Fall 2015 Lecture Series 

►All lectures take place Fridays at 12 noon in Room 100 Campus Life Building, unless otherwise noted.

►All lectures are free and open to the public.

Friday, September 4

Jennifer Goodlander, Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance, Indiana University

Lecture title: Female Characters/Female Selves: Gender and Tradition in Balinese Shadow Play

Friday, September 11

Laura Junker, Anthropology, University of Illinois, Chicago

Lecture title: Ecological Changes Wrought by Economic Choices During the Development of a Philippine Chiefdom at Tanjay

Friday, September 18


Friday, September 25

Kanjana Thepboriruk, Foreign Languages & Literatures, NIU

Lecture title: Thai in Diaspora: Language and Identity in Los Angeles, California

Friday, October 2

Alan Potkin, adjunct, NIU

Lecture title: The Visualization Toolbox in Evaluating Paraonic Chinese Hydropower Schemes in Yunnan, PRC, and in Mainland Southeast Asia

Friday, October 9

John Brandon, director of international relations, Asia Foundation

Lecture title: Political Instability and the Role of the Military in Thailand: Historical Context, Current Events and Outlook

Friday, October 16

Eunsook Jung, Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Lecture title: Perverse Outcomes Through Strategic Interaction in Indonesia's Democracy

Friday, October 23

          Sonja Downing, Music, Lawrence University  

          Lecture title: Gamelan Girls in Competition: Recent Developments in Balinese Young Female Music Groups

Friday, October 30

Jui-Ching Wang and the Bali Study Abroad Group, NIU

Lecture title: How Far Did We Go? Way Beyond Tourism

*This lecture will be held at the Music Building Recital Hall

Friday, November 6

Susan Russell, Anthropology, and Rhodalyne Gallo-Crail, Foreign Languages & Literatures, NIU

Lecture title: Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad to the Philippines

Friday, November 13

Dian Ratna Sawitri, Psychology, Diponegoro University

Lecture: Culture, Congruence, and Indonesian Adolescent Career Development

Friday, November 20

Ingrid Jordt, Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Lecture: Aspirational State Politics and Buddhist Collective Imaginaries in Newly 'Democratic' Myanmar: Salvation and Burmese Buddhist Theories of Social Order


Fall lecture series ends November 20.