Southeast Asia in Transition: 2022 Webinar Series

This series of four webinars explores how communities in the region are experiencing the economic, social, and cultural dislocations of these transformations. We focus on forests, rivers, documentarians and writers, and Imaging Environmental Futures.

In recent decades, people living in Southeast Asia have witnessed major shifts from predominantly subsistence agriculture to industrializing economies, with attendant changes in migration, crop production systems, and major infrastructure (roads, dams, industrial estates). This series of four webinars explores how communities in the region are experiencing the economic, social, and cultural dislocations of these transformations. We focus on forests, rivers, documentarians and writers, and Imaging Environmental Futures.

Webinar #1
People and Their Forests
Date & Time: February 22, 2022, 2:00 – 3:30pm HST

Panelists: Ahmad Dhiaulhaq (Senior Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature); Micah R. Fisher (Fellow, East-West Center, Research Program); Naw Pe Tha Law (Advocate, Chiang Mai); Courtney Work (Associate Prof, National Chengchi University)
Moderator: Daniel Ahlquist (Assistant Professor, James Madison College, Michigan State University)
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Webinar #2
March 22, Tuesday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm HST
Changing Lives of Southeast Asian Rivers

Speakers:

  • Dr. Rita PadawangiSingapore University of Social Sciences
  • Ms. Pai DeetesINGO International Rivers
  • Dr. Kanokwan ManoromUbon Ratchathani University
  • Dr. Ming Li YongEast-West Center

Moderator: Dr. Chayanis Krittasudthacheewa (Stockholm Environment Institute, Asia)
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Webinar #3
April 26, Tuesday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm HST
Chroniclers of Transitions: Documentarians and Writers

Speakers:

  • Emily Hong, Assistant Professor & Documentarian, Haverford College
  • Kalyanee Mam, Documentarian & Storyteller
  • Tosca Santoso, Journalist, Author of Sarongge, & Coffee Farmer

Moderator: Dr. David Feingold (Anthropologist, Documentary Filmmaker)
Part of the Southeast Asia in Transition Series
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Webinar #4
May 24, Tuesday, 2:00pm – 3:30pm HST
Imagining Environmental Futures in SEA: Mekong 2030
Speakers:

  • Kulikar Sotho, Cambodia, Director, “Soul River”
  • Anysay Keola, Laos, Director, “The Che Brother”
  • Alex Curran-Cardarelli, Producer, MEKONG 2030
  • Sean Chadwell, Associate Producer, MEKONG 2030, and executive director of the Luang Prabang Film Festival

Part of the Southeast Asia in Transition Series
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