Gatty Lecture Series
The Ronald and Janette Gatty Lecture Series (formerly known as the Brown Bags) is a weekly lecture series featuring advanced SEAP graduate students as well as academics, diplomats, researchers, and others who have expertise in Southeast Asia. A history of the series and its origins will be published soon, in a forthcoming SEAP bulletin.
These talks are held at the Kahin Center at 12:15pm, though during Fall 2021 members of the Cornell community are also welcome to participate by Zoom. The broader public may be able to participate in some Zoom lectures. Please check back on this page for the latest information on public attendance for each talk.
Beverages will be served outside before the talk, and in accordance with current Cornell guidance we will be wearing masks indoors. Feel free to bring your own brownbag lunch and eat outside with us before the talk. Some of our speakers will present only on Zoom and will not be physically present at the Kahin Center, but for those talks people are still welcome to join us at the Kahin Center for a screening of the talk.
The full poster for the Fall 2021 Gatty Lecture Series is available here.
Sept 2: Thomas Pepinsky, Cornell University - Ethnic Orders: Making Identity in Malaysia and Beyond
- Sept 9: Joshua Plotnik, Hunter College - The Elephants of Southeast Asia: The Role of History, Behavior, and Cognition in Their Conservation ***Will take place entirely on Zoom***
- Sept 16: Sara Ann Swenson, Dartmouth College - "I am only alive thanks to supernatural energy": Women's Devotion in Buddhist Contramodernism ***Will take place entirely on Zoom***
- Sept 23: Sandy Chang, University of Florida - Intimate Itinerancy: Sex, Work, and Chinese Women in Colonial Malay's Brothel Economy, 1870s-1930s
- Sept 30: Andrew Weintraub, University of Pittsburgh - What’s in the Notes? De-ciphering the Music of the Left in Indonesia, 1950-65 ***Will take place entirely on Zoom***
- Oct 7: Geoffrey Robinson, UCLA - The Mass Killings of 1965-66 in Indonesia: Problems of History and Responsibility
- Oct 14: Nay Yan Oo, Cornell University - What Happened in the Myanmar Election? ***Current Cornell NetID users only***
- Oct 21: Amy Liu, University of Texas at Austin - Integration, Accommodation, or Conflict: A Framework for Understanding Ethnic Politics in Southeast Asia ***Will take place entirely on Zoom***
- Oct 28: Kyaw Yin Hlaing, Center for Diversity and National Harmony - Civil-Military Relations in Myanmar's Failing Democratic Transition ***Current Cornell NetID users only***
- Nov 4: Will Smith, Deakin University - Placing Blame: Climate, Culpability and Indigenous Lives in the Philippines ***Will take place entirely on Zoom***
- Nov 11: Abigail de Kosnik, UC Berkeley - Star Trek Made Me American: Fandom, Piracy, and the Filipino-American Experience
- Dec 2: Hanisah Sani, National University of Singapore - Sacred States and Subjects: Religion, Law, and State-Building in Colonial Malaya
Recordings for some of our previous virtual Gatty lectures are available on the Global Cornell YouTube channel.