Center for Southeast Asia Studies
Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | October 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Sebastian Dettman, Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
This past May, a coalition of opposition parties in Malaysia, headed by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, won power, unseating the National Front (Barisan Nasional or BN) government for the first time in 61 years. This talk will examine the roots of this victory in the unique coalitional dynamics that allowed the BN to hold power for so many decades and for the opposition to win.
Workshop: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | October 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Asad Q. Ahmed, Near Eastern Studies
The Islamic Texts Circle introduces the broader CMES community to important themes in the Islamic tradition via its holy scripture, the Quran, and via its long history of exegesis. Participants will gain exposure to the rich and variegated interpretive angles developed in the fourteen-hundred years of Islamic history, so that they may discuss relevant themes in the form of a productive dialogue.... More >
Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Juno Salazar Parrenas, Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Ohio State University
Nancy Lee Peluso, Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, UC Berkeley
This talk argues that recent scholarly efforts to center decoloniality and indigenous knowledges risk romanticization when universalized. The research is drawn from transdisciplinary ethnographic field research in Sarawak, East Malaysia, with Malay and Iban orangutan-handlers and orangutans between 2010-2016.
Performing Arts - Music: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 10 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Midiyanto and Ben Brinner, directors
Gamelan Sari Raras, UC Berkeley Javanese ensemble, recently returned from concerts in Indonesia, will perform music and dance of Central Java
$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students
Building a Nation, Effacing a Race: The "Chinaman" Question of the U.S. in the Philippines, 1898-1905
Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Richard Chu, Five College Associate Professor of History, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Summary Execution: The Seattle Assassinations of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: Book Talk with Michael Withey
Reading - Nonfiction: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room
Human rights lawyer Michael Withey
Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes were Filipino American labor activists and officers of ILWU Local 37 who were murdered in their Seattle union office in 1981. Mike Withey, lead attorney on the case, demonstrates in his book the legal twists and turns of citing the Philippine government as the culprit.
Some lawyers shamelessly seek attention. And some lawyers deserve attention because they... More >
Conference/Symposium: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 15 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall
Alastair Iles, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley; Mitali Thakor, Assistant Professor, Science in Society Program, Wesleyan University; Sarah E. Vaughn, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley; Jennifer L. Derr, Assistant Professor, Department of History, U.C. Santa Cruz; Lisa A. Brooks, Doctoral Candidate, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley; Paul Michael L. Atienza, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Michael Mascarenhas, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley; Victoria Massie, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Anthropology, U.C. Berkeley
Ashton Wesner, Doctoral Candidate, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley
Julie Pyatt, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, U.C. Berkeley
Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Doctoral Candidate, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, U.C. Berkeley
Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Science and Technology Studies Working Group, Graduate Assembly
This day-long conference will celebrate and challenge the intellectual legacy of Donna Haraway's "Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective." Presenters from various disciplines will reflect on the impact of "situated knowledges" while offering new perspectives on and revisions to the concept since its introduction.
Performing Arts - Music: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 28 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
A concert of Javanese gamelan music
Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Departments varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.