The Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at the London School of Economics is delighted to announce our Autumn Event Series. Including SEAC Seminars, Publics lectures and more, we hope you will join us either online or in person. A few of our upcoming Seminars are listed below, and you can find full details of all our events on our website.
Wednesday 5 October, 11:00am to 12:15pm
SEAC hosts Dr Qingfei Yin (Assistant Professor of International History and SEAC Associate, LSE) who will explore China’s interactions with other Asian powers regarding the settlement of Cambodian issue from the 1980s to the early 1990s and examine how the Cambodian crisis shaped China’s policy toward Southeast Asia.
Wednesday 12 October, 12:00pm to 1:15pm
In August 2019, Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced the plan to build a new capital called Nusantara. His ambition is to relocate the capital from Jakarta to a new location by the end of his presidential term in 2024. SEAC hosts Visiting Fellow, Dr Sulfikar Amir (Nanyang Technological University) who will critically examine Indonesia’s ambition to build Nusantara within a short time. The talk is chaired by Prof. Hyun Bang Shin (Professor of Geography and Urban Studies; Director LSE SEAC).
Wednesday 26 October, 12:15pm to 1:30pm
How does state-sponsored violence induce democratic erosion? Populist strongmen often prompt the concern of democratic backsliding, as their actions may undermine constitutional limits as a bulwark against authoritarianism. SEAC hosts Dr. Sol Iglesias (University of the Philippines), and Dr. Chao-Yo Cheng (Birkbeck University of London) who will explore whether the observed immense popularity for both Duterte and his “war on drugs” campaign is systematically inflated because of these subjects’ potential sensitivity. The talk is chaired by Prof. John Sidel (Sir Patrick Gillam Professor of International and Comparative Politics).
Katie Boulton, SEAC Centre Manager