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Professor Mark R. Thompson won a 2017-18 General Research Fund (GRF) award. More.

Professor Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director, won a 2017-18 General Research Fund (GRF) award. He is the Principal Investigator and his project title is "The Rise of Illiberal Populist Rule in the Philippines."

1 July 2017 (Sat)
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director was quoted in a Time Magazine article and a documentary film about Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's first year in office. More.

Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director was quoted in a Time Magazine article entitled "A Bloody Drug War and an ISIS-Linked City Siege Mark Duterte’s First Year in Office" and a documentary film about Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's first year in office. 

30 June 2017 (Fri)
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director co-authored on an article on Philippine president Rodrigo R Duterte's first year in office in The Diplomat. More.

Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director co-authored on an article on Philippine president Rodrigo R Duterte's first year in office in The Diplomat entitled "Duterte’s Year of Sound and Fury" published on 30 June 2017.

30 June 2017 (Fri)
Prof Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director was quoted by the Vox.

Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director was quoted in an article entitled "Rodrigo Duterte loves bashing the US — but he also loves US troops fighting terrorists for him" by the Vox on 27 June 2017.

27 June 2017 (Tue)
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director was quoted by the Southeast Asia Globe.
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director was quoted in an article entitled "The two faces of President Duterte" by the Southeast Asia Globe on 1 June 2017.
1 June 2017 (Thu)
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director gave a lecture on Rodrigo Duterte’s rise to the presidency in the Philippines. More.

Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director gave a lecture on Rodrigo Duterte’s rise to the presidency in the Philippines on 16 May 2017 in the lecture series “Change in East Asia” of the China Centre of the University of Tuebingen, Germany. On 17 May 2017 he will hold a seminar on “China’s ‘Singapore Model’” for the Institute of Sinology at the University of Tuebingen.

16 May 2017 (Tue)
"We should know more about Indonesia or Southeast Asia than other mainland Chinese cities. We need to be more knowledgeable on the mainland and Southeast Asia than any company in the West. Don't tell me Hong Kong can't do that." More.
In a front page story which highlighted the importance of the better understanding Southeast Asia for Hong Kong's future in the Souh China Morning Post, 7 May 2017 based on on interview with veteran entrepreneur tycoon Victor Fung Kwok-king, Fung said "We should know more about Indonesia or Southeast Asia than other mainland Chinese cities.  We need to be more knowledgeable on the mainland and Southeast Asia than any company in the West.  Don't tell me Hong Kong can't do that."
For the full article, click here.
7 May 2017 (Sun)
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director published an article in The Conversation about US president Trump's recent phone call with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. More.

Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director published an article in The Conversation titled "Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte: a not-so-surprising political friendship" about US president Trump's recent phone call with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte.

5 May 2017 (Fri)
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director, was interviewed on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) radio programme RN drive. More.

Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director, was interviewed on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) radio programme RN drive on May 1st about US president Donald Trump inviting Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte to the White House. To hear the interview click here.

1 May 2017 (Mon)
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director, will give a Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) Gatty Lecture at the Cornell University and a Berkeley Southeast Asia Program Southeast Asia Program talk. More.
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director, will give a Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) Gatty Lecture "Democracy and its Discontents in Southeast Asia" at the Cornell University on 23 March 2017. He will also give a Berkeley Southeast Asia Program Southeast Asia Program talk "Duterte's violent 'right' populism in the Philippines" on 4 April 2017.
 
7 March 2017 (Tue)
An interview with Prof. Mark R. Thompson (published in College Magazine - CITY CLASS 文‧社采風). More.

An interview with Prof. Mark R. Thompson (published in College Magazine - CITY CLASS 文‧社采風). Please click here to read the article.

6 March 2017 (Mon)
Cornell University is hosting a conference on "Sustainability in Asia" in HK on 6-7 April. More.

Cornell University is hosting a conference on "Sustainability in Asia: "Partnerships for Research and Implementation" in HK on 6-7 April which brings together international scholars, scientists, practitioners, and policy influencers from the United States and Asia who are working to advance sustainable practices and solutions throughout the world about advances in sustainability research, community engagement, and opportunities for collaboration in Asia. Click here for the program.

17 February 2017 (Fri)
Dr. Stephan Ortmann, SEARC board member, was quoted in an article in the Economist.

Dr. Stephan Ortmann, SEARC board member, was quoted in an article titled "Red v green in Vietnam" in the Economist published on 16 February 2017.

