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 add some concluding remarks…

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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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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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