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UH CSEAS Spring 2023 Seminar Series


Webinar Archive:

January 11 2023, 3:00-4:30pm HST

Is New Economic Statecraft Passé? Vinod Aggarwal

The recent crisis in the Taiwan Strait has led some to focus on high politics as the likely future of US-China relations. What do Beijing’s and Washington’s actions portend for “new economic statecraft” – state intervention to influence trade, finance, investment and industrial policy, rather than the traditional focus on economic statecraft that emphasizes policies related to economic sanctions?

Is New Economic Statecraft Passé? Vinod Aggarwal

January 18 2023, 3:00-4:30pm HST

Vietnamese Geo-economic in a Polarized Global Economy with Dr. Tung Bui

While the first decades of the 21st century have seen a return to hegemonic powers, Vietnam has been recognized by many as an emerging regional middle power, one that has recently been able to affirm its political stand and diplomatically maintain esteemed relations with countries that are at odds between them, in particular the US and China.

Vietnamese Geo-economic in a Polarized Global Economy with Dr. Tung Bui

January 25 2023, 3:00-4:30pm HST

Masculinity for Sale: Shan Migrant Male Sex Workers in Chiang Mai and the Performance of Manhood

The talk focuses on Shan male migrant sex workers from Myanmar who engage in selling sex to gay men clients in Chiang Mai, Thailand. As most of Shan male sex workers identify themselves as heterosexual men, I attempt to understand how selling sex to gay men affects their masculinity and how they redefine and reconstruct their masculinities devalued by selling sex to men.

Masculinity for Sale: Shan Migrant Male Sex Workers in Chiang Mai and the Performance of Manhood

February 8 2023, 3:00-4:30pm HST

LuceSEA Webinar: Smallholder Definitions, Presents & Futures

With rapid and diverse transformations taking place across Southeast Asia, the conditions of smallholder farming and fishing are increasingly coming into question. From different disciplinary vantage points, this webinar brings together a diverse group of panelists to discuss emerging challenges to smallholder livelihoods.

LuceSEA Webinar: Smallholder Definitions, Presents & Futures

February 15 2023, 3:00-4:30pm HST

Careers in Southeast Asian Studies with Dr. Keith Bettinger

Join us for our first Careers in Asia-Pacific webinar series with Keith Bettinger. Dr. Keith is currently the Senior Technical Director for Climate Change for DT Global, a leading international development firm that designs and implements projects for bilateral aid agencies and multilateral financial institutions around the world.

Careers in Southeast Asian Studies with Dr. Keith Bettinger

Febuary 22, 2023, 3:00pm – 4:30pm HST

Assessing the Legacy of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia

This VIRTUAL webinar will provide an overview of the work of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) also known as the “Khmer Rouge Tribunal.” This Tribunal was created to prosecute former senior Khmer Rouge leaders and others considered “most responsible” for the atrocities committed in Cambodia between April 1975 and January 1979.

Assessing the Legacy of the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Cambodia

March 1, 2023, 3:00pm – 4:30pm HST

Damming Rivers in Cambodia with Sopheak Chann [March 1, 2023]

Damming Rivers in Cambodia: Impacts of Water-Grabbing on Land and Resource Access March 1, 2023 An increasing number of dams have been built and proposed in Cambodia over the last decade to feed the increasing demand for energy that accompanies growing urbanization.

Damming Rivers in Cambodia with Sopheak Chann

March 8, 2023, 3:00pm – 4:30pm HST

LuceSEA webinar: Migrations, labor, and smallholder livelihoods

Engaging across disciplines and case studies from Southeast Asia, this webinar panel discussion centers migration as an entry point into understanding dynamic landscapes and livelihoods. Complex and varied, seasonal and long term, rural to urban, or distant and across borders, migration not only reshapes places of origin but also remake destinations in distinct ways.

LuceSEA webinar: Migrations, labor, and smallholder livelihoods

March 29, 2023, 3pm – 4:30pm HST

Webinar: Balinese Arts in Hawaiʻi: Past, Present and Future

The UHM Balinese gamelan music and dance ensemble was active under the artistic direction of artist and teacher I Made Widana from 2010 until the pandemic. During this 10-year period the ensemble presented a few notable large-scale music, dance, and theatre productions.

Balinese Arts in Hawaiʻi: Past, Present and Future

April 12, 2023, 3pm – 4:30pm HST

Prescriptive maleness/femaleness, performative masculinity/femininity in Philippine music and dance

Music and dance are public and presentational social acts that both reinforce and critique societal notions referenced by the three sets of binaries. Further they illustrate how the three sets may function separately although not wholly independently in Philippine performance.

Prescriptive maleness/femaleness, performative masculinity/femininity in Philippine music and dance

April 19, 2023, 3pm – 4:30pm HST

Making Affordable Housing Livable: Lessons in Participatory Planning and Design from Indonesia

Brisk urbanization and inadequate planning are exacerbating inequality and vulnerability in Asian cities. Being deprived of decent shelter and adequate services marginalizes millions, yet affordable and culturally apt housing for the poor in developing countries continues to be scant and disappearing fast. Surabaya, Indonesia, has been a global pioneer of participatory and incremental pro-poor shelter efforts.

April 5, 2023, 3pm – 4:30pm HST

LuceSEA Webinar: Smallholder Definitions, Presents & Futures

With rapid and diverse transformations taking place across Southeast Asia, the conditions of smallholder farming and fishing are increasingly coming into question. From different disciplinary vantage points, this webinar brings together a diverse group of panelists to discuss emerging challenges to smallholder livelihoods.

LuceSEA Webinar: Human-Animal Conflict, Cooperation, and Conservation

May 3, 2023, 3:00pm – 4:30pm HST

Disease & Zoonosis Threats to Smallholder Livelihoods

Smallholder livelihoods and health can be affected by a wide range of diseases, stemming from a variety of sources: influenza, zoonosis shaped by smallholder contact with animals, water-borne diseases in areas and periods that limit freshwater access, and climate-sensitive diseases such as increased incidences of dengue fever.

LuceSEA Webinar: Disease & Zoonosis Threats to Smallholder Livelihoods

May 9, 2023, 3:00pm – 4:30pm HST

Webinar: Balinese Arts in Hawaiʻi: Past, Present and Future

The UHM Balinese gamelan music and dance ensemble was active under the artistic direction of artist and teacher I Made Widana from 2010 until the pandemic. During this 10-year period the ensemble presented a few notable large-scale music, dance, and theatre productions.

Webinar: Balinese Arts in Hawaiʻi: Past, Present and Future