2021 Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program
The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its next Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program, which will run from May 24 – July 30, 2021. This 10-week paid internship is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning and conducting research at the largest library in the world. For the second year in a row, the internship will be conducted virtually.
The deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Students can learn more information or apply to the program by visiting loc.gov/item/internships/junior-fellows-program/
Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position (Anthropology Of The Borderlands), To Begin In July 2021. Successful candidates must have:
•A Ph.D. in Anthropology from an internationally acclaimed institution at the time of appointment. •Although those doing solid ethnographic research will be considered, for this position we are specifically looking for a scholar who works in borderland regions of Asia, with a research focus including citizenship and migration. •A strong track record and promising trajectory in research and publication. •Excellent communication skills and dedication to academic teaching excellence and collegiality.
A leading global university centered in Asia, the National University of Singapore is a leader of scientific and social scientific research in the city-state of Singapore. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment, as well as special programmes which allow students to realise their potential. Over 30,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives, making campus life vibrant and exciting.
The Department of Sociology offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Social Sciences and contributes to interdisciplinary programmes in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The Department stands among the top sociology departments in Asia, and specializes in sociological and anthropological research on Asian societies. We have about forty faculty members in diverse fields such as family, demography, stratification, medical sociology, comparative-historical sociology, socio-cultural anthropology, and cultural studies. The Department attracts graduate students internationally and we have a postgraduate programme in which students have the option to complete a Ph.D. in either Sociology or Anthropology. (http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/soc/)
The university emphasizes excellence in both teaching and research, with internationally competitive salaries and opportunities for substantial research funding. The successful candidate is also expected to supervise graduate students at the Masters and Ph.D. level. As the university’s medium of instruction is English, applicants must exhibit a high level of English-competency.
Applicants should submit the following materials online at this website: – Full CV – Letter of Interest – Research statement – Teaching statement – Up to two writing samples – Evidence of teaching ability such as student feedback or peer review reports, and/or evidence of other contributions to education, if available. – A list of 4 external referees (names, contact details, applicant’s relationship to them).
For enquiries, please email email@example.com.
Review of applications will start on November 30; early submission will ensure that your application is fully considered. Campus visits will be conducted in early 2021, if necessary virtually. Early applications are encouraged so as to get full consideration by the committee. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
For additional information about these vacancies, please consult our web site at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/soc/positions.html
The Southeast Asia Program is seeking interns who are highly motivated, professional, and have a strong foundation in Southeast Asia studies and international relations/political economy. We operate a fast-paced, dynamic program, and require interns who are detail-oriented and can work independently and as part of a team.
- Associate: based in Singapore. The US-ASEAN Business Council is seeking an Associate who will support the Council’s programs and initiatives aimed at strengthening the U.S.-ASEAN economic relationship.
- Policy and research internships: Semester internships based in Washington, D.C. Recent graduates encouraged to apply.
For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Translators: The Language Doctors
We are a linguistics company that provides language translation services to the federal government and are continuously seeking to hire bilingual people on a full-time or part-time basis to help us with our growing volume of translation work. Currently, we are looking for people who speak Burmese, and would be very grateful to hear from you if you or anyone you know speaks that language.
Depending on your availability, we are able to provide either W2 or 1099 arrangements.
We are looking forward to your response and future assistance. If needed, we are happy to provide all of the necessary training!
The Language Doctors Recruiting Team
Interns: Auditsi Consulting Group
The Auditsi Consulting Group, a management consulting company based in Jakarta, is looking for candidates for internships in professional companies in Indonesia.
- Auditsi Management Consulting delivers worldwide executive search solutions and is committed to securing exceptional talent to lead and direct the most successful organizations on the planet.
- For more than 23 years we have been advising clients on top leadership matters and recruiting the most effective executives for their organisations.
- We work with a wide range of clients, including multinational corporations, entrepreneurial businesses, private equity firms, family-owned companies and nonprofit organisations.
- As a privately held firm, we are able to dedicate our resources to what really matters – providing outstanding service for clients. We consider client needs to be paramount.
Ideal candidates shall be willing to attend up to 12 months of internship and possess interests in subjects such as; Marketing, Communication, Business Development, Social Study, and Human Resources, Social Media Management will be an added value. For more information on specific positions, please click here.
Emerging Translator Mentorship Program
The ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program is designed to establish and facilitate a close working relationship between an experienced translator and an emerging translator on a project selected by the emerging translator. The mentorship duration is approximately nine months. The emerging translator is expected to choose a project that can be completed in that time, and they will only be advised on that particular project. ALTA’s Emerging Translator Mentorship Program was founded by former ALTA board member Allison M. Charette.
