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Speaker(s): Professor Brian P Farrell
Chair: Dr Kirsten Schulze

Recorded on 8 October 2014 at Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building

Indonesia ‘confronted’ the establishment of Malaysia in 1963 by waging an undeclared war, which included armed incursions across recognized international frontiers. The lecture will discuss the work of a military historian in the field and explore the role and perspectives of the local populations during this cross-border conflict.

Brian Farrell is professor of military history and (currently) head of the Department of History at the National University of Singapore. His main areas of research interest are the military history of the British Empire, especially in the 20th century; the modern history of empires and imperialism, especially in Asia; the history of Western military power in Asia; and problems related to collective security and coalition warfare. He is currently acting as principal investigator on the major research project Empire in Asia: A New Global History, and serving as Asia-Pacific regional coordinator for the Society for Military History, the largest such professional organization in the world.

Kirsten Schulze is associate professor in International History, LSE. She has conducted research on armed conflicts in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and has been the head of the LSE Ideas Southeast Asia Program since 2012.

The Department of International History (@lsehistory) is one of the top five university history departments in the UK. Its reputation as a centre of new developments in the study of international history is now recognised as a separate school of thought; the “London School”.

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