Spring 2017 Lecture Series 

►All lectures take place Fridays at 12 noon in Room 100 Campus Life Building, unless otherwise noted.

►All lectures are free and open to the public.


Friday, January 27

Judy Ledgerwood, Anthropology, NIU

Lecture title: Research in Cambodia Across 50 Years: The Work of May Ebihara

Friday, February 3

Alan Potkin, CSEAS, NIU

Lecture title: Aesthetics Issues at the Don Sahong Hydropower Project

Friday, February 10

Kristy Tuttle, Ph.D. candidate, Biology, NIU

Lecture title: Phylogeography of White-toothed Rats (Berylmys) in Pleistocene Indochina

Friday, February 17

Rungsima Kullapat, Carolina Asia Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Lecture title: Pachit-Oraphim: From Local Legend to International Cultural Routes

Friday, February 24

Albert Agha, Ph.D. candidate, Ethnomusicology, UCLA

Lecture title: Dawah through Musicking: Al-Mizan Music Group and the State Islamic University in Yogyakarta

Friday, March 3

John D. Ciorciari, Gerald D. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Lecture title: Sharing Sovereignty: Peacebuilding and the UN's Joint Venture

Friday, March 24

Clara M. Chu, Mortensen Center for International Library Programs, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Lecture title: Information Needs and Barriers of Southeast Asian Refugee Undergraduates

Friday, March 31     

Kanjana Thepboriruk, Foreign Languages and Literatures, NIU

Lecture title: Mandating Modernity: The 12 Cultural Mandates and the Construction of the Modern Thai Woman"       

Friday, April 7

Nico Ravanilla, School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego

Lecture title: Brokers, Social Networks, Reciprocity and Clientelism

Friday, April 14

Alison Carter, Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Lecture title: Looking Beyond the Temples: Exploring the Residences of the Ancient Angkorians

Friday, April 21

Mary McCoy, Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Lecture title: The Power of Scandal and Uncertainty in a New Democracy

Friday, April 28 

Bradley C. Davis, History, East Connecticut State University

Lecture title: Violence and Resistance: Imperial Bandits and the Echoes of Oral Tradition in the Uplands