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Politics in action: Updates from Southeast Asia

Political updates from across Southeast Asia

Sydney Southeast Asia Centre’s annual Politics in Action forum brings political updates from Southeast Asia to researchers and practitioners from across the disciplines and beyond.

When: Friday 17 May 2019

In this one-day public forum, invited experts provided an analysis of the current political situation in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Timor Leste and Thailand and discuss the broader implications of events in these countries for our region. 

Drawing upon expertise from around the world, these presentations provided up-to-date information on developments in Southeast Asia relevant to scholars, students, practitioners and the general public from across the disciplines and beyond.

In 2019 the forum focused on:

  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Timor-Leste
  • Thailand

Our exciting line-up of speakers were:          

  • Professor Edward Aspinall, The Australian National University
  • Professor Clinton Fernandes, UNSW Canberra
  • Mr Hoe-Yeong Loke, Independent Researcher and Writer
  • Dr Aim Sinpeng, The University of Sydney
  • Dr Eve Warburton, National University of Singapore
  • Ms Tricia Yeoh, University of Nottingham Malaysia

Each of our country-specialists spoke for 20 minutes, allowing 10 minutes for audience questions, debate and discussion. Each of our experts were instructed to pitch their talk to an interested, but not necessarily academic, audience so the talks are able to be enjoyed by a diverse audience. 

Our event was wrapped up with comments from Dr Eve Warburton who reflected on the day’s proceedings and gave the audience some key take-away messages from the day.

Program 

Time

Topic

Presenter

Institution

9.45

Arrive for 10am start

10.00-10.15

Welcome and opening remarks

Prof Michele Ford

Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, University of Sydney

10.15-10.45

Malaysia

Ms Tricia Yeoh

University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus

10.45-11.15

Timor Leste

Prof Clinton Fernandes

UNSW (Canberra)

11.15-11.45

Morning tea

11.45-12.15

Singapore

Mr Hoe-Yeong Loke

Independent

12.15-12.45

Thailand

Dr Aim Sinpeng

University of Sydney

12.45-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.45

Indonesia

Prof Edward Aspinall

ANU

14.45-15.15

Wrap-up

Dr Eve Warburton

National University of Singapore

15.15

End of Event

Associated Events

There were two associated events that occurred in conjunction with this forum:

Thursday 16 May 2019: Postgraduate Workshop        Saturday 18 May 2019: Early Career Researchers Half-Day