Application Deadline: 11:59pm PT, November 30, 2020.
Click here to apply.
Center for Khmer Studies
The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) is pleased to announce that we have officially begun accepting applications for our 2021-2022 academic year Research Fellowship Program. Cambodian, US, and French doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers are eligible to apply.
Senior Research Fellowship Program
Deadline: November 30, 2020
The CKS Senior Fellowship provides short term (4 months) and long term (up to 11 months) research funding for Cambodian, American, and French scholars of Cambodia who seek to further their research focusing on Cambodia alone or on Cambodia within a regional context. Benefits of the fellowship include access to the collections at the CKS library, participation in CKS events, and connection to a network of scholars of Cambodia. The CKS Senior Fellowship is open to applicants who hold a PhD degree in the humanities or the social sciences.
Click here for more information.
Dissertation Research Fellowship Program
Deadline: November 15, 2020
The CKS Dissertation Research Fellowship offers support to Cambodian, American, and French doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences for dissertation research. Research topics considered may focus on Cambodia alone or on Cambodia within a regional context. Fellows will receive funding for up to 11 months of research along with other benefits including access to the collections at the CKS library, participation in CKS events, and connection to a network of scholars of Cambodia.
Click here for more information.
Ellings-Korduba Research Fellowship
The Ellings-Korduba Research Fellowship seeks to cultivate the next generation of future policymakers and scholars with a deep understanding of critical strategic issues in Asia and the challenges to international leadership today. The Ellings-Korduba Fellowship Program offers eight-month fellowships to current master’s-level students and advanced undergraduate students whose degrees focus on issues of strategic importance to the United States in Asia. The National Bureau of Asian Research will award fellowships, a stipend, and living and travel expenses for an onsite summer program in Seattle to a small class of fellows each year from universities across the United States.
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a master’s-level student or advanced undergraduate student with a focus on Asia and policy.
- Desire to advance public policy toward Asia through improved expertise and understanding or to contribute to policy-relevant scholarly research.
To be considered for a fellowship, an applicant must submit the following materials through NBR’s application website:
- A two-page summary resume (full academic CVs will not be reviewed).
- A two-page cover letter that addresses your qualifications for the fellowship and how this fellowship program will contribute to your studies and future career plans.
- A two-page independent research proposal outlining a topic for research, why the topic is critical to U.S. policy, and methodology as well as sources.
- Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions.
- A letter of recommendation from your current academic supervisor.
Deadline: December 13, 2020. Click here for more information.
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)
The Critical Language Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for 2020. The CLS Program offers instruction in the following languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. Funding is available to undergraduate and graduate students. Application details are available here. Application deadline is November 17, 2020.
Encourage women seeking to advance their academic or professional careers, or considering projects to promote education and equity for women and girls, to apply for various fellowships and grants.
Opens: August 1
Deadline: November 1
Career Development Grants
Opens: August 1
Deadline: November 15
Community Action Grants
Opens: August 1
Deadline: December 1
Opens: August 1
Deadline: November 15
International Project Grants
Opens: August 1
Deadline: November 1
Research Publication Grants in Engineering, Medicine and Science
Opens: August 1
Deadline: December 1
Selected Professions Fellowships
Opens: August 1
Deadline: December 1
CIPS invites qualified researchers to join our Visiting Research Fellowship Program. The program offers opportunities for both Indonesians and non-Indonesian nationals who are completing their Indonesia-related PhD and post-graduate theses abroad, to conduct field research in Indonesia over a 3-6 month period. CIPS also opens the opportunity for post-doctoral or non-degree fellowships.
If you are interested in the Fellowship Program, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
CAORC offers two fellowship programs, the NEH Senior Research Fellowship and Multi-Country Research Fellowship, which enable fellows to visit and carry out research within CAORC’s network of Overseas Research Centers (ORCs).
In addition, each ORC offers fellowships and grant opportunities specific to its region. Visit the ORC Fellowships & Grants page for more information on opportunities within the ORC network.
Application deadline: December 30, 2020
The Blakemore Foundation awards grants to graduating seniors, college graduates, graduate students and young/mid-career professionals to fund an academic year of advanced language study in East and Southeast Asia.
Superior candidates pursuing careers which will involve the regular use of an East or Southeast Asian language, in fields such as academia, STEM, international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social and NGO work, and government service, are encouraged to apply.
