SPRING 2010 LECTURE SERIES

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January 22:  Kenton Clymer, NIU, Dept. of History
The Trial of Gordon S. Seagrave, the Burma Surgeon for High Treason

January 29:  Rosalie Arcala Hall, visiting Fulbright Scholar at Loyola
From Rebels to Soldiers: The Integration of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Falintil Combatants
into the Philippine and East Timorese Armed Forces

February 5:  James Collins, Director, NIU, Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Dictionaries, Malay Dictionaries, and the NIU Dictionary of Malay

February 12:  Mace Bentley, NIU, Dept. of Geography
Enriching the Southeast Asian Classroom through Emerging Technology

February 19:  Kikue Hamayotsu, NIU, Dept. of Political Science
Crises of Identity in PAS and Beyond: Islam and Politics in Post-March 8 Malaysia

February 26:  Scott LaDeur, NIU, Dept. of Political Science (PhD Cand)
The Impact of Middle Powers on Congressional Foreign Policy Legislation: The Cases of Thailand and Indonesia 1993-2008

March 5:  Rattana Lao, Columbia University, Comparative & International Educational Development
(PhD Cand)
Privatizing Thailand: The Autonomous University Act of 2003

March 12:  No speaker (Spring Break)

March 19:  Barbara Watson-Andaya, Director, University of Hawai?I at Manoa,
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Christianity, Religion and Identity in a Muslim Environment: Mother Maria, Queen of Larantuka (Indonesia)
(in conjunction with Andaya?s keynote talk at SEA Student Conference)

March 26:  Suchit Bunbongkarn, Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University
Thailand 101: Who, What, When, Where, and How
 

April 2:  Amy Singer, Knox College (IL), Dept. of Anthro/Sociology
Organic, Artisanal, Fancy, Salty: The Romance of Balinese Foods in American Markets

April 9:  Jason Nguyen, Indiana University (Master?s Candidate), Ethnomusicology
A Brief Introduction to the Vietnamese Dan Bau

April 16:  No speaker. (Michael Laffan's talk has been canceled.)

April 23:  Martha Ratliff, Wayne State University
Loanwords in Hmong: Report from the Loanword Typology Project
(in conjunction with the release of Ratliff?s book, Meaningful Tone, a study of tonal morphology in compounds, form classes, and expressive phrases in White Hmong, by Northern Illinois University Press, April 2010)

April 30:  No speaker (Reading Day)