Democracy and Human Rights in East and Southeast Asia: Developments and Challenges
This event addresses recent political developments and the human rights situation in selected countries in East and Southeast Asia. Scholars from the region and Lund University will discuss recent positive developments as well as setbacks and increasing repression. The event also addresses the role of scholars and the situation for academic freedom in the region.
9.30-10.15 Democracy and Development in Southeast Asia: China’s Long Shadow, Benjamin Reilly, Murdoch University
10.15-10.30 Introduction to “Inside/Outside” a video installation, Nguyễn Thanh Thủy, Lund University
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.30 Challenges for Democracy and Human Rights in Southeast Asia: ASEAN (Anders Uhlin, Lund University), Cambodia (Astrid Norén-Nilsson, Lund University), Thailand (Pavin Chachavalpongpun, Kyoto University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies)
13.30-14.30 Challenges for Democracy and Human Rights in East Asia: South Korea (Eric Mobrand, Seoul National University) and China (Marina Svensson, Lund University)
14.30-15.00 Supporting Human Rights: Challenges and Experiences, RWI
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-16.30 Academic Freedom in East and Southeast Asia: Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies), Astrid Norén-Nilsson (Lund University), Monica Lindberg-Falk (Lund University), Marina Svensson (Lund University), Eric Mobrand (Seoul National University), Teng Biao (New York University Law School).
Inside/Outside, a video installation is screened in the foyer. The piece, built on a concept by Nguyen Thanh Thuy - an artistic PhD student at the Malmö Academy of Music - addresses gender issues in contemporary music culture in Vietnam. The installation is presented with support from the Inter Arts Center, Malmö.
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