Democracy and Human Rights in East and South-East Asia: Developments and Challenges
This event addresses recent political developments and the human rights situation in various countries in East and South-East Asia.
Scholars from the region and Lund University will discuss recent positive developments as well as setbacks and increasing repression in East and South-East Asia. The event will also addresses the role of scholars and the situation for academic freedom in the region.
The video installation INSIDE/OUTSIDE will be screened in the foyer. The piece is built on a concept by Nguyen Thanh Thuy, an artistic PhD student at the Malmö Academy of Music, and addresses gender issues in contemporary music culture in Vietnam. The installation is presented with support from the Inter Arts Center, Malmö. Further information about the installation.
The event is organized by the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies and open to the public. Welcome!
9.30-10.15 Democracy and Development in Southeast Asia: China’s Long Shadow, Benjamin Reilly, Murdoch University
10.15-10.30 Introduction to “Inside/Outside” a video installation, Nguyễn Thanh Thủy, Lund University
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Challenges for Democracy and Human Rights in Southeast Asia: ASEAN (Anders Uhlin, Lund University), Cambodia (Astrid Norén-Nilsson, Lund University), Thailand (Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Kyoto University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies)
13.30-14.30 Challenges for Democracy and Human Rights in East Asia: South Korea (Eric Mobrand, Seoul National University) and China (Marina Svensson, Lund University)
14.30-15.00 Education about, through and for Human Rights in East and South-East Asia, Alejandro Fuentes, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-16.30 Academic Freedom in East and Southeast Asia: Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies), Astrid Norén-Nilsson (Lund University), Monica Lindberg-Falk (Lund University), Marina Svensson (Lund University), Eric Mobrand (Seoul National University), Teng Biao (New York University Law School).
This event is part of the science week ‘Is the world becoming a better place', which takes place between 6-12 March.
See all the Centre's activities during this week
See all events during this week (in Swedish).
Join the science week kick-off with music and a choral performance in the main University building on Sunday 5 March between 17:00-18:30. The kick-off also presents discussions and students' views on the question "is the world becoming a better place?". We will also present what the week has in store. No registration is needed. Welcome!
Learn more about the science week launch.