Photo Essay of World Cultural Heritage Sites
This week in the SEAC Blog, grad student Khathaleeya Liamdee shares a delightful photo essay about some of the many World Cultural Heritage sites in Southeast Asia. She writes that "getting to know [these sites] is a gateway to explore and learn." So, start exploring!
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Therese Caouette: Health and Human Rights of Migration in Myanmar
Wednesday, April 29, 5:30-6:30 pmUW William H. Gates Hall, Room 133
Therese Caouette, MPH, is the Executive Director of Partners Asia and affiliate faculty at the University of Washington and Seattle University.
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Filipino Night: Finding my Pin@ay
Saturday, April 25, 5:30 pmUW, Kane Hall
Hosted by the Filipino-American Students Association, Filipino Night has been a tradition for over 20 years. It is a means to showcase the talents and potentials of the active members of FASA to both the UW community as well as the community of the greater Seattle area. Additionally, it is a night to raise awareness of current and historical issues Filipino-Americans face. This year FASA will present an original screenplay! The night also includes food, a silent auction and exhibit.
Indonesian Festival: Keraton
Saturday, May 2, 3:00-9:00 pmUW, Red Square
Hosted by the Indonesian Students Association, Keraton is an annual event that attracts hundreds of guests from around the Puget Sound. Watch incredible Indonesian dance and music performances, also participate in traditional Indonesian games. And of course, eat some very delicious Indonesian food. All these highlights are thoroughly selected to showcase the indigenous Indonesian culture. It will most definitely be an evening to remember.
Thailand: The Failure of Democracy - From Field Marshall Sarit Thanarat to General Prayut Chan-ocha
Wednesday, May 20, 3:30-5:00 pmUW Thomson Hall, Room 317
A Presentation by UW Professor Emeritus Charles Keyes, who writes:
In December 2014 and early January 2015 my wife, Jane, and I were in Thailand once again – perhaps concluding over a half-century of deep involvement with the country. That Thailand was once again under military rule as it had been when we first arrived in Thailand in August 1962 was distressing and saddening. The political history of Thailand from the late 1950s until today can be summarized as being from Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat, the military dictator from 1958 to 1963, to General Prayut Chan-ocha, the head of the military junta that seized power in May 2014. Both based their domination of the political order on the assumption that only military rule could ensure order and protect the institution of the monarchy. Thai society is not, however, the same in 2014-15 as it was in 1958-73 when Sarit and his chosen successors ruled the country. In this talk I reflect on why there has to date been a failure of democracy in Thailand and then examine the contemporary conditions that may finally make military dictatorship untenable, but perhaps also lead to more political turmoil in the kingdom of no longer smiling Thai.
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