Applications for our fellowships for the 2021/2022 academic year are now open at https://blakemorefoundation.communityforce.com.
Blakemore Freeman Fellows receive a stipend for living, travel and study expenses and full tuition for programs such as:
- Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University
- International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University
- Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama
- Seoul National University, Sogang University and other language programs in South Korea
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are also available for advanced language study in:
● Thailand ● Vietnam ● Indonesia ● Cambodia ● Myanmar
USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding individuals who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times — poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism – the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people’s compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $96,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, is a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.
With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, The Southeast East Asian Language Council (SEALC) awards financial assistance to students who incur tuition fees when studying a Southeast Asian language during the academic year at an institution other than their home institution via synchronous distance learning. Priority will be given to graduate students, but all are encouraged to apply. This award is intended to facilitate crossinstitutional collaboration and increase access to Southeast Asian language instruction. SEASSI serves as an excellent resource for summer language instruction; and this award is intended to improve access during the academic year so that students can obtain multi-year instruction in a timely manner.
What does the assistance cover?
The award reimburses the student up to one-half of the tuition charges (up to $1000 per semester/quarter) incurred in order to study a SE Asian language via synchronous distance learning at another institution.
Submit the application here 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester/quarter when you plan to study the SE Asian language.
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-Asia)
Scholarships for undergraduate U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. For more information on undergraduate scholarships, click here.
Visiting Research Fellowship: Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS)
The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) is offering Visiting Research Fellowships. The program offers opportunities for both Indonesians and non-Indonesian nationals who are completing their Indonesia-related PhD and post-graduate theses abroad. The program supports their field research in Indonesia over a 3 (three) to 6 (six)-month period. CIPS also opens this opportunity to post-doctoral or non-degree research. The preferred research areas are in economics, public policy/public management, education, politics, and development studies.
CIPS is a public policy think tank dedicated to providing policy analysis and practical policy recommendations to decision-makers within Indonesia’s legislative and executive branches of government. CIPS focuses its research and policy advocacy on issues concerning education policy reform, food security and agriculture, as well as general issues affecting the livelihood of low-income communities. We have previously cooperated with local governments, the National Development and Planning Agency (BAPPENAS), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia, UNESCO, and many other reputable organizations.
The Visiting Research Fellowship program offers the researchers the necessary office space while conducting their research in Jakarta. We are also able to offer administrative assistance for the stay of the researcher and other arrangement of the field research. For more information, please visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO) Programs
For complete information on the educational exchange programs offered by USINDO (including a summer studies program, a masters fellowship, professional fellows, etc), visit the website.
Boren Awards for Language Study and Research in Southeast Asia
Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). Boren Awards promote longer‐term linguistic and cultural immersion overseas, and are available to applicants in most fields of study.
Boren Awards will give preference to applicants planning to study in a number of East & Southeast Asian countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Preference is also given to students who are willing to study abroad for longer periods of time, and those who are highly motivated to work in the federal government following graduation.
The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language‐focused study abroad.
The Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 for graduate students to fund language study, graduate‐level research, and academic internships abroad.
Webinars on aspects of the Boren Awards, including special regional initiatives and components of the application are scheduled throughout the application process. Sign up today here. Additional information on preferred countries, languages, fields of study, and annual deadlines can be found at www.borenawards.org.
Applicants are encouraged to contact their Boren Awards campus representatives, listed in a directory on the website, for institution‐specific guidance. They may also contact Boren Awards staff directly at 1‐800‐618‐NSEP or email@example.com.
Fellowships: National Asia Research Program
NARP Fellows conduct policy-relevant research on national security issues. For information on the program and the annual, competitive selection process, please visit the website.
The Future of Asian Studies:
Opportunities and challenges for Australian universities beyond 2020
27 November, 2020
2-4pm AEDT, 1pm-3pm AEST, 11am -1pm WST
Over the last two decades, policy settings and long-term trends in the university sector have placed pressure on Asian studies, undermining the study and teaching of some Asian languages and fields of study, while encouraging others. Hopes by successive generations of academics that Australian governments would invest systematically in Australia’s Asia expertise have not borne fruit. The current crisis of the Australian university sector as a result of the COVID pandemic is both accelerating these long-term trends, as well as adding acute new pressures. Yet amidst the gloom, opportunities remain.
In this open forum we invite participation from members of the academy, students, and members of the general public to take stock of the state of Asian Studies and to ask: Does Asian Studies have a future in Australian universities?
Professor Edward Aspinall, Australian National University, President, ASAA.
