The ASEAS Event Series includes a programme of in person events and webinars that bring together the latest research and debates within Southeast Asian Studies, as well as sessions on professional development for postgraduate students early career researchers.

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Upcoming Events

‘Drive to School’ Film Screening and Conversation
Thursday 29 June 2023 / 1.00-2.00pm BST / Online

Funded by the ASEAS Research Impact Award, Drive to School is a short film that documents the motivations of young Christian missionaries Charles and Ai who are striving to bring education and hope to Cambodia’s stateless children. Moved by witnessing the vulnerability to prostitution these children face to make ends meet, they attempt to offer alternative routes to learning and employment. Not without challenges along the way.

After the viewing, Professor Deirdre McKay (Keele University) will be joined by film maker Dr Charlie Rumsby (University of Sussex) for a Q&A with the audience to discuss the film, the subject it raises and the making of.

Dr Charlie Rumsby is a writer, film maker and an anthropologist who has researched the issue of statelessness in Cambodia since 2013. Charlie is interested in capturing the work of those people who stand in the gap for marginalised communities, bringing peace and hope. This is her first ethno-documentary created in collaboration with friend and fellow film maker Pip Cree.

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Previous Events

Southeast Asia Research: In Country Experiences
Wednesday 10 May 2023 / 12.00-1.30pm BST / Online

This free roundtable discussion in collaboration with the LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre will focus on the in-country research climate and future of research in Indonesia and the Philippines. An Early Career Researcher focused session, it will feature researchers sharing their experiences of operating within changing political climates, and creating and sustaining local partnerships amongst other issues.

The roundtable will take place as part of the LSE Southeast Asia Forum which includes programming over four days looking at Southeast Asia Urban, Political, Environmental, and Economic Futures.

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Speaker and Chair Biographies

Dr. Sol Iglesias is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. She has a PhD in Southeast Asian Studies and an MA in Political Science from the National University of Singapore, as well as an MA in International Affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a BA in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines. She won the 2023 Short Residency in Southeast Asia/Social Justice award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies. She was an American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Asia Program fellow in 2021 and had been selected as an emerging scholar on democracy and autocracy by the APSA Democracy and Autocracy Committee in 2020. She was selected as a Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG) Fellow in 2017. Sol is currently writing a book, The Dynamics of Political Violence in the Philippines, on the central-local interactions that produced violence in the democratic interregnum between the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship and authoritarianism under Duterte. 

Prof. Julio Teehankee is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at De La Salle University where he served as Chair of the Political Science Department (1994-2007); Chair of the International Studies Department (2008-2013); and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts (2013-2017). He also served as President of the Philippine Political Science Association (2017-2019) and the Asian Political and International Studies Association (2009-2011). He was the Philippine representative to the Council of the International Political Science Association (2019-2021). He is also the Regional Manager of the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) for Southeast Asia and the Pacific. He has held several visiting appointments that include Kyoto University, Australian National University, City University of Hong Kong, Osaka University, University of Tokyo, Waseda University, and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. In 2022, he was invited as a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, the London School of Economics and Political Science. He appears regularly as a political analyst for local and international media outlets and his YouTube channel – “Talk Politics with Julio Teehankee.”

Shofwan Al Banna Choiruzzad is an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Indonesia. He also serves as the Executive Secretary of the University’s ASEAN Study Center. His research interests are issues on the entanglements between multiple scales of governance: global, regional, national, and local. Shofwan looks at how local and national political economic dynamics continuously and mutually interact with the evolution in global and regional orders. His works have appeared in various academic and popular platforms, including Asia Europe JournalAsian PerspectivePacific AffairsContemporary Southeast AsiaForest Policy and EconomicsAsian Politics & PolicyIndonesiaGood Governance AfricaGlobal, Nikkei Asia, The Jakarta Post, Kompas, and Media Indonesia, among others. Apart from academic works, he also frequently assists policy makers to design better policies and strategies. Shofwan also hosts a popular podcast for Indonesian youth on Indonesian perspectives on international relations, Podcast Bebas Aktif and co-founds Kontekstual Media.

Poppy S. Winanti is a Professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). She holds a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Glasgow and two Master’s Degrees (an MSc in International Political Economy from the LSE and an MPP from the KDI School of Public Policy). Her research interests cover global and regional trade relations in the global political economy; conflict and the political economy of natural resources and extractive industries;  Indonesia’s economic diplomacy; and South-South Cooperation. Her recent publications include state capacity in energy transition, localizing global norms in extractive sectors, resource nationalism, regulatory framework on IPR in Indonesia, Indonesia-Australia trade relations in the Indo-Pacific Era, and Indonesia’s South-South Cooperation.

Prof. Hyun Bang Shin (@urbancommune) is Professor of Geography and Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science and directs the LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre. His research centres on the critical analysis of the political economy of speculative urbanisation, gentrification and displacement, urban spectacles, and urbanism with particular attention to Asian cities. His books include Planetary Gentrification (Polity, 2016), Neoliberal Urbanism, Contested Cities and Housing in Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), Exporting Urban Korea? Reconsidering the Korean Urban Development Experience (Routledge, 2021), and The Political Economy of Mega Projects in Asia: Globalization and Urban Transformation (Routledge, forthcoming). He is Editor of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and is also a trustee of the Urban Studies Foundation.

Southeast Asia Studies Social
Thursday 11 May 2023 / from 4.00pm BST / Temple Brew House, London 

ASEAS welcomes anyone who is working on or has an interest in Southeast Asian Studies to this social networking event at Temple Brew House in London on 11 May 2023. The event will be a great opportunity to meet with fellow academics, students, practitioners and activists who all share an interest in Southeast Asian research and culture.

This social is hosted in partnership with Chatham House and the LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre. Temple Brew House can be found at 46 Essex Street, Temple, London, WC2R 3JF. We hope to see you there!

The event is free to attend, click here to sign up via Eventbrite

ASEAS(UK) in conversation with the authors of Plantation Life
Friday 3 December 2021 1.00pm to 2.30pm (GMT)
Online via Zoom

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ASEAS(UK) Postdoc Funding Workshop for ASEAS Members Only
Thursday 11 November 2021 12.00pm to 2.00pm (GMT)
Online via Zoom

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Southeast Asia Digital Summer School
Hosted by the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre and ASEAS(UK)
Thursday 20 May 2021 12.00pm to Wednesday 26 May 2.45pm (BST)

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Covid-19 and Political Polarisation in Indonesia
16 November 2020 – 10am BST/GMT [5pm Bangkok/Hanoi/Jakarta/Phnom Penh/Vientiane; 6pm Manila/Singapore/KL]

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Southeast Asian National Responses to Covid-19
2 July 2020 – 10am BST [5pm Manila / Singapore / KL; 4pm Bangkok]

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