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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: 9.45am registration - 3pm, Friday 17 May 2019
Where: Room 1070, Abercrombie Business School, The University of Sydney

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In this one-day public forum, invited experts will provide 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 will provide 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 focues on:

  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Timor Leste
  • Thailand

Our exciting line-up of speakers confirmed for the day are:          

  • 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 Warbuton, National University of Singapore
  • Ms Tricia Yeoh, University of Nottingham Malaysia

Each of our country-specialists will speak for 20 minutes, allowing 10 minutes for audience questions, debate and discussion. Each of our experts are 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 will wrap up with comments from Dr Eve Warbuton who will reflect 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

12.45-13.45

Lunch

13.45-14.30

Indonesia

Prof Edward Aspinall

ANU

14.30-15.00

Wrap-up

Dr Eve Warburton

National University of Singapore

15.00

End of Event

Associated Events

There are two associated events that will occur in conjunction with this forum:

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