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July 2020

Webinar: The U.S. – Vietnam Relationship and War Legacies: 25 Years into Normalization

July 15

2020 marks the 25th Anniversary of the normalization of relations between the United States and Vietnam. Vietnam is a American key partner in the Indo-Pacific region, and the United States and Vietnam have made great strides in building a forward-looking and mutually beneficial partnership despite the shared history of war, its baneful legacies, and a nineteen-year interruption to diplomatic relations. July 15, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Zoom Webinar RSVP The Stimson Center invites you to join us for a…

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Confronting the Triple Trap in the Mekong Region: The Pandemic, Economic Downturn, and Climate Crisis

July 16

This panel is convened by the Center for Social Development Studies, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University for the Seventh South-South Forum on Sustainability (SSFS7) hosted by Lingnan University, Hong Kong. Thursday 16 July 2020, start from 14:00-16:00 GMT+7/Thailand Time In this session, we will discuss how the ‘triple trap’ - the pandemic, economic downturn, and climate crisis – have affected communities across the Mekong region, and how these challenges have been responded to by them, as well as by…

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Webinar: From Disinformation to Trolls to Hate Speech: Southeast Asia as the World’s Social Media Laboratory

July 17

Note: This event will take place on 7/18 at 8:00 AM PHT (Manila time) and 10:00 AM AEDT (Canberra time). Building on their research in Mitigating Disinformation in Southeast Asian Elections: Lessons from Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand, Jonathan Corpus Ong, Associate Professor of Global Digital Media at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Ross Tapsell, a senior lecturer and researcher on Southeast Asia media at the Australian National University, will discuss why and how Southeast Asia is at the forefront of…

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Call for Abstracts: “New research in international development, human rights, and international relations at a time of disruption”

July 30 - July 31

International virtual conference on “New research in international development, human rights, and international relations at a time of disruption” 27 July 2020 Learn more at: https://www.maids-chula.org/gradconference2020 Abstract submission: grad.interconference@gmail.com The challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic since early 2020 has brought widespread harm across societies in Asia and globally. Amidst acts of solidarity, the pandemic has placed into intense focus the consequences of inequality, the resilience of social welfare systems, and the responsibilities of governments as well as society at large. It…

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International Virtual Conference: “Women in Indonesian Film and Cinema”

July 31

About the Conference This virtual conference is part of stakeholder dissemination and consultation in the Gender-Disaggregated Data Collection Project in the Indonesian Film Industry. This data collection involves KAFEIN (Association of the Indonesian Film Scholars) to conduct research and UNESCO – Japanese Funds-in-Trust as part of efforts to support the diversity of cultural expressions in the Southeast Asian film industry, assisted by the Indonesian Film Agency (BPI) in coordinating with film stakeholders. The conference papers will be presented in a…

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August 2020

ASEAN FORUM 2020: RESPONSES TO COVID-19

August 10

As 2020 began, the world watched as the COVID-19 pandemic slowly spread its way across the globe. Across the countries of ASEAN, this unprecedented event played out in diverse ways. Countries like Vietnam demonstrated highly effective ways of managing the virus, whereas others, like Indonesia, spent considerable time denying its existence. These experiences reflect quite different responses to the pandemic – differences that underscore the diversity of political, economic, and health landscapes across the ASEAN region. Join a group of…

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September 2020

Coal Mining and Conflicts Over Natural Resources in French Colonial Vietnam

September 19

No other industry had a more profound impact on the environment and communities of northern Vietnam than coal mining. Since the French discovery of the Dong Trieu coal basin in the 1880s, Tonkin had risen to become one of the world’s largest coal exporters in the world. The coal mining economy in French colonial Vietnam also attracted tens of thousands of workers and brought tremendous profits to its investors. However, as in many other parts of the world, coal mining…

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