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October 2018

Now Accepting Applications: 2018 YSEALI Summit Singapore, December 3-5 “The United States and ASEAN: Partners in Growth and Innovation”

4 October, 2018 - 5 October, 2018

The Asia Foundation is now accepting applications for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Summit, a program of the U.S. Department of State. This summit will take place December 3-5, 2018 in Singapore at the Carlton Hotel, bringing together 150 participants from ASEAN countries and the United States. Applications will be accepted through the online application form until October 5, 2018.  Background Launched in 2013, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) is the U.S. Department of State’s signature…

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ASEAN forum 2018 Environmental Sustainability in ASEAN

Co-hosted with the Sydney Environment Institute, the Forum will bring together leading academic thinkers, practitioners and policy-makers to discuss and debate how ASEAN countries can better protect common environmental goods; the role of leaders in negotiating the tensions between environmental sustainability and economic growth; and the wider implications of creating and maintaining sustainable practices for the region’s forests, oceans and air. Source: https://sydney.edu.au/sydney-southeast-asia-centre/events/asean-forum-2018.html

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ASEAN Youth Engagement Summit (AYES) 2019

10 October, 2018

REGULAR WAVE APPLICATION IS NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN! In support of the 51st Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the second ASEAN Youth Engagement Summit (AYES) is taking place on FEBRUARY 6-9, 2019 in MANILA, PHILIPPINES. APPLY NOW: http://bit.ly/AYESRegularWaveApplicationForm LIMITED SLOTS ONLY! Delegates can receive a maximum of 50% scholarship for the delegate fee! Regular wave applications will close on OCTOBER 20, 2018, 11:59 PM! Do not miss this chance to be one of our delegates and be…

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Rice Before Rights: Challenges of Advancing Human Rights in Asia

24 October, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
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Asia Centre’s International Faculty Club (IFC) will convene on United Nations (UN) Day 2018. While celebrating the UN and its many achievements in the area of human rights, the IFC will also hold an informal intellectual exchange on the challenges of defending and advancing human rights in the current geopolitical environment in Asia. In today’s global order, China is pursuing its own agenda on human rights - ‘rice before rights’ - that challenges the universality and indivisibility of international human…

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HIV/Aids in Southeast Asia

25 October, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 26 October, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Deadline: 15th June 2018 Summary HIV/AIDS in Southeast Asia (AIDS–SEA) is an interdisciplinary and intercultural colloquium that will explore the diverse processes by which HIV/AIDS is constructed as a cultural phenomenon. This colloquium is interested in the ways in which cultural texts in Southeast Asia represent, negotiate, and mediate the epidemic by creating meanings impacting health, illness, sexuality, and identity politics. How is HIV/AIDS represented in film, television, photography, music, literature, the visual arts, performance, and other cultural texts? How…

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November 2018

“Advocating for Human Rights in Cambodia: Is UN’s Universal Periodic Review Effective?”

3 November, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On the occasion to mark the Phnom Penh launch of Asia Centre’s The Universal Periodic Review in Southeast Asia: Civil Society Perspectives, an expert panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities to improve Cambodia's human rights through UN mechanisms. Cambodia’s next human rights assessment at the UN Human Rights Council is on 30/01/2019. This will make it the country’s third appearance at the Universal Periodic Review. Its second review was in early 2014 and its first in late 2009. In…

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The 6th AASIC at Mae Fah Luang University: Call for Abstract

8 November, 2018 - 10 November, 2018

Deadline : 31 July 2018 Duration : 8-10 November 2018 Venue :  Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang rai , Thailand Organizer :  Mae Fah Luang University   Asian Academic Society International Conference (AASIC) is an annual conference organized by Indonesian Student Association in Thailand (Permitha) and fully supported by KBRI Bangkok.   In 2018, the 6th AASIC will be held on 8-10 November 2018 at Mae Fah Luang University, famous for its title “the most beautiful university in Thailand”. Located…

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December 2018

Call for Papers: 21st Cornell SEAP Graduate Student Conference, “Conformities and Interruptions in Southeast Asia”

14 December, 2018 - 15 December, 2018

Abstracts due by: December 15, 2018 Conference dates: March 8-10, 2019 Conformities allude to laws, guidelines, and systems of political, cultural, and economic power that govern the lives of individuals and communities. What evident or overlooked conformities exist in the histories and contemporary issues of Southeast Asia? Conversely, the concept of interruptions offers a means to uncover non-conformities — individual and collective acts that subvert expectations. What systems or perspectives are challenged via processes of interruption? In Southeast Asian contexts interruptions…

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Call for abstracts: Fake News and Elections in Asia conference

31 December, 2018
Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
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Overview A range of governments in Asia have introduced or have announced their intention to enact legislation to cover fake news. Traditionally “fake news” or one-sided propaganda have been generated by authoritarian governments who controlled local media and later introduced a variety of legislation to mitigate the flow of alternative information from websites and social media. The introduction of fake news bills targeting individual actors and alternative news portals is an evolution in the slew of legislation authoritarian regimes have…

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January 2019

Sophia Symposium Global Water Security and the SDGs: Japan’s Role at Home and Abroad

Carl Middleton from CSDS and Wipawadee Panyangnoi, recipient of Center of Excellence in Resource Politics for Social Development: Student Research Grants 2018, will be presenting on this event. These presentations build on our collaboration with Dr. Takeshi Ito of Sophia University on Connecting Thailand’s and Japan’s water security. First Panel: Water security in the context of East Asian Regional Economic integration (11:10am-12:40pm) Future Directions on Global Water Security and the Role of Virtual Water Trade, Jaap Feil (Water Footprint Network)…

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