Southeast Asianists: Scholarly Profile

The ANU Southeast Asia Institute is proud to launch our original eight-episode interview series titled Southeast Asianists: Scholarly Profiles.

Hosted and produced by Emir Syailendra, this limited series profiled eight scholars who have spent numerous years contributing to our understanding of Southeast Asia as a region, namely: Prof Evelyn Goh, Prof Anthony Milner, Prof Khong Yuen Foong, Prof Cheng-Chwee Kuik, Dr Rizal Sukma, Prof Robert Cribb, Prof Virginia M Hooker, and Prof Anthony Reid. 

2023 Southeast Asia Geopolitical Update
Photo credit: Nic Cheeseman.

2023 Southeast Asia Regional Geopolitical Update's One-stop Information Page

On 1 May, 2023, the ANU Southeast Asia Institute convened the 2023 landmark Regional Geopolitical Update. The update adopted the original and timely theme of Crossroads, Lifelines, and Guardrails. We tackled Southeast Asia’s geographical, historical, and socio-political condition as a crossroads for trans-regional flows of people, goods, beliefs and practices. 

Click the button below to visit the one-stop information page regarding the Update program and speakers. The page features corresponding published outputs, including video recordings and essays. This is your opportunity to learn from distinguished policymakers (such as Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan), scholars (such as Prof Evelyn Goh, Prof Khong Yuen Foong, and Prof Kuik Cheng-Chwee) and experts (such as Dr Rizal Sukma of CSIS Jakarta and Dr VŨ LÊ Thái Hoàng of DVA) on Southeast Asia’s current sense of standing at the crossroads of game-changing geopolitical transitions.

SEAI Original Limited Video Series

Evelyn Goh and Emir Syailendra
Photo courtesy of Emir Syailendra

The ANU Southeast Asia Institute offers the Limited Video Series, comprised of interviews with leading scholars and key decision-makers around the region. The aim is to educate and contribute to core debates about the changing Southeast Asian region. 

The series is in two parts:

  • Strategizing Southeast Asia - 'explainer' interviews with leading scholars and practitioners hosted and produced by Emir Syailendra. The series offers ways to understand strategy in Southeast Asia better.
  • Southeast Asianists - profile interviews with scholars and elites who have spent numerous years working and contributing to our understanding of Southeast Asia as a region.  

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For SEAI Seminar Series:
Dr Nicholas Chan
or Assoc. Prof Bjoern Dressel

For the SEAI Limited Video Series:
Emir Syailendra

Address: H.C. Coombs Building #9, Fellows Rd, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia