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Biden’s America through Southeast Asian Eyes: Problem? Solution? Neither? Both?

April 12, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's spring webinar series "The United States in the Biden Era: Views from Asia." When this webinar is held, Joe Biden’s presidency will be exactly three months...

The Crisis in Myanmar: Repression, Resistance, Repercussions

March 30, 2021

Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program, Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, Stanford University, with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan Shocking events...

Imperfect Partners: The United States and Southeast Asia

February 1, 2021

Few American diplomats can match the years of experience in multiple Southeast Asian countries that Ambassador Scot Marciel has accumulated during his career in the US Foreign Service.

Is Indonesian Democracy In Decline?

January 26, 2021

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC's winter webinar series "Asian Politics and Policy in a Time of Uncertainty." In the 2010s, amid signs of rising illiberalism around the world, Indonesia...

The Biden Presidency and U.S. Asia Policy

December 4, 2020

"America is back, ready to lead the world, not retreat from it,” declared President-elect Joe Biden as he unveiled his foreign policy team on November 24.

The Courteous Power: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Indo-Pacific Era

November 20, 2020

Co-sponsored by the Japan Program and the Southeast Asia Program When Yoshihide Suga recently took over as prime minister of Japan, he tellingly focused his first trip abroad on Southeast Asia.

Weathering the Storm: Poverty and Indonesia’s Social Protection System Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

October 2, 2020

This event is part of the Asia Health Policy Program (AHPP) 2020-21 Colloquium series "Health, medicine, and longevity: Exploring public and private roles" Co-sponsored by the Asia Health Policy...

Southeast Asia Faces China: New Views from New Books

September 21, 2020

This event has been rescheduled to October 14, 2020 It is a good time to be interested in Southeast Asia-China relations.

2020 Shorenstein Journalism Award: Featuring Award Recipient Tom Wright

September 4, 2020

This event is available through livestream only. Please register in advance for the webinar by using the link below.

Distinguishing Mainland from Maritime Southeast Asia: How Much Does It Matter?

September 1, 2020

This event is part of Shorenstein APARC’s fall webinar series "Shifting Geopolitics and U.S.-Asia Relations" REGISTRATION LINK: https://bit.ly/3gPVXlt Chair/discussant:  Donald K.

COVID-19 and Policy Responses in South and Southeast Asia

May 13, 2020

This event is via Zoom Webinar.

The South China Sea in the Time of COVID-19

April 23, 2020

This event is via Zoom Webinar.

The Indo-Pacific: China, America, ASEAN, and the New Struggle for Global Mastery

January 30, 2020

Richard Heydarian in conversation with Don EmmersonIn this seminar, scholar/journalist Richard Heydarian will discuss the principal arguments and ideas in his just-published book on the Indo...

“Crazy Rich Asians”? Southeast Asia's Billionaires and Their Business Empires in the Age of China's Rise

January 17, 2020

The hit movie Crazy Rich Asians shone a light on the extreme wealth of Southeast Asia's ethnically Chinese ultra-wealthy, who have long topped billionaire rankings and dominated stock-markets...

The Decline of the “Singapore Model” and the Fate of Authoritarian Reformism in China

January 8, 2020

In the eyes of China’s neo-authoritarian reformers, Singapore, despite being a tiny city-state, long exemplified a state of affairs for which the PRC should strive: resilient authoritarianism...

Return of the Pontianak: Popular Cinema, Decolonization, and Malay Identities in the 21st Century

November 1, 2019

The pontianak, or female vampire, is one of the most significant supernatural creatures, or hantu, in Malay cinema.

Indonesian Foreign Policy 2019-2024: Promise vs. Practice

October 23, 2019

On 20 October 2019, Indonesia’s president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo began his second five-year term in office.  In his first successful presidential campaign in 2014, he promised to transform the...

Last Days of the Mighty Mekong

October 8, 2019

Celebrated for its natural beauty and its abundance of wildlife, the Mekong River runs thousands of miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Left-Wing Authoritarianism: The Marxists and the Machiavellians

May 14, 2019

This presentation distinguishes left-wing authoritarianism from right-wing authoritarianism, and further disaggregates left-wing authoritarian regimes into Marxist and Machiavellian subtypes.

Emotional Labor and the Power of International Bureaucrats: The ASEAN Secretariat in Comparative Perspective

April 30, 2019

Bureaucrats become powerful when they stage emotionally calibrated performances as “servants” before state principals, earn their trust, and carve out space for action through “whispering,” ...

Killing the Chicken to Scare the Monkey: Explaining Coercion by China in the South China Sea

March 26, 2019

Despite adverse implications for its image, when it comes to territorial disputes, China has been willing to employ coercion.

Chinese Power and Rail Connectivity in Southeast Asia

January 10, 2019

This event is co-sponsored by Shorenstein APARC's China Program and the Southeast Asia ProgramAnalysts of China run two occupational risks: One is underestimating PRC capacities to achieve national...

Indonesia: Democratic Hopes, Institutional Woes

December 6, 2018

Co-sponsored by the Southeast Asia Program andthe Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law Indonesia features Southeast Asia’s most vibrant and dynamic democracy, but debilitating...

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