Associate Professor Melissa Crouch, University of New South Wales, Secretary ASAA.
Professor Kanishka Jayasuriya, Murdoch University.
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Maritime Trade and Shipwrecks:
Recent Discoveries from Vietnam and Central Thailand
Abhirada Komoot (PhD Candidate, University of Western Australia)
Do Truong Giang (Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences)
November 25, 2020
Abhirada Komoot’s abstract:
During the late 1st millennium CE the maritime trade network in the Indian Ocean gradually expanded, before its decline in the 10th century CE. The 9th century CE Phanom-Surin shipwreck (PNS) reveals a sewn-plank construction technique similar to that of the Arabian Sea region. The wreck site is located in the lower central plain of Thailand approximately 40 kilometres southwest of Bangkok. During the 6th–11th centuries the area was occupied by the Dvaravati people. Along with previously recovered archaeological evidence, the wreck allows us to reflect on the connections between Indian Ocean seafarers and the people of Dvaravati.This presentation considers the archaeological evidence and the Arab and Chinese texts that highlight the role of multi-cultural merchants in the regional Southeast Asian shipping business and their contact with Dvaravati.
Do Truong Giang’s abstract:
Previous studies mainly present Champa as a kingdom profoundly impacted by Indian civilization. More recent studies, however, have demonstrated that Champa also greatly benefited from exchanges with other cultural centres, especially China and the Middle East. Based on Chinese historical documents, inscriptions of ancient Champa, and the recent discovery of the 9th century Chau Tan shipwreck in central Vietnam, this presentation aims to shed new light on cross-cultural trade and long-distance exchanges from the 8th to the 13th century CE. On the one hand it will take the tributary trade between Champa and the Tang and Song courts of China into account, on the other hand it will discuss Champa’s engagement in the expansion of Muslim maritime trade networks in the Indian Ocean.
Registration for this event is not required. This event will be streamed publicly on the SOAS Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme Facebook page.
The event will be held at:
12pm – London time
7pm – Hanoi/Bangkok time
8pm – Perth time
This event is made possible by generous support from SOAS’s Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme.
Organiser: SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies and SOAS Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme
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Thailand’s New Political Generation: Forward to the Future?
November 30, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Please join us for a lecture with:
Duncan McCargo, Director, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies; Professor of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
Moderated by: Andrew Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Thai politics have been extremely polarized in recent years: “yellow” (conservative) versus “red” (pro-Thaksin) contestations have divided the country, reflecting deep-rooted regional, class and identity cleavages. But Thailand’s newest cleavage, apparent only since 2018, is a generational divide that cuts across all other categories. Generation Z – Thais under 25 – seem to have a radically different understanding of themselves from older people. Digital natives who grew up online, and access information, virtually are rejecting deference, hierarchy and paternalism. They voted in large numbers for the short-lived Future Forward Party, which became the third largest party in the Thai parliament after the March 2019 elections. Since the dissolution of Future Forward by the Constitutional Court on 21 February 2020, many of these young people have become profoundly alienated from Thailand’s state and society, and have taken to the streets to demand far-reaching reforms. This talk will examine how intra-generational contestation is re-shaping Thailand’s politics.
The event will be streamed live on WEAI’s YouTube Channel
The program is co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the New York Southeast Asia Network (NYSEAN), the Nordic Institute for Asian Studies (NIAS), the APEC Study Center and the Southeast Asian Student Initiative (SEASI) at Columbia University.
SEAC Webinar Autumn Series – Colonial Schadenfreude:
race, modernity, and anticolonial imagination in the coverage of the Russo-Japanese War
in the Philippines and Dutch East Indies (1904-1905)
November 30, 2020
7:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Jorge Bayona (PhD Candidate in History at the University of Washington)
As the Russo-Japanese War raged, the vernacular press in the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies quickly adopted a derisive tone regarding the calamities visited upon the Russians by the Japanese.
Jorge Bayona argues this “colonial schadenfreude” implicitly turned the Russians into surrogates for their own American and Dutch colonizers, and the Japanese into the kind of Asians that they aspired to become in the future.
He contrasts outcomes relative to the stage of development of nationalist movements.
Join the Zoom meeting here.
