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Monday, July 21, 2014

Congratulations Mandakranta Bose

Congratulations to Professor Emerita Mandakranta Bose, Director, Centre for India and South Asia Research.  She was recently elected as Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, University of Oxford in recognition of her “superlative work in Hindu Studies in Oxford and globally.”

The Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies is a "Recognized Independent Centre of the University of Oxford" and functions as part of Oxford's Faculty of Theology, providing both courses and research supervision.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

ASEAN-Canada Research Partnership Interview Videos

Watch the four interviews of ASEAN-Canada Junior Research Fellows who attended the ASEAN-Canada Forum and Public Symposium held in Ho Chi Minh City in August 2013. This event is part of the activities of the 2012-15 ASEAN-Canada Research Partnership. More details.

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Friday, June 27, 2014

My Trip to Lhasa

Chan Koonchung will be discussing his new novel, the Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver.

The unbearable dreamworld of Champa the Driver is a rollicking road novel brim-ful of sensuality and danger. Underlying the optimism and humour of its hero is a shocking picture of racism and rough justice in modern Beijing.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Between Tradition and Modernity: Women in Contemporary Bali

Women in Bali today are enjoying new rights and privileges after the passage of legislation in 2010 that guaranteed women a more equitable role in important concerns like inheritance and access to education and professional advancement. For more details.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

MAAPPS Suspension Message

The MAAPPS program is suspended for admissions in September 2015 and will be transitioning to a new professional MPP program. Read here for more details.


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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

IAR Summer Hours

Due to summer hours scheduling, the IAR administrative office will be closed on June 27, 30, and July 1, 2014. The office will resume normal operating hours on July 2, 2014.

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Friday, June 06, 2014

Videos from the CISAR Workshop, "Indian Elections 2014: Challenges for the New Government"

Professor Arvind Panagariya, "A Reform agenda for the new government", full video.
Professor Mukul Kesavan, "A 2nd Republic?", part 1, part 2, Q&A.
Mr. Sadanand Dhume, "Narendra Modi's Foreign Policy", part 1, part 2.
Panel Discussion on "Indian Election Result Implication", part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4.

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Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Upcoming Conference: Buddhism and Politics in the Twentieth-Century

UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program, funded by The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation, will hold a conference on Buddhism and Politics on June 6-7, 2014 here at Institute of Asian Research. More details.

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Sunday, June 01, 2014

Thai Fruit and Vegetable Carving Workshop

The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Vancouver, in cooperation with the Centre for Southeast Asia Research UBC, has arranged for two experts in this fine art to conduct a workshop at UBC. More details.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

IAR in the News

Kyung-Ae Park was interviewed in North Korea by major media outlets on her Special Economic Zone (SEZ) site visits throughout the country and the SEZ conference she organized during April 26 - May 2. Her interview and the conference were covered by the KCNA (the State News Agency), Korean Central TV, uriminzokkiri, Rodong Sinmun, and the Pyongyang Times. Outside of North Korea, it was also covered by JoongAng Daily, Hankyoreh News, Voice of America, Kyodo News, Yonhap News, Segye Ilbo, Naeil News, NoCut News, NK Today, Pressian, Hankyoreh News, MBC News, Jajuminbo, HanKook Ilbo, Fianacial News, and the Voice of Russia. She led a team of international experts to share SEZ knowledge with North Korea. More details.

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