Spring 2014 Lecture Series 


►All lectures take place on Fridays at 12 noon in the Campus Life Building, Room 110 (Honors), unless otherwise noted (see listings below).

►All lectures are free and open to the public.

Filipino lunches are available to order. Lunches MUST be ordered online through the website, CSEAS Brown Bag Lunch Order, by 6 p.m. Thursday. Orders must be cancelled by 10 a.m. Friday online. Lunches that are not picked up and have not been cancelled must still be paid for. Cost is $6 for faculty, $5 for students. Payment may be paid by cash or check. For all inquiries, please email cseasbrownbag@gmail.com

►All are welcome to bring a lunch and beverage if not ordering a lunch.

Friday, September 5

Danny Unger, Political Science, Northern Illinois University

Lecture title: Thailand's Latest Coup: Causes, Context and Consequences

Friday, September 12

Jui-Ching Wang, School of Music, Northern Illinois University

Lecture title: How Far Did We Go? Way Beyond Tourism

Wang discusses her experiences and insights gained during her first summer study abroad program on the arts in Bali

Friday, September 19 (315 Altgeld)

Richard M. Cooler, Art History Professor Emeritus, Northern Illinois University  

Lecture title: Collecting Hill Tribe Jewelry in the 1970s

Cooler's lecture is part of the Center for Burma Studies' Art of Ethnography in Modern Burma symposium being held on campus that day. Lunch not provided.

Friday, September 26

Summer 2014 FLAS 

Lecture title: Panel of Summer 2013 FLAS Fellows Share Summer Language Experiences

Friday,October 3

Senior Colonel Saranyu (Thai military attache) with John Brandon, The Asia Foundation

Lecture title: A Military Perspective on Thailand's Political Landscape

Friday, October 10

Michael Hawkins, Assistant Professor, History, Creighton University

Lecture title: First Showing: Negotiating Empire at the Greater America Exposition, 1899

Friday, October 17

Nicole Loring, PhD candidate, Political Science, Northern Illinois University

Lecture title: Entrenching Authoritarianism: Transitions from military to Civilian Rule in Southeast Asia and Beyond

Friday, October 24

Hao Phan, Curator, Donn V. Hart Southeast Asia Collection, Founders Library, Northern Illinois University

Lecture title: Cham Manuscripts: The Endangered Cultural Heritage from a Lost Kingdom

Friday, October 31

Johan Fischer, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Roskilde

Lecture title: Global Halal Zones: Islam, Regulation and Technoscience

Friday, November 7

Tomoyuki Shibata, Public Health, Northern Illinois University

Lecture: Global Health: Case Studies in Indonesia

Friday, November 14

Melissa Lenczewski, Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Northern Illinois University

Lecture: Environmental, Sustainability and Energy Research and teaching Opportunities in Myanmar

Friday, November 21 (Sky Room, Holmes Student Center)

Philip Parnell, Associate Professor, Anthropology/Law, Indiana University

Lecture title: Ghost Writing the State: Rights, Practices and Religion in Metropolitan Manila (1984-2014)

Co-sponsored by the Graduate Colloquium Committe 


Weekly lecture series ends Nov. 21. Spring lecture series will resume in January. Schedule to be announced.