FALL 2010 LECTURE SERIES

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September 10,  Donald Stadtner, Independent Scholar, Art History, The Sacred Sites of Burma

September 17,  Michael Laffan
, Dept. of History, Princeton University, The Makings of Indonesian Islam

September 24,  Suchitra Punyaratabhandhu, National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand, Participatory Governance in Thailand: A Regional Survey

October 1,  Chandra-nuj Mahakanjana, National Institute of Development Administration, Bangkok, Thailand and Tatchalerm Sudhipongpracha, PhD candidate, Public Administration and Political Science, NIU, Achieving Democratic Accountabiltiy in Thai Local Government

October 8,  Grant Olson, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, NIU, Thai Buddhism and Food: Creating a 'Good Life'

October 15,  John MacDougall, Independent Scholar, Social Anthropology, Bali in Transition: From the Cultural Exclusivism of the New Order to Inclusion in Today's Indonesian Leaders

October 22,  John J. Brandon, The Asia Foundation; Niti Pawakapan, Anthropology, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; and Danny Unger, Dept. of Political Science, NIU,Thailand's Political Mayhem, 2010
>SPECIAL NOTE: This lecture will take place in Room 100 of the Campus Life Building (rather than Room 110). The lecture will be followed by a roundtable discussion between 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The three speakers will take questions from the audience.

October 29,  Ratanaporn Sethakul, Dept. of History, Payap University, Thailand, The Kengtung Wars: King Mongkut's Military Misadventures in the Shan State of Northern Burma?

November 5, Niti Pawakapan, Anthropology, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, A Border Town Transformed

November 12, No lecture

November 19,  Eric Jones, Dept. of History, NIU, The Value of Study Abroad: Engaged Learning Through Global Engagement
>SPECIAL NOTE: This lecture is part of an International Programs luncheon, and will be held from 11:45 - 1:30 p.m., in the Holmes Student Center Sky Room. This event is part of International Week and is co-sponsored by the Division of International Programs, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and Phi Beta Delta (a light lunch will be served).