2012


"The Last Amateur:  Reflecting on 50 Years of Engagement with Asia"

November 16, 2012
12:00-2:00 p.m.
David Steinberg, Distinguished Professor of Asian Studies, Georgetown University
Sky Room, Holmes Student Center
Northern Illinois University
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"Wat Pathumwanaram:  A Lao Cultural Transplant in Bangkok's Siam Square"

October 19, 2012"
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Catherine Raymond, Director, Center for Burma Studies, Associate Professor, School of Art
John Hartmann, Distinguished Teaching Professor, Foreign Language and Literature
Alan Potkin, Research Professor, Northern Illinois University
Campus Life Building Rm. 100
Northern Illinois University


"Civil Society and Human Security in Burma/Myanmar"

April 27, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Christina Fink, Professor, International Affairs, George Washington University
Campus Life Building Rm. 100
Northern Illinois University
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"Mekong-Serengeti:  Hydropower Endgame for the Great Migratory Fisheries?"

March 23, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Alan Potkin, Team Leader, Digital Conservation Facility, Laos Adjunct, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University
Campus Life Building Rm. 100
Northern Illinois University


"Human Rights as a Form of Violence:  The Burmese Case"

March 9, 2012
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Dr. Lisa Brooten, Associate Professor, Dept. of Radio-Television Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Campus Life Building Rm. 100
Northern Illinois University
Sponsored by:  Center for Burma Studies, Burma Interest Group (BIG-NIU), and Center for Southeast Asia Studies
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"Shadows of Burma: The Politics of Identity on the Thai-Burmese Border"

February 3, 2012
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Shahin Aftabizadeh, M.A. candidate, Anthropology
Campus Life Building Rm. 100
Northern Illinois University
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"Celebrating Creativity: Asian/Asian American Identities" NIU Foundation awards Venture grant for 2012


Catherine Raymond (Center for Burma Studies, Art History) and CSEAS associates Judy Ledgerwood (anthropology), have received a $13,000 NIU Foundation Venture Grant for their planned international Cambodian Studies Sept. 13–16 and 10th International Burma Studies conferences Oct. 5-7, 2012, cultural performances and art exhibits set for fall 2012 at NIU. The coordinated activities are a collaborative effort of the Department of Anthropology, the Center for Burma Studies, CSEAS and the Cambodia Studies Working Group, and the schools of Music and Art. The Cambodian Studies conference will be the first large international conference on Cambodia in more than a decade; the Burma Studies conference has been held biennially since 1986. Both are expected to draw scholars from around the world. Also participating in the project, entitled Celebrating Creativity: Asian/Asian American Identities, are grant co-applicants Gregory Beyer (School of Music) and Helen Nagata (School of Art), who will lead the music and art cultural programming portion of the project, including the commissioning of two original music pieces and two major art exhibitions at the Jack Olson Gallery and the NIU Art Museum.