In the Name of Pluralism:
Identity Conflict and State Repression in Indonesia
December 3, 2020
10:00 – 11:00 (SGT)
Pluralism is usually considered a pillar of liberal democracy. States that embrace and protect religious and ethnic diversity are in general more likely to uphold freedoms of expression, belief and organisation. In Indonesia, the state’s pluralist foundations, enshrined in the constitution, have long been viewed as an important bulwark against Muslim majoritarianism and extremist Islamist movements. In the eyes of many observers, therefore, the defence of pluralism is critical to Indonesia’s democratic survival. Professor Dan Slater, for example, argues that President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and his pluralist coalition won the 2019 elections by promoting an egalitarian and inclusive nationalism, which has deep roots in Indonesian history. Slater has contrasted the Indonesian experience with that of India, where Prime Minister Modi has instead mobilised a majoritarian Hindu nationalism in order to strengthen electoral support. But analysts also increasingly characterise pluralism as a threat to Indonesia’s democracy. In a recent piece, Nava Nuraniyah warned of the undemocratic potential of a “militant” brand of pluralism promoted by Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia’s largest Muslim organisation and important ally of the incumbent government. Associate Professor Greg Fealy, meanwhile, recently wrote that the Jokowi government’s “repressive” defence of pluralism is eroding Southeast Asia’s largest democracy. And, despite framing itself as the guardian of pluralism, evidence also suggest the Jokowi administration has not improved protections for Indonesia’s minorities.
Drawing on their recent research and on comparative studies too, in this webinar our three experts—Dan Slater, Nava Nuraniyah and Greg Fealy—will examine and debate the state of pluralist politics in contemporary Indonesia, and the dilemmas that democracies face when managing diverse, conflicting, and sometimes illiberal, religious constituencies.
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Southeast Asia in Focus – Energy Sectors of Southeast Asia:
Growth and Opportunities in Indonesia
December 2, 2020 | 6 AM Pacific Time | 9 AM Eastern Time
In the second session titled, “Energy Sectors of Southeast Asia: Growth and Opportunities in Indonesia,” two policy experts on Southeast Asia’s energy sector and members of the international business community will analyze current and upcoming energy initiatives in Southeast Asia, mechanisms through which nations in Southeast Asia — particularly Indonesia — are cooperating within the energy sector, and the impact of energy initiatives on Southeast Asian economies. The webinar will also examine how the U.S. can work with the region and its specific nations to help them reach their domestic energy goals while also ensuring energy security and independence within their own borders.
Tanri Abeng, Former Chairman and President Commissioner, Pertamina (Indonesia’s largest state-owned energy company); and U.S. Energy Sector Business Representative, TBD
Kim Yaeger, Senior Director, Maritime Southeast Asia, ICT, US-ASEAN Business Council.
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Transboundary Environmental Governance in Southeast Asia
December 3, 2020 5 PM Pacific Time to December 4, 2020 1:40 AM Pacific Time
Southeast Asia is among the most rapidly developing and globally connected parts of the world. The pace and scale of regional integration has accelerated and expanded alongside the megatrends of population growth, urbanisation, capitalism and industrialisation. Cross-border governance regimes have mobilised around the conservation or sustainable commodification of regional environmental goods such as biodiversity, food and water security, and carbon sequestration. There have also been coordinated transboundary efforts to build resilience to regional and global shocks including extreme weather events linked to human-induced climate change (for example, floods, droughts and biomass wildfires), air and water pollution, and the emergence and spread of infectious diseases. These complex environmental issues require cross-border environmental governance, both because they cannot be addressed within the boundaries of administrations or individual countries and also because they generate cascading and far-reaching impacts such as market fluctuations, livelihood transformations and human displacement and resettlement.
The purpose of this inter-disciplinary workshop is to explore how, why, when and what forms of transboundary environmental governance are emerging in Southeast Asia. We are interested in the submission of papers that examine the creation, operation and maintenance of transboundary governance regimes that are designed to address one of two generalizable sets of issues. These are: (a) conserving or sustainably utilising natural resources; and/or (b) strengthening resilience to regional or global shocks that connect place-based governance systems with wider socioeconomic and ecological processes.
The overall premise of this workshop is that transboundary forms of governance comprising multiple stakeholders are required to address environmental issues that cannot be settled at a single organisational scale of human interest. Questions that will guide the workshop discussions include:
- What transboundary forms of governance exist in Southeast Asia to sustain resources and habitats and/or to deal with emerging environmental threats and crises?
- To what extent do transboundary environmental governance systems complement or bridge gaps in formal state policy regimes?
- Can theorising the transboundary dimensions of environmental governance lend insights into more effective and inclusive pathways to conservation practice, sustainable resource management and disaster mitigation?
- How has the expanding role of markets in governance systems in Southeast Asia informed the priorities of transboundary environmental governance regimes, and to what effect?
