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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IAS Working Paper on Illegal fishing and Maritime Co-ordination in Brunei’s EEZ

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce the publication of IAS Working Paper No 61: Illegal Fishing and the Challenges of Maritime Co-ordination in Brunei’s EEZ by Ade Roddiane bin Haji Mohd Rosdi and Paul J. Carnegie.Please see below for details.Abstract: The South China Sea is a significant maritime region both strategically and economically. Its valuable resources provide major economic benefits for the countries of the surrounding region. Maintaining the maritime security of Brunei’ territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) against illegal activity is key to ensuring the long-term viability of its benefits…

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IAS Supervises Award Winners

In addition to conducting research, the staff members of the Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) also teach and supervise students in various faculties at the university. Associate Professor Paul J. Carnegie recently had the privilege of supervising two award-winning students.The two UBD students, Caroline Anne Yong Suk Zhen (above left) and Siu Tzyy Wei (above right), recently won a Special Recognition Award at the 2020 ASEAN-Korea Academic Essay Contest for their submission titled Of Digital Divides and Paradigm Shifts: A Letter to the Future.The contest was organized by the ASEAN-Korea Centre, Korea National Diplomatic…

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IAS Working Paper on Notions of Masculinity among Young Malay Men

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam is pleased to announce the publication of IAS Working Paper No 62: Changing Notions of Masculinity among Young Malay Men in Brunei Darussalam by T.P.M. Adi Nabil Fadzillah and Chang-Yau Hoon. Please see below for details.Abstract: This paper explores various notions of masculinity among young Malay men in Brunei Darussalam. Using interview data from 16 male and female informants, it elucidates other forms of self-expressions and identities in contrast to the stereotypical and traditional notion of masculinity. While the data attest to the normative values and ways of being men recognized…

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Webinar & Book Launch 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 host a webinar and book launch entitled: “New Frontiers in Asia-Pacific International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution: Webinar & Book Launch.” What are the current and potential repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, for FTAs and international investment in the Asia-Pacific region? A panel of experts will briefly discuss, in roundtable format, developments in India, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia, and in so doing, will draw on their recently published volume, “New Frontiers in Asia-Pacific International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution” (Kluwer 2021). Dr Michael Hwang SC will…

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Seminar on Rizal and the Analytics of Malayness

Please join us at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday 10 February 2021 for a talk by Dr. Rommel Curaming, Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of History and International Relations in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), on “The Analytical is Politcal: Rizal and the Rethinking of the Analytics of Malayness.”For more information, please see the flyer below.

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New Article on Human Security in Southeast Asia

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to share information about a new journal article on human security in Southeast Asia.The article is entitled “Human Security, Marginality and Precariousness in Southeast Asia,” and is authored by IAS staff members Professor Victor T. King, Associate Professor Paul J. Carnegie, and IAS Research Associate Assistant Professor Magne Knudsen.Appearing in the International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, the abstract of the article is as follows:″Besides the more obvious threats and impediments to human security posed by conflict or natural disaster, a central problem in examining and…

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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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