FALL 2017 (To Date)

SEPTEMBER    |     OCTOBER   |     NOVEMBER     |     DECEMBER   


WEDNESDAYS, 12 NOON - Room 203, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

September 20
Luce Hall, Room 203
34 Hillhouse Avenue
12:00 Noon

Grad Student / Faculty Roundtable Lunch
For Yale Graduate Students and Faculty with research interests in Southeast Asia
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September 28 (Thurs) 5:00-7:00 PM
2nd Floor Common Rm
Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse

Southeast Asia Studies Fall Reception
Welcoming students, staff, faculty and friends old and new
Invitation >>

October 4
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar

“The Economics of World War II in Southeast Asia”
Gregg Huff, Senior Research Fellow, Pembroke College, Oxford University
abstract and speaker information >>


October 6
(Friday) 7:00 PM



Xẩm Street Music Performance
Xẩm Hà Thành Ensemble from Hanoi

October 11
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar

Dark Side of the Mines: Illicit acts and crimes at Tonkinese coal mines
Thuy Linh Nguyen, Assistant Professor of History, Mount Saint Mary College
abstract and speaker information >>

October 12 - 22
CCAM, Room 103
149 York Street

Oct 12 - Lecture: “Wayang Kulit as a Form of Visual Storytelling,” Matthew Cohen, Senior Visiting Fellow, Yale Art Gallery (12:30 PM)
Oct 12-22 - Workshop series on “Modern Shadow Theatre”
Oct 15 - Performance: Traditional Balinese Shadow Theatre, Larry Reed, ShadowLight Productions (7:00 PM)
Information and full schedule >>

October 16
6:00 PM
LC 211, 63 High Street

“How do populists govern? Lessons from Rodrigo Duterte’s Philippines”
Lisandro E. Claudio, Associate Professor, Department of History, La Salle University
Nicole Curato, Research Council Fellow, Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra
Co-sponsored with Yale The Filipino Club (KASAMA)
Speaker information >>

October 17
4.15 P.M.
Rosenkranz, Room 07

Yale Indonesia Forum (YIF)
“Stronger Together: Lessons from Faith Based Actors’ Efforts in Fostering Community Resilience in Surakarta”
Nailil Muna Yusak, Doshisha University
abstract and speaker information >>


October 25
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar


“ ‘Cheuang is coming again!’: Kmhmu millenarian rebellions in the borderlands of mainland Southeast Asia”
Frank Proschan, Anthropologist and Folklorist, Program Specialist of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, retired
abstract and speaker information >>

November 8
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar

“Old Habits Die Hard: An Historian of Vietnam Watches the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick Documentary: The Vietnam War
Peter Zinoman, Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley; Co-editor, Journal of Vietnamese Studies
Speaker information >>

November 10
4:00 P.M.
Luce Hall Auditorium

“Understanding the Rohingya Crisis: Race, Religion, and Violence in Burma”
Francis Wade, Independent Journalist, Author of “Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the making of a Muslim ‘Other’ ” 
Wade joins a panel with James C Scott, Sterling Professor Political Science at Yale and Kyaw Hsan Hlaing, a Burmese peace activist working on Rohingya issues.

Co-sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism and the Schell Center for International Human Rights
Information >>

November 29
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar

The Dr. Walter Angst and Sir Henry Angest Collection of Indonesian Puppets: The Structure of the Conjuncture”
Matthew Isaac Cohen, Professor of International Theatre and Director of the Centre for Asian Theatre and Dance, Royal Holloway, University of London;
 Senior Visiting Fellow, Indo-Pacific Department, Yale University Art Gallery
abstract and speaker information >>

December 6
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar

“Islands of Order”
J. Stephen Lansing, Director, Complexity Institute and Professor, Asian School of the Environment Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
abstract and speaker information >>

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