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 is available in the Fall 2021 SEAP bulletin.
During Fall 2023, these talks will be held in Rockefeller Hall 374, while renovations are underway at the Kahin Center. All talks will begin at 12:20pm. In accordance with SEAP tradition, lunch will be served.
If you miss a talk, or would like to hear more from one of our speakers, many can also be found on the Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast after their lecture. Recordings for some of our previous virtual and hybrid Gatty lectures are available on the Global Cornell YouTube channel.
August 24: Tom Pepinsky, Cornell University - Can We Decolonize Southeast Asian Studies?
- September 7: Meredith Weiss, University at Albany, SUNY - Decline and Fall of Malaysia’s Dominant-Party System
- September 21: Vicente L. Rafael, University of Washington - The Authoritarian Imaginary: Intimacy and the Autoimmune Community in the Contemporary Philippines
- October 5: Lisandro Claudio, UC Berkeley - Imperialism and the Formation of Good Governance Discourse in the Philippines: The Case Study of the Philippine National Bank in the 1920s
- October 12: Jenny Hedstrom, Swedish Defense University - Reproducing Revolution: Women’s Labour and the War in Kachinland
- October 19: Van Nguyen Marshall, Trent University - Between War and the State: Civil Society in South Vietnam, 1954–1975
- October 26: Nina Baker Capistrano, Ayala Museum, Philippines - Reinscribing P’u-tuan in the Metanarrative of Early Southeast Asia
- November 2: Talitha Espiritu, Wheaton College - Phantom Threads: Haute Couture in the Philippine Camelot of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos
- November 9: Elliott Prasse-Freeman, National University of Singapore - Rights Refused: Grassroots Activism and State Violence in Myanmar
- November 16: Chanon Kenji Praepipatmongkol, McGill University - Contemporary Art After Buddhadasa Bhikkhu
- Also held as part of the Visual Culture Colloquium series
- November 30: Viola Lasmana, Rutgers University - The Shadow Image: Transnational Southeast Asian Feminist Practices and Pedagogies
- December 4: Nicole CuUnjieng Aboitiz, Columbia University - Fernando Amorsolo: Master Painter of Philippine Sunlight and Elite Conceptions of Nature