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Lunch lecture by Tom Pepinsky "Migrants, Minorities, and Populism in Asia"

Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:30

Migrants, Minorities, and Populism in Asia

Abstract:
Populists in East and Southeast Asia generally refrain from invoking anti-migrant and anti-minority sentiments as part of their mobilizational strategies. This differentiates them from “exclusionary” populists in Europe, even though many Southeast Asian countries are diverse societies with long histories of migration and ethnic chauvinism. Because the categories of peoplehood that were set alongside the onset of mass politics at independence remain salient today, they constrain contemporary Asian populists’ rhetorical and mobilizational strategies—even in Southeast Asia’s diverse societies. The Asian experience reveals the importance of historical sequence in nationalist mobilization and mass incorporation in shaping popular identity, citizenship, and membership in contemporary populism.

Bio:
Thomas Pepinsky is Professor of Government and Director of the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University, and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He specializes in Southeast Asian politics, and his current research focuses on the political economy of identity, in Southeast Asia and beyond.

Time: Friday 21 February 2020, 12:00-13:30
Venue: NIAS meeting room, CSS Øster Farimagsgade 5, building 18, room 18.1.08

Please note that any recording of the lecture before prior approval from NIAS is NOT allowed!

Asia and Africa in Transition

Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:00 to Friday, October 23, 2020 - 16:00

In 2020, the annual ADI conference and the annual NNC conference will join forces with a number of globally oriented networks and centres at the University of Copenhagen.

The organisers are:

  • Asian Dynamics Initiative
  • NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
  • School of Global Health
  • Sustainability Science Centre
  • ThinkChina
  • UCPH Global Development

About the conference

Asia and Africa, with a population of 4.6 billion and 1.3 billion respectively, represent about 80 percent of the world’s population. Major changes have taken place both within and between the two continents in areas ranging from economic development, trade, health care, demography and climate to politics and entertainment, with impacts that reach out in many cases across the globe. The conference will focus on the multiple forms of linkages occurring between Asia and Africa in an increasingly multi-polar world. It will feature keynote speeches and a range of panels and roundtables across disciplines, temporalities and themes in the study of Asian and African dynamics.

Keynote Speakers

  •     Ching Kwan Lee, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles
  •     Jonathan Rigg, Professor and Chair in Human Geography at the University of Bristol
  •     Reiner Klingholz, Former Director of Berlin Institute for Population and Development


Deadline for submitting abstracts or full panel proposals: 15 April 2020
Proposals should be submitted via email to asia-africa-2020@ku.dk

For more information, please go to the conference website.

PhD Workshop
The conference will be preceeded by a PhD workshop, a seperate call will follow soon.
 

Gendering Tranformations: Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement

Date: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, October 30, 2020 - 14:00

Call for Papers, Panels and Posters

International Conference
7th Sino-Nordic Women and Gender Studies Conference

Gendering Transformations: Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement


 

Dates: October 28th-30th (Tuesday-Friday), 2020
Venue: National Central Library, Taiwan
Website: http://gender.ncl.edu.tw 

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Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to announce that the International Conference of Gendering Transformations― Feminist Knowledge Production and Trans/national Activist Engagement will be held in National Central Library, Taiwan from October 28th-30th, 2020. The conference will be a much needed gathering of socially-concerned scholars and activists who are thinking about and interfering into the intersectional inequalities, injustices, and exploitations. We invite gender studies scholars who are working within and across a number of disciplines, methodologies and intellectual traditions. The language of the conference will be English. Authors are invited to submit panel proposals or individual paper proposal to the Conference Submission System (http://journals.ncl.edu.tw/en/publications/call-for-proposal) or by using the Session Proposal Form by February 29, 2020. The abstract should be in English and have a length of approximately 300-500 words.

Topics for submission include but are not limited to:

  1. Bodies and Embodiments
  2. Gender and Care
  3. Gender and Politics
  4. Gender and/in Media
  5. Gender and/in Education
  6. Gender and Ableism
  7. Gender and/in Social Movements
  8. Gender, Medicine and Technology
  9. Gender, Economy, Work and Welfare
  10. Intimacies, Forms and Affects
  11. States, Regions and Globalizations
  12. Politics of Feminist Knowledge Production
  13. Feminisms and/ in Histories and Literatures
  14. Feminisms in Transition: Theories and Practices
  15. Migration Processes /Race/Gender/Class
  16. Gender, Arts and Institutions: Libraries and Museums


Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: February 29, 2020
Author Notification: April 30, 2020
Registration Open: May 1, 2020

Organizer:

National Central Library, Taiwan
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
Taiwanese Feminist Scholars Association