By Shannon Bush One of the questions from the audience following Vince Rafael’s February 13th talk, “Humanizing the Inhuman: Photographing the Philippine Drug War,” concerned allegations that Duterte and his inner circle profit from collaboration with Chinese narcotics syndicates, using their position to allow the importation of methamphetamine into the country. Clandestine meth labs operate
In anticipation for Azeem Ibrahim’s upcoming talk at Seattle U on the Rohingya crisis, our featured article this week was published in the Mekong Review, a new Southeast Asian literary journal, and is itself a book review of Francis Wade’s recently-published “Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the making of a Muslim ‘Other’”.
If you’re still craving more Southeast Asian films in the wake of our recently concluded SEAxSEA Film Festival, don’t worry! This year’s Seattle Asian American Film Festival is coming in a few weeks, and many of the featured films focus on Southeast Asian stories. Here’s list of just some of the films you need to
by Adrian Alarilla On December 13, 2017, as the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency was acquiring 126 new agents, an Ilocos Sur journalist was arrested for “rebellion,” the Philippine Congress was mulling over the Dengvaxia disaster, and a new typhoon called Urduja was inching closer to Southern Philippines, I was in an Uber from Quezon City
The Middle East Institute is the oldest Washington-based institution dedicated solely to the study of the Middle East. It aims to provide non-partisan, expert information and analysis on the region. Giora Eliraz is an affiliate instructor at the Jackson School of International Studies. You can read his article on Indonesia and Tunisia here.
Ben Marwick On January 11, 2018, an expert panel of five UW faculty met to discuss the ongoing Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, and explore its implications for the region and the US. The panel included Mary Callahan (Associate Professor of International Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies (“JSIS”)), Sara Curran (Professor
This week, our MA student Adrian Alarilla writes about the film festival he’s organizing with the Center, The SEAxSEA Film Festival, that explores Southeast Asia in its diversity, emphasizing underrepresented communities and youth-produced visions of the past, present, and future. “It’s not given to people to judge what’s right or wrong. People have eternally
The Mekong Review is a quarterly literary magazine that began publishing in the fall of 2015 and aims to provide a sense of community across borders. UW’s Southeast Asia Section Librarian, Judith Henchy describes its appeal in the region and its unique contribution to the literary scene. Dr. Henchy acquired the magazine for the UW
by សុង វណ្ណា (Vanna Song) Some people settle in other countries on their own terms for personal, professional, academic, and other reasons. For people like myself and other non-American-born Cambodians who resettled to the US, Australia, New Zealand and other countries in the 1970s and 1980s, our reasons were anything but the aforementioned. On April
Rithy Panh was born in the capital city of Phnom Penh in 1964. His father was a civil servant who worked for the Ministry of Education. Perhaps it was due to their affiliation with the government that his family was among those targeted for “re-education” when the Khmer Rouge came into Phnom Penh in 1975.