The Asia Research Institute (ARI) was established as a university-level institute in July 2001 as one of the strategic initiatives of the National University of Singapore (NUS). It aims to provide a world-class focus and resource for research on the Asian region, located at one of its communication hubs. ARI engages the social sciences broadly defined, and especially interdisciplinary frontiers between and beyond disciplines. One of ARIís aims is to foster research on Southeast Asia, in particular by scholars from the region. To this end, it conducts the Asian Research Scholars Programme, bringing more than 30 such graduate students to Singapore each year for a two and a half month period of research, mentoring and participation in an academic writing workshop. Towards the end of this period, we hold the Asian Graduate Forum.
The 6th Asian Graduate Forum is one of ARI's flagship events, a three-day workshop for graduate students who work on Southeast Asia. Held toward the end of the Asian Research Scholars Programme 2011, the Forum provides a platform for postgraduate students who are at an advanced stage to present their work, and also to communicate and interact, as they mature into the next generation of academic leaders.
The participants include ARI's Asian scholars, as well as graduate students from Singapore and other parts of the world. The unifying factor is that the research is on Southeast Asia, although the sessions are organised thematically around issues in Asian dynamics of religion, politics, economy, gender, culture, language, migration, urbanism, science and technology, population and social change, etc. In addition to student presentations, three experts of the region share their insights on challenges and issues facing contemporary social science scholarship in Southeast Asia.
Admission is free. Kindly register early as seats are available on a first come, first served basis. We would gratefully request that you RSVP to Valerie Yeo e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your name, email, designation, organization and contact number.
Prof Gavin JONES, Asia Research Institute and Department of Sociology, NUS (Chair)
A/P Michael FEENER Asia Research Institute and Department of History, NUS
Dr Patrick DALY, Asia Research Institute & University Scholars Programme, NUS
Dr CHEE Heng Leng, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Dr Maria Wendy PLATT, Asia Research Institute, NUS
A/P Titima SUTHIWAN, Centre for Language Studies, NUS
Prof Thongchai WINICHAKUL, Asia Research Institute, NUS
Ms Valerie YEO
Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore
Level 10 Tower Block, 469A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259770
Tel: (65) 6516 5279
Fax: (65) 6779 1428