“On Water: Refugee Memories in Vietnamese Disporic Films”
Lan Duong, Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Studies, University of Southern California
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“Spirit Possession in Buddhist Southeast Asia”
Erick White, Independent Scholar
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“From Our Place to the Front Line: A Zine on Life in Post-Coup Myanmar”
Tam Nguyen and Phuong Anh Nguyen, Fulbright University Vietnam
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“Resistance and Literature: Struggles for freedom and justice in Burma/Myanmar”
Thawda Aye Lei, writer and independent researcher
Ko Ko Thett, poet and translator
Ma Thida, physician, writer and activist; Visiting Scholar, Yale University
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“The Unimagined Community: Imperialism and Culture in South Vietnam”
Duy Lap Nguyen, Associate Professor, World Cultures and Literatures, University of Houston
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“Vietnam’s Machiavelli: Lê Đức Thọ and His Quest to Shape the Communist Party of Vietnam”
Jason Picard, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, VinUniversity, Hanoi, Vietnam
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“Political Violence in Southeast Asia Since 1945: Case Studies from Six Countries”

Eve Zucker, Lecturer Part Time, Anthropology, Yale University
Ben Kiernan, A. Whitney Griswold Professor of History, Yale University
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Paper Chains from Fields to Archives: A View of the Information Economy in Eighteenth-Century Colonial Indonesia” 
Jin Hee (Genie) Yoo, Department of History, Princeton University
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“The Introduction of Theravada Buddhism to Angkor, Cambodia (c.13th-16th Centuries) - Mapping and Interpreting Religious Change Through the Archaeological Record”
Andrew Harris, Research Associate, University of Toronto’s Archaeology Centre (ACUT)
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“The Geopolitical Alignments of Diverging Social Interests: The Sino-Soviet Split in the Philippines”

Joseph Scalice, Visiting Fellow, Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science
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“Panel Discussion on Events Since the Coup in Myanmar”
Scot Alan Marciel, Visiting Scholar, Stanford University; U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar 2016 to 2020
Ma Thida, Burmese activist and Visiting Research Associate, Yale University,
Tun Myint, Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science, Carlton University
David Thang Moe, Ph.D Candidate, Asbury Theological Seminary,
James C. Scott (Moderator), Emeritus Sterling Professor of Political Science, Yale University
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“Engineering public hostility against popular movements: Tatmadaw’s suppressive repertoire in urban Myanmar”

Van Mai Tran, Cornell University
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“A Conversation on Botany, Empire, and Environmental Humanities in the Philippines and Beyond”

Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez,  Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz
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“Republicanism, Communism, Islam: Cosmopolitan Origins of Revolution in Southeast Asia”
John T. Sidel, Sir Patrick Gillam Professor of International and Comparative Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
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“Silence and Sacrifice: Family Stories of Care and the Limits of Love in Vietnam”
Merav Shohet, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Boston University
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“The Politics of ‘Good Reading’: Libraries and the Public in Late Colonial Vietnam”
Cindy Nguyen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University
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“Conjuring Spirits: the melancholic play of alcohol-drinking Lisu men on the China-Myanmar border”
Ting Hui Lau, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Yale-NUS College
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“Duterte’s Phallus: On the Aesthetics of Authoritarian Vulgarity”
Vicente L. Rafael, Professor of History, University of Washington
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“Streams of Consciousness: An evening of open-ended conversation about ‘Mekong Dreaming’ ”
Andrew Alan Johnson, Visiting Scholar, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
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James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, Yale University
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“Thinking with Spirits, Dams and Orangutans: A Conversation on More-Than-Human Anthropology in Borneo”
Liana Chua, Reader in Anthropology, Brunel University London
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“In Praise of Floods”
James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology
Recorded at the 2020 Albert O. Hirschman Prize presentation to Yale CSEAS Council member, James Scott, hosted by the Social Science Research Council and the Institute for Advanced Study. 
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“Under Beijing’s Shadow: Southeast Asia’s China Challenge”
Murray Hiebert,  Senior Associate of the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C.  See Additional Information and links >>

“Asian Place, Filipino Nation: A Global Intellectual History of the Philippine Revolution, 1887-1912”
Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz, Research Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge;  Executive Director of the Toynbee Prize Foundation.  See Additional Information and links >>

“Militarized Landscapes of the Indochina Conflicts”
David Biggs, Professor of History, UC Riverside; Jonathan Padwe, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawaii, Manoa;  and Leah Zani, anthropologist, author, and poet based in Albany, California.  See Additional Information and links >>

“In Camps: Vietnamese Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Repatriates”
Jana Lipman, Associate Professor of History, Tulane University
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“Understanding Digital Vietnam: Contemporary Issues and New Directions.” Workshop organized by Dang Nguyen, Yale Fox Fellow and Erik Harms, Professor of Anthropology at Yale View Program Summary >>

SUTASOMA,” a Balinese Shadow Play,  Recorded performance, featuring I Gusti Putu Sudarta, Shadow Master Gamelan gender wayang musicians:Kyle Dosier, Brian Larson, Daniel Smither, Andy McGraw. View additional Program information


“New Books in Southeast Asian Studies” (Audio podcast)  Luxury and Rubble: Civility and Dispossession in New Saigon.  Yale CSEAS Professor Erik Harms talks about detritus and condominiums, civility and civil society, civility and civil society, liberalism and neoliberalism, the paradoxes of struggles for rights fought over contested land… the view from a suspension bridge in Vietnam.


“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. View summary

“Barikan: A Wayang Ritual Drama with Gamelan and Shadow Puppets” Performance featuring shadow puppets (wayang kulit) from the Dr. Walter Angst and Sir Henry Angest Collection donated to the Yale Art Gallery.  Puppeteer, Matthew Isaac Cohen.  Program information


“Conflict in the South China Sea,” International conference exploring the history of the ongoing dispute in the South China Sea, featuring speakers from universities and research institutions in Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, the Philippines, and across the United States. View summary


Daw Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her work promoting international human rights and democratic government, Sept. 27, 2012