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LSE SEAC hosts Prof Joseph Liow for a public lecture and seminar

On Monday 16th January, Professor Joseph Liow Chin Yong gave a talk based on his recently published book Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia  (Cambridge University Press, 2016). The following morning, Prof Liow also participated in a closed research seminar with members of LSE SEAC and LSE PhD students.

The podcast of the public lecture is available here


Dr Chris Chaplin joins LSE SEAC as Visiting Fellow

Dr Chaplin, postdoctoral researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), has joined LSE SEAC as a Visiting Fellow for Lent Term 2017. While at the Centre, he will be working on his reserch project Salafism Reconsidered: Wahdah Islamiyah and the Promotion of Religiously Inspired Citizenship in Sulawesi, Indonesia.


Dr Evan Medeiros gave a lecture on the future of the US 'Asia Pivot' 

On Tuesday 15th November, LSE SEAC was delighted to welcome back Dr Evan Medeiros, Managing Director and Practice Head for Asia at Eurasia Group and former senior director for Asian affairs at the White House’s National Security Council, for a talk on the future of US-Southeast Asia relations under the Trump presidency. 

Photos of the event are available here.


Former secretary general of the PCA spoke at LSE SEAC on the South China Sea dispute

On Wednesday 12th October, LSE SEAC hosted Tjaco van den Hout, former secretary general of the Permanent Court of Arbitration for an event on the recent award of the Philippines v. China case and its implications to international law and regional geopolitics. 

The podcast of the event is available here


LSE SEAC welcomes new Director, Dr Jürgen Haacke

On 1st August, Dr Jürgen Haacke was appointed as Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre after Professor Danny Quah's move from the LSE to take up the position of Li Ka Shing Professor of Economics at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS. 

Dr Haacke is Associate Professor in International Relations at the LSE, and was formerly an Associate of LSE SEAC. His biography is available here

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LSE SEAC hosted its inaugural LSE Southeast Asia Forum

The inaugural LSE Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF) took place on Friday 13th May 2016.  The Forum was a unique opportunity to engage with Southeast Asia's most critical issues, network with renowned experts on the region and encourage student participation in high-level debates.

Podcasts and photos now available here.


Vietnamese Trajectories: negotiating refuge and belonging through forced migrations

Thursday 26th January 2017, 6.00 - 7.30pm; Room 9.04, Tower 2

Speaker: Stephen James
Chair:  Dr Nick Long

Is Regionalism Passé? Infrastructure for Integrating South and Southeast Asia

Wednesday 22nd March 2017, 12.30 - 2.00pm; Room 9.05, Tower 2

Speaker: Dr Ganeshan Wignaraja
Chair: Dr Jürgen Haacke

Sharing Sovereignty: peacebuilding and the UN's joint ventures in Timor-Leste and Cambodia

Tuesday 25th April 2017, 6.30 - 8.00pm; Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

Speaker:   Dr John Ciorciari
Chair: Dr Jürgen Haacke