16 February 2017 (Thu)
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, Head of AIS/SEARC Director, published an article for The Conversation. More.

Prof. Mark R. Thompson, Head of AIS/SEARC Director, published an article titled "Philippine opposition finds its voice as Duterte pauses his bloody drug war" on the suspension of the "war of drugs" in the Philippines in The Conversation. 

14 February 2017 (Tue)
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director, has been invited to give a lecture at Cornell University. More.

Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director, has been invited to give a SEAP Gatty Lecture at the Southeast Asia Program of Cornell University on March 23, 2017. His topic is "Democracy and its Discontents in Southeast Asia."

13 February 2017 (Mon)
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, head of AIS/SEARC director will give a talk on Philippine politics titled “Duterte’s Violent ‘Right’ Populism in the Philippines” at Columbia University. More.

Prof. Mark R. Thompson, head of AIS/SEARC director will give a talk on Philippine politics titled “Duterte’s Violent ‘Right’ Populism in the Philippines” at the prestigious Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University on Wednesday, 15 February 2017.

9 February 2017 (Thu)
Dr. Thomas Patton, SEARC Associate Director/AIS Assistant Professor, was quoted in an article in the SCMP. More.

Dr. Thomas Patton was quoted in an article entitled, “Doll with a dead fetus’ spirit? How Hongkongers have embraced Thai occult charms” for the South China Morning Post. Tuesday, 07 February, 2017.

7 February 2017 (Tue)
Prof. Mark R Thompson, SEARC director/AIS head, has edited and contributed an article to a special journal issue on the controversial presidency of Rodrigo R. Duterte of the Philippines. More.

Prof. Mark R Thompson, SEARC director/AIS head, has edited and contributed an article titled "The Early Duterte Presidency in the Philippines" to a special journal issue on the controversial presidency of Rodrigo R. Duterte of the Philippines.

1 February 2017 (Wed)
Dr. Toby Carroll, SEARC board member, and Dr Ruben Gonzalez Vicente co-authored an article in The Conversation on 20 January 2017. More.

Dr Toby Carroll and Dr Ruben Gonzalez Vicente co-authored an article entitled "From New Deal to the art of the deal: how the neoliberal project led to Trump" in The Conversation on 20 January 2017. 

20 January 2017 (Fri)
Dr. Sean Starrs, SEARC board member, was a panel member on RTHK Radio 3 "Backchat." More.

Dr. Sean Starrs, SEARC board member, was a panel member on RTHK Radio 3 "Backchat" He discussed the obscenity of global inequality and Oxfam's latest report.

18 January 2017 (Wed)
Prof. Mark R Thompson, SEARC director/AIS head, has written an article for Asian International Studies Review (AISR). More.
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, SEARC director/AIS head, has written an article titled "East Asian Authoritarian Modernism: From Meiji Japan's "Prussian Path" to China's "Singapore Model" for Asian International Studies Review Vol. 17 No. 2 (December 2016): 125-141
10 January 2017 (Tue)
Dr. Yuk Wah Chan, SEARC board member, wrote an article entitled "What drives Chinese outbound tourism?" More.

Dr. Yuk Wah Chan, SEARC board member, wrote an article entitled "What drives Chinese outbound tourism?" in the East Asia Forum on 16 December 2016.

16 December 2016 (Fri)
"The Political Development in Modern Thailand" by Dr Federico Ferrara, Associate Professor in AIS/SEARC core member, was hailed as “a brilliant accomplishment” and "a work of uncommon intelligence.” More.
The Political Development in Modern Thailand by Dr Federico Ferrara, Associate Professor in AIS/SEARC core member, was hailed as “a brilliant accomplishment” and "a work of uncommon intelligence” in the latest issue of Sojourn: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia. According to the reviewer, Ferrara’s book is “a monument of scholarship” on Thailand and the region. For the full review click here.
 
9 December 2016 (Fri)
Dr Stephan Ortmann, SEARC board member/AIS Research Fellow, wrote an article entitled "China’s seizure of Singaporean tanks". More.

Dr Stephan Ortmann, SEARC board member/AIS Research Fellow, wrote an article entitled "China’s seizure of Singaporean tanks: A public relations crisis, but relations likely to return to normal" in the Asia and the Pacific Policy Society Policy Forum on 2 December 2016. 

