Borneo Studies Conference – Call for Papers

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to share the call for papers for the Universiti Brunei Darussalam – Borneo Studies Network conference on ″Borneo Within, Borneo Beyond‶ to be held at UBD from 30 June – 1 July 2021. For detailed information about the conference, please see the flyer below, or download a pdf version here.

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New Volume on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Asia-Pacific Region

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to announce the publication of a new book co-edited by two IAS staff members. The book is entitled New Frontiers in Asia-Pacific International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution and is published by Wolters Kluwer, It is edited by IAS Director, Associate Professor Bruno Jetin, IAS researcher, Assistant Professor Nobumichi Teramura, together with Professor Luke Nottage of the Sydney Law School, and Professor Shahla Ali of the University of Hong Kong. To quote from the description of this new volume, ″New Frontiers in Asia-Pacific International Arbitration and Dispute…

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IAS Welcomes Two New Researchers

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to announce that two new researchers have joined its staff: Dr. Lisa Arensen and Dr. Nobumichi Teramura. Dr. Arensen, is an Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia. Her research focuses on communities that have experienced environmental change, war, and displacement, particularly in Cambodia. Dr. Teramura is an Assistant Professor of ASEAN and Asia-Wide Regionalisation. His research focuses on legal integration in Asia and legal development for Southeast Asian nations severely affected by colonisation and the Cold War, including Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and…

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Paper on Elections in Fiji & the Soloman Islands

Associate Professor Paul J. Carnegie of the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) has just published a co-authored an introductory paper for a special issue of the Journal of Pacific Studies on the elections in Fiji (2018) and Solomon Islands (2019). To view this and the other papers in this special issue, please visit the Journal of Pacific Studies website. For more on Dr. Carnegie’s scholarship, please visit his IAS staff web page. Carnegie, P. J., Naidu, V. and Tarte, S. (2020). Elections and the chain of democratic choice. Journal of Pacific Studies, 40(2): 6-14.…

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MA and PhD in Asian Studies

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is now accepting applications for its MA and PhD in Asian studies by research programs.For more information about these programs and for links to the application and scholarship information, please visit the IAS Graduate Studies web page. for information about the MA and PhD in Asian Studies, and the UBD Admissions web page for application and scholarship information.The deadline for submission is 28 February 2021.

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IAS November 2020 Newsletter

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam is pleased to share its latest newsletter.Please scroll down to view the newsletter, or click here to download a pdf version with hyperlinks.

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Two New Books on Brunei Darussalam

Dr. Victor T. King of the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam and Dr. Stephen C. Druce of the Academy of Brunei Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam have just published two edited volumes with that cover a variety of issues pertaining to Bruneian society, both past and present.These two volumes have been published in the Routledge “Modern Anthropology of Southeast Asia” series.The first volume, entitled Origins, History and Social Structure in Brunei Darussalam, is a wide-ranging book that is the first to re-evaluate the early history and historiography of Brunei Darussalam, the origins of the sultanate, its genealogical…

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Seminar on the Kampong in the Singaporean Imaginary

Please join us at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday 11 November 2020 for a talk by Dr. Muhammad Arafat bin Mohamad, Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at UBD and an Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) Research Associate, on “Beyond Nostalgia: Kampong, Place, Personhood, and Belonging in Contemporary Singapore.”This seminar is jointly sponsored by IAS and FASS. For more details, please see the flyer below

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Victor T. King on Borneo Studies

Dr. Victor T. King, Professor of Borneo Studies at the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, sat down for a conversation about Borneo Studies, covering its past, present and future.Please view the video below to hear what Dr. King had to say.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6hUU8SFUog

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Meredian Alam on Youth Environmental Activism in Indonesia

Dr. Meredian Alam of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the Facultry of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) sat down for a conversation at the Institute of Asian Studies at UBD about his research on youth environmental activism in Indonesia. Please view the video to learn about this fascinating topic.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8qpSm3pdSA

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