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March 26, 2017


Conference of Cooperation Asia - Europe

Thi Anh-Dao TRANPromoting Economic and Social Inclusion in Asia and Europe

15-17 May 2019 at Nha Thrang (Viet Nam)

The historic global consensus reached with the adoption of the universal and ambitious 2030 Agenda has called for urgent global efforts towards fair and sustainable development. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) underline the necessity of leaving no one behind, with special focus on reaching the poorest and most vulnerable, especially the young and elderly, ethnic and other minorities.

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May 19, 2019


Lancement d' Asie du Sud Est 2019 à Rangoun

ASE2019 - RangounLancement d'Asie du Sud Est 2019 - Bilan enjeux et perspectives

Institut français de Birmanie
340 Pyay Road, Sanchaung township, Yangon
le vendredi 10 mai 2019 à 18h30

Avec le soutien de l'ambassade de France à Rangoon, l'Irasec a présenté à l'Institut français de Birmanie, leur ouvrage annuel Asie du Sud Est 2019 - Bilan, enjeux et perspectives. Après une ouverture  par Mr l'ambassadeur Christian LECHERVY, Richard SARGENT (chef du bureau AFP à Rangoun) a animé la présentation avec les chercheurs de l'Irasec: Claire TRAN (directrice et historienne, Vietnam), Alexandra de MERSAN (anthropologue, Birmanie), Aurore CANDIER (historienne, Birmanie) et Bruno JETIN (Economiste, Asean).


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May 7, 2019

Call for papers

Rethinking Asian Capitalism and Society in the 21st Century

Singapour : gardens by the bay - Supertrees - photo by Mac QinRethinking Asian Capitalism and Society in the 21st Century:
A comparative overview on 30 years of Vietnam’s achievements under Doi Moi and Challenges ahead

Ho Chi Minh Ville, 7-8 November 2019
Institut des Sciences Sociales du Sud – Southern Institute of Social Sciences (SISS)

The Research Institute on Contemporary South East Asia (IRASEC, Bangkok, Thailand) and the Southern Institute of Social Sciences (SISS, Ho Chi Minh-City, Vietnam) cordially invite applicants to submit research papers for presentation consideration at the international conference to be held on 7-8 november 2019 in Ho Chi Minh-City (Vietnam).

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May 2, 2019


In Memoriam Arnaud Dubus



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April 30, 2019


Lancement d' Asie du Sud Est 2019 à Bangkok

ASE2019 bkk : Guillaume SIMON parlant.Lancement d'Asie du Sud Est 2019 - Bilan enjeux et perspectives

Médiathèque de l'Alliance française de Bangkok
le jeudi 18 avril 2019

Jeudi soir, l’équipe de l’Irasec a présenté à l’Alliance française, l’édition 2019 de sa publication annuelle Asie du Sud Est Bilan enjeux et perspectives. L'événement était organisé en partenariat avec la Chambre de commerce franco-thaïe représentée par sa directrice générale Sukanya Uerchuchai. Le lancement a été ouvert par la directrice de l’Alliance française Pascale Favre, l’ambassadeur de France en Thaïlande Jacques Lapouge et la directrice de l’Irasec, Claire TRAN.

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April 22, 2019


Wrestling beetles and ecological wisdom

BeetleWrestling beetles and ecological wisdom:
exploring a political natural history in Northern Thailand

30 May 2019 – 10am

Auditorium, National Museum Bangkok
Members THB 100.-, Non-Members THB 200.-.

Beetle fighting is a game that builds upon an uncanny cooperation between human beings and Rhinoceros beetles (xylotrupes Gideon). It has developed at a high level of refinement and institutionalization in Northern Thailand for years if not centuries. Beetle fighting is even being widely presented as a regional pride, a marker of the local Lanna identity, a portrayal of local ecological wisdom. It will be shown that the intimate relationship between human beings and coleoptera suggests efficiently the "harmonious connection built by human populations with their natural environment" claimed by players in the name of Northern Thais.

