Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 19, 2019

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

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

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.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Voices of Vietnam: The Sonic Formation of the State

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

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Prof. O’Briain 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).

Lonan O'Briain

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Javanese and Balinese Gamelan: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | October 23 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

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.

Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines

Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Victoria Reyes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Riverside

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

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.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Javanese Gamelan: Late twentieth-century works for Javanese Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | November 8 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

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

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Myth of Creative Destruction and a Spatial Critique of War in Vietnam

Lecture: Center for Southeast Asia Studies | December 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 David Biggs, Professor of History, UC Riverside

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

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.

David Biggs