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Online Conference: LSE Southeast Asia Week 2020

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The annual LSE Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF) is a full-day conference that brings together leading Southeast Asia experts to engage with some of the region’s most critical and pressing issues, as well as showcases the high-quality research on Southeast Asia conducted at LSE.

In 2020, in light of COVID-19 pandemic, SEAF will be held as a week-long series of online discussions titled LSE Southeast Asia Week. The events will offer a unique opportunity to inform and network with policymakers in government, high ranking members of the diplomatic core, and stakeholders in business and civil society.

Week Agenda

26 October, 12.00 – 13.30 (GMT): Politics and Economics of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia – Find out more 
⦁ Natalie Black CBE (Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Asia Pacific, UK Government)
⦁ Prof John Sidel (Sir Patrick Gillam Chair in International and Comparative Politics, LSE Department of Government)
⦁ Prof Lutfey Siddiqi (Visiting Professor in Practice, LSE IDEAS)
⦁ Dr Adrian Paul Rabe (Managing Director, Global Health Focus)
Chaired by Prof Hyun Bang Shin, LSE SEAC; LSE Geography & Environment

27 October, 12.00 – 13:30 (GMT): Migration and Mobility in the COVID-19 Era – Find out more
⦁ Dr Sin Yee Koh (Senior Lecturer in Global Studies, Monash University Malaysia; LSE SEAC)
⦁ Dr Yasmin Ortiga (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Singapore Management University)
⦁ Prof Johanna Waters (Professor of Human Geography and Migration Studies, UCL)
Chaired by Prof Hyun Bang Shin, LSE SEAC; LSE Geography & Environment

27 October, 15.00 – 16:30 (GMT): ASEAS UK-SEAC Panels on Early Career Researchers (ECR) and Southeast Asia Research – Find out more

28 October, 12.00 – 13:30 (GMT): Centre Directors’ Forum (in collaboration with ASEAS UK) – Find out more
⦁ Prof Tim Bunnell (Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore)
⦁ Prof Michele Ford (Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, University of Sydney)
⦁ Prof Duncan McCargo (Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen)
⦁ Prof Marina Svensson (Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University)
⦁ Prof Mark Thompson (Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong)
Chaired by Prof Hyun Bang Shin, LSE SEAC; LSE Geography & Environment

29 October, 12.00 – 13:30 (GMT): Politics of City-Making in Southeast Asia – Find out more
⦁ Dr Wanjing Kelly Chen (Research Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
⦁ Dr Ofita Purwani (Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia)
⦁ Dr Kristian Saguin (Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, University of the Philippines Diliman)
⦁ Dr Yimin Zhao (Assitant Professor in Urban Planning and Management, Remin University of China)
Chaired by Prof Hyun Bang Shin, LSE SEAC; LSE Geography & Environment

30 October, 12.00 – 13:30 (GMT): Environmental Resilience and Southeast Asia – Find out more
⦁ Dr Winston Chow (Associate Professor of Science, Technology and Society, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University)
⦁ Dr Helena Varkkey (Senior Lecturer, Department of International and Strategic Studies, University of Malaya)
⦁ Dr Rory Padfield (Lecturer in Sustainability and Business, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds)
⦁ Dr Michelle Miller (Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore)
Chaired by Dr Thomas Smith, LSE Geography & Environment; LSE SEAC

For any further information on the seminar please contact:
E: seac.admin@lse.ac.uk T: +44 (0)207 955 6952

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