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.
These talks are held at the Kahin Center at 12:15pm, though during Spring 2022 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 Spring 2022 Gatty Lecture Series is available here.
Jan 27: Magnus Fiskesjö, Cornell University - Stories from an Ancient Land: The Wa of the Burma-China Borderlands
Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Arnika Fuhrmann will no longer be presenting. The speaker and title of this Gatty Lecture have changed.
- Feb 3: Harriman Samuel Saragih, Monash University - Pro Environmental Behavior Consumption of Indonesian Consumers
- Note: This talk will be held at 8pm ET, instead of the usual 12:15pm ET. It will be entirely virtual, with no physical presence at the Kahin Center.
- Feb 10: Jonathan Padwe, University of Hawai'i at Manoa - History from the Hills: Collectivized Agriculture and the Erasure of the Past in Cambodia's Northeast Highlands
- Feb 17: May Sabe Phyu, Gender Equality Network in Burma - What's Happening in Myanmar?: Women, Peace and Security
- Note: This talk will be held in 102 Mann Library, and not at the Kahin Center.
- Feb 24: Kathleen Gutierrez, University of California Santa Cruz - The Balete in the Forest: Superstition and the Menace of Field Labor in Colonial Philippine Botany
- Mar 3: Kimberly Kay Hoang, University of Chicago - Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets
- Mar 31: Tinakrit Sireerat, Cornell University - The Papered Forests: Regional Administration, Forest Expertise, and the Emergence of Siam’s Enviro-Colonial Rule in Lanna
- Apr 14: Dredge Kang, UC San Diego - Disciplined Beauty: Thai Transformations into White Asians
- Apr 21: Kathryn Fiorella, Cornell University - Environmental Change and Cambodia's Aquatic Food Systems
- Apr 28: Abigail de Kosnik, UC Berkeley - The Many Piracies of Brides of Sulu
- May 5: Kale B. Fajardo, University of Minnesota - Boats, Waters, and Queer Figures in Contemporary Philippine Cinema
Recordings for some of our previous virtual Gatty lectures are available on the Global Cornell YouTube channel.