The first networking event of the newly-formed Early Career Researcher Network led by SEAC will be held at LSE on 13th February 2019. The event will incorporate talks from researchers on the topic, "What does Southeast Asia mean for my research?" followed by a networking reception for participants to get to know each other. In addition to 25 ECR participants representing over a dozen nationalities and 10 different higher education institutions, the event will feature talks from Prof. Hyun Bang Shin, SEAC Director, and Prof. Sylvia Chant (LSE, Geography).
- Welcome Introduction
Prof. Hyun Bang Shin, LSE SEAC Director
- What has Southeast Asia meant for my career?
Prof. Sylvia Chant, Professor of Development Geography, LSE and
Prof. Tim Forsyth, Professor of Environment and Development, LSE
Talks from ECR Participants: What does Southeast Asia mean for my research?
- Do Young OH, LSE
- Lisa TILLEY, Birkbeck
- Rachel BOK, NUS/UBC
- Jordana Ramalho, LSE
- Mara Nogueira, LSE
- Tin Alvarez, UCL
- Robert COLE, LSE/NUS
- Laura ANTONA, LSE
- Charlie RUMSBY, Coventry
- Juan RIVAS-MORENO, LSE
- Seb RUMSBY, Warwick
- Solphea YOUNG, UCL
- Kentaro FUJIKAWA, LSE
- Pon SOUVANNASENG, LSE
- Dorothy FERARY, UCL
- Greta SEIBEL, LSE
RECEPTION & POST-EVENT DRINKS
The value of ‘finding the others’ was a common theme at yesterday’s inaugural LSE-Southeast Asia Early Career Researcher Network event. Numerous speakers mentioned a sense of relative isolation in their departments due to the scarcity of researchers focusing on the Southeast Asia region. The establishment of the ECR network led by SEAC is a vital first step in the path to bring together the SEA research community, with the long-term goal of building a global network of scholars to collaborate, create, engage and ultimately to advance and raise the profile of research and debate on Southeast Asia.
Representing a wide range of disciplines, institutions, nationalities and regional expertise, the 25 participants enjoyed sharing each other’s personal research and career experiences during the Symposium, and it was especially wonderful to see many speakers use their talks to invite earlier speakers, whom they had only just met, to collaborate on future research projects thanks to their shared interests.
Following the talks by Professors Sylvia Chant (LSE, Geography and Environment) and Tim Forsyth (LSE, International Development) outlining the impact of Southeast Asia on their careers, the ECR participants gave their own personal talks on what Southeast Asia means for their research, split into three groups to align with SEAC’s core research themes of #urbanisation, #connectivity and #governance.
SEAC Director Prof. Shin concluded by inviting all participants to be actively involved in the network and to spread the word, underscoring that the Centre welcomes their ideas for future activities and collaborations and should be considered a source of guidance and support for them.