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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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Call for Papers: Great Powers and Grand Strategies in the Asia Pacific, 1900-1954

January 28 - January 31

Registration: 31 January 2019   Great Powers and Grand Strategies in the Asia Pacific, 1900-1954 Dept. of History, National University of Singapore December 2019                                                                            The first half of the 20th Century represented both the pinnacle and nadir of Great Power involvement in reordering the Asia Pacific, a region defined here as ranging from Burma to Vladivostok. From the multilateral military intervention to quell the so-called Boxer Rebellion through the Geneva Conference of mid-1954, the Great Powers sought to impose political order…

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MARITIME MUN 2019

January 28 - January 31

Registration: 31st of January It is common knowledge that 70% of our planet is comprised of oceans. With so much potential and so much at stake, are we really doing our share to preserve one of Earth's most precious resources? Indonesian Maritime Community is proud to present our very own Model United Nations, aptly named Maritime MUN! As the name implies, we are the first and only conference to exclusively bring up maritime-related issues and we want YOU, the leaders…

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February 2019

Asia Region Anti-Trafficking Conference 2019

February 25 - February 28
Bangkok, Thailand, Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand
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Building off of the overwhelming success and positive feedback from our first ever Asia Region Anti-Trafficking Conference we are pleased to announce that tickets sales have begun for the 2019 Asia Region Anti-Trafficking Conference on February 25-28. The conference is structured to create a learning community where participants can actively engage with and learn from one another. We aim to create a space for connections and partnership to occur organically and intentionally. The main topics for the conference have been…

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March 2019

SEASIA Biennial Conference 2019: Change and Resistance: Future Directions of Southeast Asia

March 11 - March 15

Registration: 15th MARCH, 2019 CALL FOR PAPERS  Sub-themes Historical Continuities and Changes; Dynamics of International Relations and Regionalism; Debating Inclusive Growth in Rural and Urban Settings; Environmental Justice, Land and Maritimes Sustainability and Climate Change; Arts, Cultures, Photography and Literatures; Innovation, Technology, Media and Cybercultures; Mobility and Migration; Democratization, Populism and Civil Society; Dynamics of Religions and Spiritualties; Ethnicity and Gender; Challenges to Economic Vitality.  IMPORTANT DATES  Deadline for Proposals 15th MARCH, 2019 Confirmation deadline by successful applicants 22th APRIL, 2019 Online registration…

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Call for Submissions / Appel à soumissions | Power in Southeast Asia / Le pouvoir en Asie du Sud-Est | 2019 CCSEAS/CCEASE conference

March 30 - April 1

Registration: 1 April 2019 McGill University and University of Sherbrooke (Longueuil), Montreal, Quebec 24-26 October 2019 Questions of power permeate virtually all social relations and social facts. Southeast Asia is an especially fertile area in which to examine the question of power. The notion of power itself invites critical inquiries from many disciplinary and ontological perspectives. How is power expressed in Southeast Asian states, societies, and cultures? How do historical legacies, such as colonialism and the Cold War, affect power…

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