Southeast Asia Forum 2020/21

In 2020, in light of COVID-19 pandemic, SEAF was held as a week-long series of online discussions titled LSE Southeast Asia Week. The events offered a unique opportunity to learn from cutting-edge research and gain insight from experts working in and on Southeast Asia. 

LSE Southeast Asia Week 2020  – 26th to 30th October

26th October (Monday), 12PM - 1:30PM (GMT)
Politics and Economics of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia
Chaired by Prof Hyun Bang Shin (LSE SEAC; LSE Geography & Environment)

⦁ Natalie Black CBE (Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific, UK Government)
⦁ Prof John Sidel (Sir Patrick Gillam Chair in International and Comparative Politics, LSE Department of Government)
⦁ Prof Lutfey Siddiqi (Visiting Professor in Practice, LSE IDEAS)
⦁ Dr Adrian Paul Rabe (Managing Director, Global Health Focus)

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27th October (Tuesday), 12PM - 1:30PM (GMT)
Migration and Mobility in the COVID-19 Era
Chaired by Prof Hyun Bang Shin (LSE SEAC; LSE Geography & Environment)

⦁ Dr Sin Yee Koh (Senior Lecturer in Global Studies, Monash University Malaysia; LSE SEAC)
⦁ Dr Yasmin Ortiga (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Singapore Management University)
⦁ Prof Johanna Waters (Professor of Human Geography and Migration Studies, UCL)

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27th October (Tuesday), 3PM - 4:30PM (GMT)
ASEAS UK-SEAC Panels on ECR and Southeast Asia Research
Co-Chaired by Prof Hyun Bang Shin (LSE SEAC; LSE Geography & Environment) and Dr Deirdre McKay (ASEAS UK; Keele University)

⦁ Thanapat Chatinakrob (PhD candidate at the Manchester International Law Centre, University of Manchester)
⦁ Dr Benjamin Ho (Assistant Professor at the China Programme, RSIS, Nanyang Technological University)
⦁ Jessica Rahardjo (DPhil student at the Faculty of History, University of Oxford)
⦁ Dr Charlie Rumsby (Research fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University)

28th October (Wednesday), 12PM - 1:30PM (GMT)
Whither Southeast Asia Research?: Roundtable with Centre Directors (in collaboration with ASEAS UK)
Chaired by Prof Hyun Bang Shin (LSE SEAC; LSE Geography & Environment)

⦁ Prof Tim Bunnell (Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore)
⦁ Prof Michele Ford (Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, University of Sydney)
⦁ Prof Duncan McCargo (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen)
⦁ Prof Marina Svensson (Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University)
⦁ Prof Mark Thompson (Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong)

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29th October (Thursday), 12PM - 1:30PM (GMT) 
Politics of City-Making in Southeast Asia
Chaired by Prof Hyun Bang Shin (LSE SEAC; LSE Geography & Environment)

⦁ Dr Wanjing Kelly Chen (Research Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
⦁ Dr Ofita Purwani (Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia)
⦁ Dr Kristian Saguin (Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, University of the Philippines Diliman)
⦁ Dr Yimin Zhao (Assistant Professor in Urban Planning and Management, Remin University of China)

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30th October (Friday), 12PM - 1:30PM (GMT)
Environmental Resilience and Southeast Asia
Chaired by Dr Thomas Smith (LSE Geography & Environment; LSE SEAC)

⦁ Dr Winston Chow (Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University)
⦁ Dr Helena Varkkey (Senior Lecturer, Department of International and Strategic Studies, University of Malaya)
⦁ Dr Rory Padfield (Lecturer in Sustainability and Business, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds)
⦁ Dr Michelle Miller (Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore)

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