IAS Wednesday Seminar Series

Since 2012, the Wednesday Seminar series organised by IAS has become a staple feature for discussion and dialogue throughout the university. Speakers from a variety of backgrounds, including UBD faculty, experts from government ministries and other government agencies, the private sector and invited speakers based regionally, are invited to present on-going research or work on Asia.

In 2016, international scholars such as Assistant Professor Goodlander (Indiana University) presented her work on Southeast Asian puppetry and tradition in the IAS Wednesday Seminar Series. In 2015, Bruneian scholars were actively giving talks on a range of subjects, literature being one of them. Dr. Kathrina bte DP Haji Mohd Daud, for instance, on 26th of August 2015 gave a presentation on National Identity in Bruneian Literature. In 2014, presentations included work ranging from the religious conversions of Filipino workers in the Arab gulf region (Dr Naomi Hosoda, Kagawa University), to medical anthropology in the Malay world (Dr Saiful Islam, UBD) to Malay literature (Professor Henrik M.J. Maier, IAS), amongst others.

For inquiries regarding the seminar series, or if you are interested in presenting a seminar as part of the series, please contact bruno.jetin@ubd.edu.bn or mizanur.rahman@ubd.edu.bn.

The IAS Wednesday Seminar Series is held regularly during the academic semester in UBD. Seminars are held in the IAS meeting room (FASS 2.27), from 2.30pm to 4.00pm. All are welcome.

Seminar Series 2018

24 OCT

Dr. Stephen C. Druce (Academy of Brunei Studies, UBD)

1`7 OCT

Pg Dr Siti Rozaidah Pg Hj Idris (UBD School of Business and Economics)

10 OCT

Professor Jörn Dosch (University of Rostock)

03 OCT

Associate Professor Liam C. Kelley (IAS, UBD)


Seminar Series 2017

21 OCT

Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci (Regent’s University London, UK)

13 FEB

Professor David Shambaugh (George Washington University)

18 JAN

Associate Professor Dr. Johan Fischer (Roskilde University)

Seminar Series 2016



Associate Professor Bruno Jetin (UBD)


Associate Professor Simon Shen (Chinese University of Hong Kong)


Dr. Antonino Briguglio and Dr. Frank Dhont (UBD)

24 AUG

03 FEB

Re-Situating the Dutch-Aceh War in the Indian Ocean

Assistant Professor Joshua Gedacht (UBD)

13 JAN

Assistant Professor Jennifer Goodlander (Indiana University)

Seminar Series 2015

26 AUG

Dr. Kathrina bte DP Haji Mohd Daud (UBD)

19 AUG

Dr. Jaroslaw Suchoples (IKMAS, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

17 AUG

Indigenous Calendars – the Past, Present and Future

Dr. Merlin Franco (Fellow, Curtin Sarawak Research Institute, Curtin University)

18 MAR

“Stories through Memories”: Bruneian Experiences of World War II

Dr. Janet Marles (James Cook University, Australia), Dr. Maslin bin Haji Jukim (Universiti Brunei Darussalam), Dr. Frank Dhont (UBD)

11 MAR

Associate Professor Dr. Khairudin Aljunied (National University of Singapore)


Contested Religious Space in Jakarta: Negotiating Politics, Capital and Ethnicity

Dr. Hoon Chang Yau (Singapore Management University)


Dr. Gwenael Njoto-Feillard (ISEAS, Singapore)

20 JAN

Dr. Md Mizanur Rahman (ISAS, NUS Singapore)

19 JAN

Dr. Bruno Jetin (IRASEC, Bangkok, Universite Sorbonne Paris Cite)

Seminar Series 2014


Professor Bui The Cuong (Southern Institute of Social Sciences)


Professor Hans-Dieter Evers (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)


Dr. Hew Ching Sim (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)

26 MAR

Virginie Roseberg (Doctoral candidate, Anthropology, University of Western Australia)

17 MAR

Dr. Saiful Islam (UBD) and Associate Professor A.H.M. Zehadul Karim (Sociology and Anthropology, International Islamic University

12 MAR

Dr. Gabriel Facal (Institut de Recherches Asiatiques, Aix-Marseille Universite)


Associate Professor B.A Hussainmiya (UBD)

19 FEB

Professor Hendrik Menko J. Maier (UBD)

12 FEB

Professor Phil Steinberg (Dept of Geography, University of Durham)

Seminar Series 2013


Professor Solvay Gerke (Centre for Development Research, University of Bonn)

20 MAR

Professor Ooi Keat Gin (Visiting Professor, Academy of Brunei Studies, UBD)

13 MAR

Professor Lee Cheuk Yin (Country Advisor (China)/ Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore)


Seminar Series 2012

14 NOV

Prof Victor T. King (Emeritus Professor, Southeast Asian Studies, University of Leeds/Eminent Visiting Professor, IAS, UBD)

10 OCT

Associate Professor Narayanan Ganapathy (Sociology, National University of Singapore)



Nafis Muhammad Hanif (Law, University of Sydney)

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