FALL 2018 (To Date)



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

September 26
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar
“Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam”
Bernard Adeney-Risakotta, Founding Director of the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS) at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta
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September 27
5:00 PM
Luce Hall, 2nd Floor
Common Room
34 Hillhouse Ave.

Southeast Asia Studies Fall Welcome Reception
A chance to meet or re‐connect with SEAS Faculty, Students, and Friends
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September 28
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Luce Hall Auditorium
34 Hillhouse Avenue
“Waithood: Gender, Education, and Global Delays in Marriage”
MacMillan Center: Co-sponsored Multinational Conference
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October 3
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar
“Strongmen as Benefactors: Opium, Patronage and State (Dis)Formation in Burma’s Shan State (1959-1996)
John Buchanan
, Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale Agrarian Studies; Director of Research, Institute for Strategy and Policy - Myanmar
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October 10
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar

“Revolutionary Alternatives, or Điện Biên Phủ After the Battle”
Christian C. Lentz, Assistant Professor of Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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October 24
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar
Laborers Becoming ‘Peasants’: Agroecological politics in a Sumatran plantation zone
David Edward Gilbert, PhD candidate, Stanford University
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October 31
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar

“Researching the Borneo Textile Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (Indo-Pacific Department)”
Traude Gavin, Senior Visiting Fellow, Department of Indo-Pacific Art, Yale Art Gallery
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November 2
12:00 PM
Room 105
10 Sachem Street

Yale Archaeology Brown Bag:
“Koh Ker: the 10thcentury Angkorian capital city of Jayavarman IV and his son, Harshavarman II”
Ea Darith, Visiting Professor at Cornell University (Aug 1 - Dec 24); Deputy Director, Angkor International Center for Research and Documentation.
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November 6
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Lobby of the Yale Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel

“Arjuna Wiwaha (Arjuna’s Meditation)”
Wayang Kulit performance featurinmg Ki Suharno Ssn. (puppeteer) and gamelan musicians from the royal court of Yogyakarta - In conjunction with the visit of Hamengkubuwono X, the Sultan of Yogyakarta.
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November 7
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar

“Filling a Void: The Challenges of Mine Site Rehabilitation in Kalimantan”
David Neidel, Asia Program Coordinator, Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative (ETLI), Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
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November 7
4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
LC 102, 63 High Street

“Islam and the Arts of Java”
Symposium hald in conjunction with the visit of Hamengkubuwono X, the Sultan of Yogyakarta.
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November 8
6:30 P.M.
Luce Hall Auditorium
“Mass Violence in Southeast Asia Since 1945”
Keynote: Professor Geoffrey Robinson, UCLA
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November 9
7:30 PM
Wesleyan University
Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave., Middletown

“Music and Dance of Yogyakarta”
Performance by the court dancers and musicians of Yogyakarta, with instruments of the Wesleyan gamelan, in conjunction with a visit from Hamengkubuwono X, the Sultan of Yogyakarta(Co-presented with Yale University and the Asia Society) Information >>

November 14
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar

“Time for Reparations? A View on the Cambodian government’s response to the genocide”
Heng Sreang, Research Scholar, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University
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November 28
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar
A Bumpy Democracy Transition in Myanmar
Thynn Thynn Hlaing, Yale World Fellow 2018
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December 5
12:00 Noon
Brown Bag Seminar

“Reflections on Brokering Authority: 12 years in and still muddling through in Indonesia””
Steve Rhee, Senior Program Officer - Jakarta, The Ford Foundation
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*Tea, coffee, juice & cookies provided at all Wednesday Brown Bag Seminars
B.Y.O. bag lunches welcome