Working Paper on Digital Divides and Paradigm Shifts in the Time of COVID-19

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce the publication of IAS Working Paper No 64: Digital Divides and Paradigm Shifts in the Time of COVID-19 by Caroline Anne Yong Suk Zhen, Siu Tzyy Wei, and Paul J. Carnegie. Please see below for details.Abstract: This paper considers whether regional digital partnership offers an effective strategy for post-pandemic recovery. To ground the paper in critical reflection, we combine personal impressions of our current situation with a discussion of the ways to achieve meaningful digital partnership. Drawing on work as varied as Thomas Kuhn, Bong Joon-ho, Nikolai…

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IAS April 2021 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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Liam C. Kelley on Vietnamese History & Area/Asian Studies

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to share a video interview with Dr. Liam C. Kelley of IAS on Vietnamese History & Area/Asian Studies. For more information about Dr. Kelley, please visit his IAS staff page:https://ias.ubd.edu.bn/liam-kelley/ Articles mentioned in the video: Liam C. Kelley, “The Decline of Asian Studies in the West and the Rise of Knowledge Production in Asia: An Autoethnographic Reflection on Mobility, Knowledge Production, and Academic Discourses,” Research in Comparative and International Education Vol. 15, Issue 3 (2020): 273-290. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745499920946224 Liam C. Kelley, “The Centrality of ‘Fringe History’: Diaspora, the Internet and a…

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Lisa Arensen on Post-conflict Landscapes and Protected Areas in Cambodia

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to share a video interview with Dr. Lisa Arensen of IAS on post-conflict landscapes and protected areas in Cambodia. For more on Dr. Arensen, please visit her IAS staff page:https://ias.ubd.edu.bn/lisa-arensen/ Articles mentioned in the video: Lisa Arensen (2016). ‘All Newcomers Now’: Narrating Social and Material Aspects of Post-war Resettlement in Northwest Cambodia. Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Vol. 47, Issue 1: 24-41. doi:10.1017/S0022463415000454 Lisa Arensen (2012). Displacement, Diminishment, and Ongoing Presence: The State of Local Cosmologies in Northwest Cambodia in the Aftermath of War. Asian Ethnology, Vol. 71, Issue 2:…

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Video of a Webinar on the Repercussions of COVID-19 on FTAs and International Investment in the Asia-Pacific

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to share a video of a webinar and book launch entitled: “New Frontiers in Asia-Pacific International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution: Webinar & Book Launch.”On 25 February 2021, a panel of experts discussed, in roundtable format, the current and potential repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, for FTAs and international investment in India, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia, and in so doing, drew upon their recently published volume, New Frontiers in Asia-Pacific International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (Kluwer 2021).The webinar was chaired by A/Professor Bruno Jetin and Dr Nobumichi…

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Seminar on the Iban of Brunei Darussalam

Please join us at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday 24 March 2021 for a talk by Professor Victor T. King (IAS) and Dr. Magne Knudsen (FASS) on “The Iban of Brunei Darussalam: Case Studies of Change and Response among a Minority Population in Temburong.”For more information, please see the flyer below.

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IAS Working Paper on the EU and ASEAN Responses to COVID-19

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce the publication of IAS Working Paper No 63: How will the COVID-19 pandemic affect the regions? A comparative analysis of the EU and ASEAN by Bruno Jetin. Please see below for details. Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic calls for a collective response at the global and regional level. Otherwise, some nations may be left behind and the potential for the contagion to return remains high. As advanced regional blocs, the EU and ASEAN have a major responsibility to their members for coordinating health protection measures and access to…

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Seminar on Foreign Direct Investment in Cambodia

The Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) and the Centre for Advanced Research (CARe) will host a seminar at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday 24 February 2021 on “Does Foreign Aid Promote Foreign Direct Investment in Cambodia?” by Dr. Ly Slesman @ Sulaiman bin Mohd Ali. For more information, please see the flyer below.

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