2 December 2016 (Fri)
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, head of AIS/director of SEARC, wrote an article in the SCMP titled "How Hillary Compares to Asian Clintons." More.
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, head of AIS/director of SEARC, wrote an article in the SCMP on 13 November 2016 comparing defeated U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to Asia's female leaders titled "How Hillary Compares to Asian Clintons."
13 November 2016 (Sun)
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, SEARC director/AIS Head, gave a talk at LSE. More.

Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS Head/SEARC director, gave a talk at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Duterte's Bloody Democracy in the Philippines on 25 October 2016. You can find both Podcast and presentation slides on this website. 

11 November 2016 (Fri)
Prof. William Case, SEARC former director, was interviewed by the Malay Mail Online. More.

Prof. William Case, SEARC former director, was interviewed by the Malay Mail Online to discuss about "Analysts: Malaysia’s blossoming ties with China not tilt away from US" on on 3 November 2016.

3 November 2016 (Thu)
Prof. Mark R Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director will be the keynote speaker at a conference in Chiang Mai and will give a talk about Philippine democracy under Rodrigo Duterte. More.

Prof. Mark R Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director will be the keynote speaker at the conference 'Competing Regional Integrations in Southeast Asia: The Search for Identity and Legitimacy' which will be held at the École française d'Extrême-Orient in Chiang Mai Thailand on 21-22 October 2016. He will also give a talk about Philippine democracy under Rodrigo Duterte titled "Duterte's Bloody Democracy in the Philippines" at the London School of Economics on 25 October 2016.

19 October 2016 (Wed)
Prof. Mark R Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director contributed an article to the Huffington Post/The Conversation Global about Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs." More.

Prof. Mark R Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director contributed an article titled "How Duterte’s Drug War Taps Into The Philippines’ Zeitgeistto the Huffington Post/The Conversation Global about Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's "war on drugs."

7 October 2016 (Fri)
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director recently co-authored an article about Rodrigo R Duterte's election as president of the Philippines. More.
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director recently co-authored an article title "The Vote in the Philippines: Electing A Strongman" in the Journal of Democracy about Rodrigo R Duterte's election as president of the Philippines. 
 
4 October 2016 (Tue)
Dr. Stephan Ortmann, SEARC board member, wrote an article titled "Singapore’s succession struggles." More.

Dr. Stephan Ortmann, SEARC board member, wrote an article titled "Singapore’s succession struggles" for the East Asia Forum about the threat to post-independence stability in Singaporean politics due to the uncertainty of successors.

24 September 2016 (Sat)
Dr. Chan Yuk Wah, SEARC board member, wrote an article titled "Moving with the times." More.

Dr. Chan Yuk Wah, SEARC board member, wrote an article titled "Moving with the times" for East Asia Forum Quarterly, Vol. 8 No. 3: July - September, 2016.

21 September 2016 (Wed)
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, head of AIS/SEARC director, was interviewed by Voice of America (VOA) about his views on Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's use of a national narrative to oppose the United States. More.

Prof. Mark R. Thompson, head of AIS/SEARC director, was interviewed by Voice of America (VOA) about his views on Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's use of a national narrative to oppose the United States for an article titled "Philippines President Steers New Foreign Policy Path."

13 September 2016 (Tue)
Prof. William Case, the distinguished former AIS head and SEARC director, has written about Malaysia's politics for SCMP. More.
Prof. William Case, the distinguished former AIS head and SEARC director, wrote an article titled "What a handshake between Mahathir and Anwar really means for Malaysia" for the South China Morning Post. In case you're interested, click here for a picture of our former head/director on the SCMP website. 
 
 
12 September 2016 (Mon)
Dr. Bradley Williams was quoted in an article about his views on North Korea government rare response to call for assistance for CNN. More.

Dr. Bradley Williams was quoted in an article titled "North Korea makes rare public appeal for flood relief" for CNN about his views on North Korean government's open and public call for assistance. 

12 September 2016 (Mon)
Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director will be the academic keynote speaker at the Philippine Update Conference 2016. More.

Prof. Mark R. Thompson, AIS head/SEARC director will be the academic keynote speaker at the Philippine Update Conference 2016: Substaining the Momentum for Change in 2016 at the Australian National University. He will also give a talk on "Democracy and its Discontent in Southeast Asia" at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific on 1 September 2016.

1 September 2016 (Thu)