Center for Southeast Asia Studies
Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | October 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Eric Pido, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University
This presentation examines the role of Filipinos who return to their homeland, after living in the U.S. for several decades, in the economic development of the Philippines.
Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | October 26 | 1-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Ma Khin Lay, Founder and Director, Triangle Women's Support Group (Yangon)
Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Ma Khin Lay leads a womens organization in Myanmar that has worked for women's empowerment at the grassroots level across the country. Previously, Lay was the leader of Kamaryut Womens Wing of the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Ma Khin Lay is currently in the U.S. as a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow.
Lecture: Center for Buddhist Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | October 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Jaroslav Poncar, Emeritus Professor of Photography, University of Cologne
Professor Emeritus of Technical University Cologne, Dr. Jaroslav Poncar looks back upon nearly four decades of photographically documenting Buddhist monuments in the Himalayan regionnotably Alchi in Ladakh, Tabo in Spiti, and Mustang in Nepaland at Angkor Wat and elsewhere in Southern Asia. In this talk Dr. Poncar will reflect on his rich oeuvre, discuss the challenges of photographing... More >
Film - Documentary: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 175 (Booth Auditorium) | Note change in date and location
This event will feature the screening of a short documentary about two teenagers affected by conflict in Burmas Rakhine state in 2012, followed by a panel discussion.
Performing Arts - Music: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 15 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Ben Brinner and Midiyanto, co-directors
A concert of Javanese and Balinese gamelan music by Department of Music performers
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Featuring the Music Departments varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well... More >
Film - Feature: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 18 | 5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This Vietnamese coming-of-age story about a boy and his buffalo, set in French colonial Indochina circa 1940, won the special prize from the Youth Jury at the Locarno Film Festival.
Panel Discussion: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 30 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Rabi'a Keeble, Founder, Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque, Berkeley; Sherin Khankan, Imam, Mariam Mosque, Copenhagen; Amina Wadud, Research Scholar, Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley
Mairaj Syed, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, UC Davis
Join the CMES for a thought-provoking conversation on local and global gender reform in Islam, featuring founders of women mosques in California and Denmark and prominent scholars of Islamic studies.
Lecture: Center for Chinese Studies: Institute of East Asian Studies: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | December 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Derek Thiam Soon Heng, Northern Arizona University
Throughout history, the South China Sea has been a maritime zone that saw primary economies of its littoral zones exercise influence over smaller, outlying economies by binding the latter into co-dependent relationships with the former. This may be witnessed in such areas as the currency systems adopted by the smaller economies, alignment of foreign and trade policies with those of the larger... More >