Center for Southeast Asia Studies
Natural Resources, Environmental Challenges and Youth Leaders from Southeast Asia: A Forum on Innovations and Solutions
Panel Discussion: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | September 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
This forum will present current perspectives on environmental issues in Southeast Asia as experienced and envisioned today by young activists and students from the region. The participants are visiting UC Berkeley as part of a program managed by the East-West Center in Honolulu and sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Lonan O'Briain, Associate Professor of Music, University of Nottingham
Prof. OBriain is an ethnomusicologist who specializes in the music and soundscapes of Vietnam and of upland areas in mainland Southeast Asia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield. He is the author of Musical Minorities: The Sounds of Hmong Ethnicity in Northern Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018).
Performing Arts - Music: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | October 23 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
The music of small ensembles
directed by Midiyanto, Ben Brinner, & Lisa Gold
featuring I Wayan Suweca (Balinese gender wayang) and Heni Savitri (Javanese vocal)
Free. No reserved seating.
Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Victoria Reyes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Riverside
This talk, derived from Prof. Reyes' new book, draws on archival and ethnographic data to describe the everyday experiences of people living and working in Subic Bay in the Philippines (a former U.S. military base, now a Freeport Zone), to make the case for critically examining similar spaces across the world.
Performing Arts - Music: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 8 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Late twentieth-century works for Javanese Gamelan Concerto for Piano and Gamelan by Lou Harrison (1917-2003)
Gamelan compositions by leading Javanese composers K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat (known as Pak Cokro, 1909-2007), and Ki Nartosabdho (1925-1985)
Gamelan Sari Raras directed by Midiyanto and Ben Brinner
Featuring soloists Sarah Cahill (piano) and Heni Savitri (vocals)
$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students
Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | December 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
David Biggs, Professor of History, UC Riverside
Prof. Biggs will draw from his new book to discuss how a spatial critique of the Vietnam War can unpack layers of historical experience that undermine discursive efforts to flatten or erase traumatic memories in such spaces.