ARCHIVE 2020-21

ARCHIVE 2020-21

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FALL 2020


September 9
Thuy Linh Nguyen, Visiting Fellow Yale Southeast Asia Studies; Associate Professor of History, Mount St. Mary College
“Coal Mining and Conflicts over Natural Resources in French Colonial Vietnam”
November 13-14
“Stemming the Tides: Indonesia in the Age of Climate Catastrophe”
Yale Indonesia Forum (YIF) Conference
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September 23
Jana Lipman, Associate Professor of History, Tulane University
“In Camps: Vietnamese Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Repatriates”
October 7
Brandon Miliate, Librarian for South and Southeast Asian Studies, Yale University
“Collecting Southeast Asia: Introduction to Yale University Library’s Collections and Services for Southeast Asian Studies”
October 14
Ghost Tape # 10
Film Screening (28 minutes) following by Q&A with Director/Filmmaker Sean David Christensen

October 16
John K. Whitmore Conference
Bradley Camp Davis (organizer), Associate Professor of History, Eastern Connecticut State University, and  Erik Harms (Host), Associate Professor of Anthropology, Yale University

October 28
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.
“Militarized Landscapes of the Indochina Conflicts”
Workshop / Panel Discussion
November 4
Ambroise Brenier, Wildlife Conservation Society’s Country Director for Papua New Guinea; Yale World Fellow 2020
“Biodiversity Conservation in Papua New Guinea: the work of the Wildlife Conservation Society”
November 11
Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz, Research Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge;  Executive Director of the Toynbee Prize Foundation
“Asian Place, Filipino Nation: A Global Intellectual History of the Philippine Revolution, 1887-1912”
December 2
Murray Hiebert,  Senior Associate of the Southeast Asia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C.
“Under Beijing’s Shadow: Southeast Asia’s China Challenge”




February 3
Liana Chua, Reader in Anthropology, Brunel University London
“Thinking with Spirits, Dams and Orangutans: A Conversation on More-Than-Human Anthropology in Borneo”

February - May
“On the Theme of Waters in Southeast Asia”
A series of film screenings and talks leading up to the
“Interasia Water(s) Graduate Student Conference:

February 17
James C. Scott, Sterling Professor of Political Science, Yale University
February 25
Andrew Alan Johnson, Visiting Scholar, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
“Streams of Consciousness: An evening of open-ended conversation about ‘Mekong Dreaming’ ”
March 3
Vicente L. Rafael, Professor of History, University of Washington
“Duterte’s Phallus: On the Aesthetics of Authoritarian Vulgarity”
March 18
Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo, Filmmaker/Director
“Nuoc 2030” - Film Screening followed by Q & A with Director
March 17
Ting Hui Lau, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Yale-NUS College
“Conjuring Spirits: the melancholic play of alcohol-drinking Lisu men on the China-Myanmar border”
April 10
Kartini Celebration 2021
Skits, songs, poems, and performances by Indonesian language students and faculty from Yale, Cornell, and other universities around the U.S., along with State University of Jakarta.
April 7
Cindy Nguyen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University
“The Politics of ‘Good Reading’: Libraries and the Public in Late Colonial Vietnam”
April 21
Merav Shohet, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Boston University
“Silence and Sacrifice: Family Stories of Care and the Limits of Love in Vietnam”
April 28
John T. Sidel, Sir Patrick Gillam Professor of International and Comparative Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
“Republicanism, Communism, Islam: Cosmopolitan Origins of Revolution in Southeast Asia”
May 5
Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez,  Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz
“A Conversation on Botany, Empire, and Environmental Humanities in the Philippines and Beyond”