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Public Lecture: Introduction to Asian Values//Asian Liberalisms

You are cordially invited to apply to attend a lecture session given by two pre-eminent scholars, Dr. Mark Thompson (The City University of Hong Kong) and Dr. Michael Connors (The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus). Lecture Titles:  "Introduction to Asian Values//Asian Liberalisms: Contested Political Interpretations of Culture in Southeast Asia" "'Asian Values' Versus 'Asian Democracy': Contested Political Interpretations of Culture in Southeast Asia" (by Dr. Mark Thompson) "Disciplining Power: The Idea of Royal Liberalism" (by Dr. Michael Connors) Purposes: To understanding the meaning of “democracy” in an Asian and Southeast context To better understand the concepts “Asian values”, “Asian liberalism”, and “Asian democracy” To pose your questions and discuss your ideas on these topics with two of their most prominent theorists When: September 5, 2013 (10:00-13:00) Note: This lecture will be given as a part of the two-day ICIRD Visiting Schholars Workshop (September 5-6, 2013). This lecture is open to public (while the other sessions are limited to students from the four ICIRD member universities: Chiang Mai University, Chulalongkorn University, Mahidol University and Thammasat University). Where: Room 102, Faculty of Political Science Building (see the campus map), Thammasat University, Tha Prachan Campus, Bangkok  How to Apply: If you are interested in attending the lecture, please contact with your full name (please specify your sex), affiliation and e-mail address by no later than September 3, 2013. There is a limited space available.


ICIRD Visiting Scholars Workshop 2014

ICIRD Visiting Scholars Workshop 2014: The Shadows of Success: Challenging Southeast Asia Development*Facilitated by Dr. Jonathan Rigg (National University of Singapore) Date: Monday, April 28, 2014 Venue: At or near Thammasat University, Tha Prachan campus, Bangkok (exact location TBC) Objectives: - To learn the politics and values of “inclusive” or “sustainable” development in a Southeast Asian context - To better understand the changing conditions and meanings of poverty in Southeast Asia - To pose questions and discuss ideas on these topics with one of their most prominent theorists Tentative Schedule: 08:30-09:00 Registration 09:00-09:15 Opening Remarks 09:15-10:30 Session 1 10:30-10:45 Coffee Break 10:45-12:00 Session 2 12:00-13:30 Lunch 13:30-14:45 Session 3 14:45-15:00 Coffee Break 15:00-16:00 Q&A Session 16:00-16:15 Closing Remarks Target Audience: MA or PhD students OR an advanced undergraduates (2nd year and beyond) from Chiang Mai, Chulalongkorn, Mahidol and Thammasat universities How to register: Complete the attendance reply form at by no later than April 11, 2014 (limited space available). For more information: Contact Ms. Miyo Hanazawa (ICIRD Project Coordinator) at   



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