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SEASSI Lecture Series: Lisandro Claudio
June 17, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
A Research Agenda for the Study of Southeast Asian Liberalisms
Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies
This lecture proposes a research agenda for a sympathetic study of liberalism in Southeast Asia. To do so, it outlines a vision for liberal scholarship, after which it responds to three obstacles that retard investigations of liberalism in the region: that liberalism is an elite project; that liberalism is ill-suited and detrimental to Asia; and that liberalism is emotionally barren. In addressing these obstacles, this lecture hopes to encourage capacious research on the ways in which liberalism has been interpreted and reinterpreted to address historical and contemporary political problems in Southeast Asia.
Attendance is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required, join via Zoom here.