to consider more broadly, what constitutes a meaningful rupture when narrating colonial legacies of historical continuity.

This talk is also the keynote address for the Justice in Southeast Lab (JSEALab) Dissertation Proposal Workshop taking place on April 7-8, 2023. Click here for details.


Diana Kim is an Assistant Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

This event is free and open to the public. A recording will be available on the CSEAS YouTube channel following the event.