Brief Discussion 

On April 22, 2017, SEA-Junction launched the “ASEAN People in Flux”, a series of events on movements of people in Southeast Asia, in collaboration with the Heinrich Boll Stiftung Southeast Asia, with the event, “Un-Managing the Refugee Crisis in Southeast Asia?” This event was inspired by the book, “Managing Refugee Crisis in Southeast Asia” which has been recently launched at the Habibie Center in Jakarta.

The event program consisted of three parts: (1) presentation of the book and panel discussion with one of the book author and Team Leader of Humanitarian Refugee Program at the Habibie Center Mohammad Hasan Ansori, and migration expert at the Asian Research Center for Migration (ARCM) of Chulalongkorn University, Rachada Jayagupta; (2) screening and discussion of the documentary “Bodies for Sale” with filmmaker Mahi Ramakrishnan; and (3) visit of the exhibition “DISPLACED: The Politics of Ethnicity and Religion” in the Art of Jakkai Siributr.



Mohammad Hasan Ansori is the Team Leader of Humanitarian Refugee Program at the Habibie Center Indonesia. He is also a lecturer of the sociology department, Universitas Islam Negeri Jakarta. He obtained his Ph.D. in sociology from University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA in 2011, with a dissertation entitled Between self-interested and socio-psychological motivations: the complexity and dynamic of ethnic conflict decision in Indonesia. His research focus includes conflict and peace studies, social movements, consumerism and culture of classes, as well as ethnic relationship. He has also published some articles in national and international journals such as Asian Journal of Social Sciences; Stability: an International Journal of Security and Development; and Exploration: a Journal of Southeast Asian Studies.

Rachada Jayagupta is a senior researcher and lecturer, main trainer and project manager at the Asian Research Center for Migration (ARCM), Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University. She has been a national project coordinator for UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Majoring in Public Administration from Kasetsart University; Master of Arts in Development Policy and Public Administration from University of Wisconsin at Madison; and Ph.D. in Development Administration from National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand.

Mahi Ramakrishnan is a freelance film maker and works mainly on directing and producing documentaries. She has done films on the street kids in Kuala Lumpur, trafficking, migration, child sex trade and migration. She was a reporter for Time Magazine from 2001 to 2007. The main issues which she covered during her tenure at TIME include Islamic militancy, human rights and politics. 



Rosalia (lia) Sciortino, Ace de la Serna and Yanin Wongmai