Month: January 2021

FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles across Southeast Asia: Punk and Peace in Myanmar: Music for a Better Society

A film screening of Punk Rock Buddha (running time 26 minutes), The Good Road collection. The screening will be followed by a 30-minutes conversation (in Burmese) with Kyaw Kyaw, the film’s protagonist and lead vocalist of the best-known punk band Rebel Riot.

/ January 21, 2021

FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles across Southeast Asia: Film Screening – “A River Changes Course”

Film screening of "A River Changes Course", winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, followed by dialogue with Executive Producer and renowned Khmer researcher of genocide, Mr Youk Chhang.

/ January 20, 2021

Sovicheth Meta, our new board member: Her take on Genocide Education and Empathy

As one of the generation born 20 years after the genocidal regime in my country, I am optimistic that peace, justice, and harmony will prevail when we stand in solidarity to speak out and stand up against all forms of hatred, discrimination, racism, and social injustice.

/ January 13, 2021

FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles across Southeast Asia: A Burma Film Screening and Reflection

Join a screening of Deafening Silence followed by a 20-minute dialogue between it's director, Holly Fisher, and the two activists from Burma, Naw May-Oo Mutraw and Maung Zarni.

/ January 11, 2021

Universities, Academic Censorship & Intellectual Un-Freedoms: How ASEAN States Make Their Peoples Unable to Think

This FORSEA Dialogue will explore the multiple ways in which ASEAN states execute the suppression of intellectual freedom, particularly within their state-run university systems, FORSEA’s in-depth dialogue series is bringing together a group of scholars who specialize in Southeast Asian affairs.

/ January 7, 2021

What is Activism?

Activism is Community, striving to end inhumanity, injustices, exploitation, and oppression.

/ January 6, 2021

Condemning NUS Press for Obstructing Academic Freedom

FORSEA condemns NUS Press’ blatant censorship of a book critical of the Thai monarchy, and urges all members of the academic community who are involved with NUS Press to uphold the principle of academic freedom by refraining from lending their legitimacy and credibility to NUS Press as an act of scholarly solidarity.

/ January 5, 2021

China’s Debt Trap Diplomacy: Is ASEAN a Victim?

Is the China debt-trap diplomacy real in the form of a calculated move by China to seize strategic assets to further its geopolitical ambitions as an emerging superpower? Or is a misuse of language to describe a common phenomenon depicting the need and greed of financially incompetent borrowers?

/ January 4, 2021
Coup, King, Crisis cover FORSEA

Now Published: Coup, King, Crisis: A Critical Interregnum in Thailand

The prospects of the inevitable end of the Bhumibol era loomed large over 21st century Thailand. Events have now taken their course and King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been crowned. The new King is beginning to make his presence felt, but in important ways, Thailand is still in an interregnum: a time when the old order is dying but a new...

/ January 3, 2021