Workshop

Logistics of Asia-Led Globalization: Infrastructure, Software, Labor

Workshop Directors Brett Neilson Research Director, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney b.neilson@uws.edu.au Ranabir Samaddar Director, Calcutta Research Group ranabir@mcrg.ac.in Workshop Participants Majed Akhter, Assistant Professor, Geography, Indiana University Bloomington “An infrastructural approach to region: Corridor controversies, emergent Asias, and the afterlives of the developmental state” Paula Banerjee, Professor, South and Southeast Asian Studies, Calcutta University “Multiplying Insecurity” Giorgio Grappi, Research fellow, Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna “Corridors as political discourse? Decoding the language of logistical governance” Rolien Hoyng, Visiting Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies, Lingnan University “Multiplying logistics: undoing and redoing categorization in e-waste recycling …

Mecca InterAsia

Organized in association with the Muhammad Alagil Chair in Arabia Asia Studies, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore Workshop Directors Cemil Aydin Associate Professor, Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill caydin@email.unc.edu Engseng Ho Professor of History and Anthropology, Duke University; Muhammad Alagil Distinguished Visiting Professor in Arabia Asia Studies, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore engseng.ho@duke.edu Workshop Participants Jawaher Al Sudairy, Research Fellow, Evidence for Policy Design, Harvard University “The State Within: The Burmese Community in Makkah” Guy Burak, The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Librarian, Division of Libraries, New York University “Mecca, Its …

The Social Economy and Alternative Development Models in Asia

Workshop Directors Euiyoung Kim Professor and Director, Political Science and International Relations, Institute for Korean Politics, Seoul National University euiyoungkim@snu.ac.kr Hiroki Miura Researcher, Institute of Korean Political Studies, Seoul National University sugeun@msn.com Workshop Participants Bipasha Baruah, Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, Western University “Social Innovation and Gender Equality in India: Moving Beyond the Numbers Game” (Mohammad) Anwar Hossen, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Dhaka “Village as the Model Organization for Sustainable Development in Bangladesh” Yu Huang, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong “‘Get Organized!:’ Contradictions between Capital and Labor …

Seminar by APN Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Jeremiah Arowosegbe at Columbia University

African Peacebuilding Network (APN) 2015 residential postdoctoral fellow Dr. Jeremiah Arowosegbe presented a seminar at the Institute of African Studies (IAS), Columbia University, New York, December 9, 2015. Dr. Arowosegbe’s presentation, titled “Ethnic Minorities and Land Conflicts in Southwestern Nigeria,” discussed the often neglected insecurities caused by land conflict in southwestern Nigeria. The seminar was moderated by Professor Mamadou Diouf, director of IAS and SSRC board of directors chair. Dr. Arowosegbe stressed the importance of identity formation in Nigerian statebuilding, paying special attention to migrant and native populations. He also addressed the history of land use in southwestern Nigeria, mentioning the …

APN 2015 Grantee Workshop II in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN), in collaboration with the Institute of Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, held its second training workshop for the program’s 2015 cohort of individual research grantees and residential postdoctoral fellows. The event, which took place December 2–4, 2015, focused on the writing and dissemination of grantees’ and fellows’ project findings. Through a series of presentations and one-on-one interactions with experts in the field of peacebuilding, participants were given practical skills to translate their evidence-based research into high-quality, peer-reviewed publications following their six-month fieldwork and three-month postdoctoral residences, respectively. Emphasis was also placed on making …

Meeting of the SSRC Working Group on China-Africa

The SSRC Working Group on China-Africa and a number of colleagues convened at the SSRC in New York over two days to discuss the project’s work and future goals. The Working Group and partners provided continued advice and guidance for a planning process to help identify priorities and design a substantial intervention or series of interventions in research collaboration and capacity building. Discussions spanned the emerging areas of China-Africa research and challenges and capacity gaps in teaching the next generation of scholars, among a number of other topics.

Seminar in New York by APN Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Gbemisola Animasawun

African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Residential Postdoctoral Fellow (2014) Dr. Gbemisola Animasawun presented a seminar at the Institute of African Studies, Columbia University, New York, December 12, 2014. His presentation, titled “The ‘Booboisie,’ Conflict Drivers, and Peacebuilding in Lagos and Accra Informal Economies,” stressed the need for more localized peace research and the setup of early warning mechanisms to deter future conflicts and called upon policymakers and practitioners to better engage with actors of these informal economies. The seminar was facilitated by professor Abosede George of Barnard College. Dr. Animasawun visited New York at the conclusion of his three month fellowship …

“After Neoliberalism?” The Future of Postneoliberal State and Society in Asia

Workshop Directors Emel Akçali Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations and European Studies Central European University AkcaliE@ceu.hu Ho-Fung Hung Associate Professor, Department of Sociology Johns Hopkins University hofung@jhu.edu Lerna K. Yanik Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration Kadir Has University lerna.yanik@khas.edu.tr Workshop Participants Bipasha Baruah, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, Department of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, Western University “NGOs as Intermediaries in Pro-Poor Electrification in India: Urban Development in a Postneoliberal Era?” Thiem Hai Bui, PhD Candidate, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland “In Search of a …

Inequalities in Asian Societies: Bringing Back Class Analysis

Workshop Directors Deniz Yükseker Associate Professor, Sociology Department Koç University DYUKSEKER@ku.edu.tr Ching Kwan Lee Professor of Sociology University of California, Los Angeles cklee@soc.ucla.edu Can Nacar Assistant Professor, Department of History Koç University CNACAR@KU.EDU.TR Workshop Participants Dennis Arnold, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development, University of Amsterdam “Class Fragments and Emerging Forms: Political Agency and Economic Transition in Cambodia” Alpkan Birelma, PhD candidate, Ataturk Institute, Bogazici University “Working-class Subjectivities: A View of Capitalism from Below” Hae Yeon Choo, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, Mississauga “In the Shadow of Working Men: Gendered Labor and Migrant …

Asian Early Modernities: Empires, Bureaucrats, Confessions, Borders, Merchants

Workshop Directors Kaya Sahin Assistant Professor, Department of History Indiana University iksahin@indiana.edu Hendrik Spruyt Norman Dwight Harris Professor of International Relations; Director, Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies Northwestern University h-spruyt@northwestern.edu Workshop Participants Christopher P. Atwood, Professor of Mongolian Studies, Central Eurasian Studies Department and adjunct professor of History at Indiana University (Bloomington) “Partners in Profit: Empires, Merchants, and Local Governments in the Mongol Empire and Qing Mongolia” Cemil Aydin, Associate Professor, History Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “Transformation of Inter-Asian Regional Connections from Early Modern to Modern Period” Hayden Bellenoit (in absentia), Associate Professor, Department of …

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