On the 10th and 11th of July, 2013, 36 students attended an ICIRD sponsored Academic Writing Workshop, which was held as a part of the ICIRD Practitioners Workshop Series. Led by four lecturers from network universities, the workshop helped students develop their writing and presentation skills through a combination of mini-lectures, group work and individual practice. Tailored for students who were going to present their work at the 2013 ICIRD conference, the workshop emphasized the art and mechanics of conference papers and presentations, as well as the practical and technical aspects of writing.
Facilitated by Dr. Mark Thompson (Director of the Southeast Asian Research Center and Professor, City University of Hong Kong) and Dr. Michael Connors (Associate Professor, University of Nottingham, Malaysia campus), the 2013 Visiting Scholar's Workshop, "Asian Values//Asian Liberalisms: Contested Political Interpretations of Culture in Southeast Asia" was held on the 5th and 6th of September, 2013 at the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University. We were very pleased to welcome the two professors, as well as a total of 41 students and staff of various nationalities from the ICIRD network partner universities who attended the intensive two-day workshop. To open the workshop, Dr. Thompson and Dr. Connors also gave public talks, respectively entitled " 'Asian Values' versus 'Asian Democracy': Contested Political Interpretations of Culture in Southeast Asia" and "Disciplining Power: The Idea of Royal Liberalism". A total of 54 participants from the network partner universities as well as other institutions attended the public lecture session.
Please visit our website's Gallery page to see the photos taken at these events.