Workshop

SSRC-DFG Workshop: “Polarization, Institutional Design and the Future of Representative Democracy”

http://www.democratic-anxieties.eu/berlin/   This workshop, held in Berlin, Germany, continued the partnership between SSRC’s Anxieties of Democracy program and the Democratic Anxieties project supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The workshop provided an opportunity for American and German scholars of political institutions to present their research. Topics included legislative polarization, democratic institutional safeguards, the positives and setbacks of majoritarian institutions, and more.

SSRC-IFS Workshop: “Performance of Democracies”

https://www.bsg.ox.ac.uk/news/democracy-retreat-anxieties-democracy-programme   This workshop, held at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government, was the first in a series of convening’s organized as part of a collaboration between the SSRC’s Anxieties of Democracy program and our namesake Swedish partner program, The Anxieties of Democracy Program. The workshop addressed the question of democratic performance, and why democracies are sometimes outperformed by autocracies. Topics included political legitimacy, socio-economic inequality, control of corruption, and sustainable public finances. The workshop was generously supported by the Swedish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Institute for Future Studies.

APN Training Workshop II on Writing and Dissemination

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN), in collaboration with the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Makerere University, held its second training workshop for the program’s 2016 cohort of individual research grantees at the Lake Victoria Serena Resort in Kampala, Uganda, on December 14-16, 2016. The workshop focused on the writing and dissemination of grantees’ research findings following six months of APN-supported field-based research projects. Combining lectures, working group sessions, and one-on-one dialogues with mentors who are also well-published experts in the field of peacebuilding, grantees were able to engage with each other, network, and get constructive feedback on their …

Mediatized Populism across InterAsia

Organized by InterAsia Transregional Virtual Research Institute, “Media, Activism and the New Political” Workshop Directors Paula Chakravartty Associate Professor, Gallatin School, Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University puc1@nyu.edu Zeynep Gambetti Associate Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Bogaziçi University gambetti@boun.edu.tr Srirupa Roy Director and Professor, Centre for Modern Indian Studies and Political Science, University of Göttingen sroy@uni-goettingen.de Workshop Participants Miriyam Aouragh, Leverhulme Fellow, Communication And Media Research Institute, University of Westminster “Mediating the Makhzan: Counter-revolution & populism in the digital age” Ergin Bulut, Assistant Professor, Media and Visual Arts, Koç University and Erdem Yörük, Assistant Professor, Sociology, Koç University “Contentious …

Conviviality beyond the Urban Centre: Theorizing the “Marginal Hub”

Workshop Directors Magnus Marsden Professor of Social Anthropology and Director of the Sussex Asia Centre, University of Sussex M.Marsden@sussex.ac.uk Madeleine Reeves Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Manchester Madeleine.Reeves@manchester.ac.uk Workshop Participants Itty Abraham, Associate Professor, Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore “Poaching as Conviviality in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands” Kalzang Dorjee Bhutia, Lecturer, Religious Studies, Grinnell College and Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Grinnell College “Alternative Geographies of Global Connection: The Making and Unmaking of Conviviality among Buddhist Hubs of the Tea Horse Road” Thomas Chambers, Teaching Fellow, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex “Scaling Conviviality: The Spatial …

Forced Migration in/of Asia: Connections, Convergences, Comparisons

Workshop Directors Elaine Lynn-Ee Ho Associate Professor, Geography, National University of Singapore elaine.ho@nus.edu.sg Cabeiri Robinson Associate Professor, International Studies & Anthropology, University of Washington cdr33@uw.edu Workshop Participants Josee Huennekes, PhD Candidate, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology “Remittances and Responsibilities among Rohingya Families in Kuala Lumpur’s Suburbs” Umut Korkut, Reader (Associate Professor), Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University “The Discursive governance of forced migration management: The Turkish shift from reticence to activism in Asia” Sang Kook Lee, Associate Professor, Cultural Anthropology, Yonsei University “From Activists to Entrepreneurs: Burmese Refugees in South Korea” Kirsten Mcconnachie, …

Frontier Assemblages: Political Economies of Margins and Resource Frontiers in Asia

Workshop Directors Michael Eilenberg Associate Professor, Culture and Society, Aarhus University etnome@cas.au.dk Jason Cons Research Assistant Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin jasoncons@utexas.edu Workshop Participants Zachary Anderson, PhD Candidate, Geography and Planning, University of Toronto “Pragmatism and politics: Translating the green economy in an Indonesian frontier” Young Rae Choi, Graduate Student (Post-Defense), Geography, Ohio State University “Spaces of sustainability? China’s coastal reclamation boom and the sustainability controversy” Michael Dwyer, Associate Researcher, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern “Concession development: Timber financing and risk modulation at Southeast Asia’s upland frontier” Gökçe Günel, Lecturer in …

Genealogies of Financialization: Reframing Sovereignty in Asia (1600–present)

Workshop Directors Sankaran Krishna Professor of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa krishna@hawaii.edu Saeyoung Park Assistant Professor, Modern Korean Studies, Leiden University spark34@jhu.edu Workshop Participants Colin Agur, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Law School, Yale University “Communication Technology, Illicit Flows of Capital, and State-Society Tensions” Giulia Dal Maso, PhD Candidate, Cultural Studies, Institute for Culture and Society “Past and present mass financialization: continuity in state legitimation” Laura Elder, Assistant Professor, Global Studies, Saint Mary’s College Notre Dame “Banking Like a State: An alternative genealogy of Islamic finance” Harald Fuess, Professor, Cultural Economic History, Heidelberg University “Undermining the Sovereignty of Korea? Capital …

Geo-political Economies of (Post) Developmental Urbanization in East Asia

Workshop Directors Jamie Doucette Lecturer, School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester jamie.doucette@manchester.ac.uk Bae-Gyoon Park Professor, Geography Education, Seoul National University geopbg@snu.ac.kr Workshop Participants Carolyn Cartier, Professor of Geography and China Studies, School of International Studies, University of Technology Sydney “‘Cut from the County’: Mao-era Cities and their Territorial Legacies in Contemporary China” Eli Friedman, Assistant Professor, International and Comparative Labor, Cornell University “Just-in-Time Urbanization? Managing migration, citizenship, and schooling in the Chinese city” Jim Glassman, Professor, Geography, University of British Columbia “Developmental Bureaucratic States, Developmental Network States and the Geopolitical Economy of Cold War Industrialization in Ulsan and …

Knowledge Mobilities and the Prospects for InterAsian Urbanisation

Workshop Directors Francis Collins Senior Lecturer, Geography, School of Environment, University of Auckland f.collins@auckland.ac.nz Kong Chong Ho Associate Professor, Sociology, National University of Singapore sochokc@nus.edu.sg Workshop Participants Jacqueline Armijo, Associate Professor, International Affairs, Qatar University “Islamic Knowledge Mobilities, DragonMart, and the Growing Chinese Muslim Community in Dubai” Sujin Eom, PhD Candidate, Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley “The Idea of Chinatown: Policy Mobilities and the Making of New Economic Imaginations in South Korea” Maureen Hickey, Instructor, International and Global Studies Program, Portland State University “‘English Fever,’ Migrant Teachers, and Cosmopolitan Aspirations in an Interconnected Asia” Nithila Kanagasabai, Junior Research Fellow, Advanced …

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