Dr Michelle MILLER
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Prof David TAYLOR
Department of Geography, National University of Singapore
Prof Jonathan RIGG
School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
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US in the World Series, Cornell University Press:
The Philippines, the United States and the World in the 20th Century
Dec 4, 2020 11:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)
This session, part of a Cornell University Press US in the World webinar series, will feature discussion of two exciting new works exploring Philippine-American histories in the 20th century: Colleen Woods’ Freedom Incorporated: Anticommunism and Philippine Independence in the Age of Decolonization, and Oliver Charbonneau’s Civilizational Imperatives: Americans, Moros, and the Colonial World. The event will run for from 12 noon- 1 PM EST. Paul Kramer will host.
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Report Launch: Democracy in Southeast Asia: Building Resilience Against Authoritarianism
December 9, 2020
2.00- 3.30 PM Bangkok, Thailand GMT+7
On 9 December 2020, Asia Centre will release a baseline study that evaluates the state of democracy and human rights in Southeast Asia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Democracy in Southeast Asia: Building Resilience Against Authoritarianism outlines how Southeast Asian governments have taken the pandemic as an opportunity to tighten their grip over their citizens and the individuals who are within their borders. The research for the report, which is currently being undertaken (July to November 2020), covers the period from January to November 2020 of the situation in the Southeast Asian countries of Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. It examines the emergency decrees and laws, the suspension of democratic activities, increased surveillance, and the framing of human rights activists as national security threats in the region. This is Asia Centre’s second baseline study in 2020 and the report is released to mark Human Rights Day, 10 December 2020. This report is currently under external review.
Dr. Rebecca (Bec) Strating, Executive Director, La Trobe Asia, La Trobe University
Dr. Kristina Kironska, Researcher, Palacky University in Olomouc
Celito Arlegue, Executive Director, Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD)
Patricia Galdamez, Senior Advisor, Permanent Secretariat, Community of Democracies
Sign up for the event here.
5th Benedict Anderson Memorial Roundtable: COVID-19 & Vaccine Nationalism
January 20, 2021
2- 3.30 PM Bangkok, Thailand, GMT+7 online.
Due to high demand for a COVID-19 vaccine, there have been a number of pre-purchase agreements being made between governments and vaccine manufacturers to secure and prioritise a country’s needs before others. This is now commonly known as ‘vaccine nationalism’. As a range of vaccines are being developed and tested in numerous clinical trials globally, several wealthier countries such as the US, UK, France, Germany have entered these pre-purchase agreements. In doing so, there is now a growing fear that advanced agreements like such will make the initial release of vaccines unaffordable and inaccessible to the less-developed countries and, in turn, the vaccines are prioritised to the more-developed countries in a world of 8 billion people. On 20 January 2021, Asia Centre and the Thai Media Fund will hold the Benedict Anderson 5th Anniversary Memorial Roundtable to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic impact and the development of ‘Vaccine Nationalism’. This event is to commemorate the work of the late Professor Benedict Anderson on nationalism. Asia Centre has held 4 previous memorial roundtables.
Dr. David Moore, Portland State University
Alexandra Demetrianova, Freelance Journalist
Dechun Zhang, Leiden University
Sign up for the event here.
Volunteer Announcement: Tutors and Learners
Greater University Tutoring Service (GUTS), Foreign Language Learners (FLL) program is designed to help students learn a new language by partnering them up with a native speaker of that language.
We are currently recruiting tutors and learners for our program. Please encourage students to apply to our program as it is a great opportunity for them to improve their speaking and listening skills. Also if you know of any students that are exceptionally skilled in a language, please let them know about our program.
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Job/internship opportunities: Turn area studies into an internship or a career. See job listings at NGOs, think tanks, government, and private-sector employers.
U.S. Department of State
Student internship program: Internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at Washington headquarters and US embassies, consulates and missions worldwide.
Room to Read
Volunteer opportunities: San Francisco-based organization that helps develop literacy skills among primary and secondary school students.
Career opportunities: Internships and jobs posted regularly on website.
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Jobs listed under Opportunities tab of ASEAN website.
Devex: Do Good. Do it Well
International aid and development jobs in 1,000 agencies, companies and NGOs in 100 countries.
International development jobs and consulting opportunities.
Privately funded website offers searchable database of nonprofit international jobs and volunteer opportunities.
Specialized digital service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs that posts jobs regularly.
World Health Organization
Global health agency in the United Nations system encourages online applications for potential employment.