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April 11, 2019


Lancement d' Asie du Sud-Est 2019 à Ho Chi Minh ville

ASE2019 Vietnam : Dung et Anh Dao parlantLancement d'Asie du Sud Est 2019 - Bilan enjeux et perspectives

Résidence de France à Ho Chi Minh ville
le mardi 9 avril 2019

L’Irasec a présenté à la Résidence de France à Ho Chi Minh-ville, l’édition 2019 de sa publication annuelle Asie du Sud Est Bilan enjeux et perspectives. Le lancement a été ouvert par le consul de France Vincent Floreani et la directrice de l’Irasec, Claire Tran. Près de 60 personnes se sont déplacées pour écouter le débat animé par le journaliste Vo Trung Dung avec 3 des 18 auteurs de l’ouvrage collectif : Catherine SCORNET, sociologue démographe, Thi Anh Dao TRAN, économiste et Claire TRAN, historienne. Les débats se sont poursuivis lors du cocktail.

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April 21, 2019


Conference on tourism at Jakarta

Logo evening lecture sriesConférence sur le tourisme
19 mars 2019, IHS EN Jakarta

At the invitation of the Indonesian Heritage Society - IHS English-speaking section, Christine Cabasset participated on March 19, 2019 in the monthly Evening Lectures on the theme of "(Eco)Tourism: The good, the bad, and the future", alongside Krystyna Krassowska (guide, and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society). With 195 people, the Erasmus Huis auditorium at the Dutch Embassy was full, testifying to the interest of the subject as well as the effectiveness of the organizing team, including Annemarie Hellmans and Birgitta Hogendoorn. Christine Cabasset's presentation on coastal tourism polarities focused on their formation and spatial and architectural reconfiguration in a tense environmental context, as well as on their sustainable development challenges.

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April 9, 2019


Roundtable on Sustainable Cities

Illustration flyerRoundtable on Sustainable Cities
21 March 2019, IHS FR Jakarta

On March 21, Christine Cabasset participated in a roundtable discussion on "The Sustainable City: A Necessary Response to Climate Change in Indonesia? "as part of the annual evening organized by the French-speaking section of the Indonesian Heritage Society - IHS. Through some fundamental themes such as the concepts of reduction/adaptation to climate change, risks and coastal zone management, pollution control, territorial governance, and innovations, the three speakers, surprise guest Hayuning Anggrahita (Dr. in geography, professor at Indonesia-UI University), Nicolas Bernier (engineer and consultant in sustainable development), and Christine Cabasset (Dr. in geography, IRASEC), discussed the environmental challenges facing urban areas and the technical and human means to face them. The speakers warmly thanked the organizers, Daria Maksimova and Elisabeth Blanchi.

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April 9, 2019


Lancement de L’Asie du Sud-Est 2019 à Jakarta

Lancement ASE2019  JakartaChristine Cabasset (IRASEC) et Gabriel Facal (CASE et IrAsia), ont assuré, le 20 mars 2019, un double lancement de L’Asie du Sud-Est 2019. Bilan, enjeux et perspectives à l’IFI Wijaya (Jakarta Sud) et à l’Université Indonesia (UI). Ces deux événements ont été organisés en collaboration avec, et grâce au soutien de, l’ambassade de France / l’Institut français (IFI) en Indonésie et au Timor oriental.

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April 2, 2019


The State of Land in the Mekong Region

Couverture State of the Land in the Mekong Region Micah L. INGALLS and Jean-Christophe DIEPART, et Al
Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern, and Mekong Region Land Governance, with Bern Open Publishing
2018, 105p., anglais
ISBN: 978-3-906813-78-3 (print), 978-3-906813-79 (eprint)

The State of Land in the Mekong Region brings together key data and information on current status and trajectories of change with regard to land resources, their social distribution, and the conditions of governance that shape them. The book is a collaborative effort between MRLG and CDE (University of Bern).

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April 2, 2019