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Showing posts from January, 2019

UNSW Myanmar Research and Development Dialogue

From 4-8 February 2019 a group of academics affiliated with UNSW's Institute for Global Development will be visiting Myanmar. The purpose of is to run a series of events and visits that facilitate dialogue on research and development between academics and local and international development actors.  This includes a Research and Development Dialogue Workshop on Tuesday 5th February, with limited registrations open here . We also encourage UNSW alumni to sign up for one of the alumni dinners, either in Yangon (eventbrite registration here ) or in Naypyidaw (registration here ).

Religious Education in Southeast Asia

In January 2019, a conference on Religious Education in Southeast Asia was held in Jakarta, organised by the Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (Pusat Pengkajian Islam dan Masyarakat, PPIM) of the State Islamic University Jakarta, UNDP and Convey Indonesia. The conference featured leading researchers on religious education from across Southeast Asia and was designed to discuss and debate the findings of empirical research that had been conducted under the leadership of PPIM.

China's Presence in Mainland Southeast Asia

The Association of Mainland Southeast Asia Scholars (AMSEAS) invites submission of abstracts to a Workshop on the following theme: China’s Presence in Mainland Southeast Asia Today Date: Friday 21 June 2019 Place: Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC), University of Sydney The peoples of the mainland Southeast Asian countries of Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, have a long history of relations with China. These relations covered the areas of trade, migration, religion and culture, and occasionally, conflict. The colonial period and the Cold War significantly disrupted contact between the two regions, but with China’s opening up and economic rise in the last 40 years relations have resumed arguably with greater intensity than at any time in recent history. As China seeks to convert its economic power into further regional influence this workshop aims to provide a clearer picture of the current relationship between mainland Southeast Asian countries and China. It will