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March 26, 2017


Sommet entre Donald Trump et Kim Jong-un

Sommet Trump - Kim Jong-un à HanoiAu Vietnam, le modèle qui pourrait inspirer Kim Jong-un

Journal de Dimanche, 25 février 2019


Thi Anh-Dao TRAN a été interviewée par François Camps pour le Journal du Dimanche, à propos du second sommet entre Donald Trump et Kim Jong-un qui se tiendra prochainement à Hanoi.


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February 26, 2019


Coastal areas governance

Workshop, Timor-Leste - fevrier 2019“Coastal areas governance in a context of rapid tourism urbanization and climate change in Southeast Asia”

Fundação Oriente, Dili, Timor-Leste
February 6th, 2019

Christine Cabasset (IRASEC) and Vicente Paulino (Universidade nacional Timor LoroSa’e – UNTL) organized a workshop on “Costal areas governance in a context of rapid tourism urbanization and climate change in Southeast Asia”, on the 6 February, kindly hosted by the Fundação Oriente in Dili. This workshop was ending a research programme funded by the Regional Forum on Climate Change (RFCC, currently based in AIT Thailand), and handled by researchers from IRASEC, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT, Thailand) and the University of Udayana Bali (UNUD, Indonesia). Dili workshop has seen the light thanks to the support from the France Embassy in Indonesia and in Timor-Leste, and especially from the France Institute (Institut français) in Timor-Leste.

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February 18, 2019

Cahier des IFRE

Les espaces de la citoyenneté

Couverture du Cahier des IFRE - n°5

Le cinquième numéro du Cahier des IFRE porte sur l’exercice de la citoyenneté dans un espace public en mutation et illustre bien la qualité et l’intérêt d’analyses réalisées au plus près des acteurs du monde contemporain.

L'Irasec a participé à ce numéro avec l'article d'Abigaël PESSES, « Internet et sociétés civiles en Asie du Sud-Est », initialement paru dans Asie du Sud-Est 2018 - bilan, enjeux et perspectives.


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February 17, 2019

Call for papers

Chinese Global Engagement Abroad: Changing Social, Economic, and Political Configurations

Logo CEFCAn international conference
for PhD candidates and post-doctoral researchers

5 - 6 July 2019

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, HKUST, Hong Kong



There has been significant expansion and globalization of Chinese capital, people, and ideas since the early 2000s. The Chinese government’s “going out” (zou chuqu) policy and more recent Belt and Road Initiative reflect a domestic context of capital over-accumulation, an attempt to ensure adequate supply of raw materials and energy, as well as interest in fostering the global competitiveness of its enterprises. In the process, China’s foreign direct investment (FDI) has increased globally, particularly in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. This has resulted in China becoming the most important source of FDI in the world with 158.29 billion US$ annually in 2017. Flows of capital, people, and ideas from China have not only increased, but also greatly diversified over the last two decades to reach fields as diverse as energy, trade, transport, media, education, finance, and so on. If China’s global imprint has been most prominent in the economic or geo-economic fields, the country’s increasing presence also has important social, cultural and political aspects. Hence, this conference will discuss how Chinese global engagements shape new political, economic, and social configurations.

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February 14, 2019

Special lecture at Chulalongkorn University

Is China really the “Middle Kingdom”?

Poster of the special Lecture by Anne CHENG

The Institute of Asian Studies,
The Institute of Research on Contemporary Southeast Asia
and Chula Global Network present

A special lecture at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
Is China really the “Middle Kingdom”?
Professor at Collège de France, Chair in Intellectual History of China


Discussants :
- Wasana WONGSURAWAT (Department of History, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University)
- Professor Emeritus Surichai WUN'GAEO (Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Chulalongkorn University)


February 18th 2019
Time 10 -12am (registration 9 am)
Venue : Saranitet Conference Room, 2nd floor, Main Auditorium, Chulalongkorn University


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February 12, 2019


Bourse de terrain

Date d’envoi des candidatures : du 1er janvier au 31 mars.

L’Irasec met à concours chaque année deux bourses d’aide à la recherche sur le terrain de 3000 Euros chacune.

Ces bourses s’adressent en priorité à des doctorant.e.s et à des post-doctorant.e.s français ou étrangers (inscrits dans une université française pour les doctorant.e.s ou associé à un laboratoire de recherche français pour les post-doctorant.e.s) poursuivant des recherches sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine dans les champs disciplinaires suivants : sciences politique, sciences économiques, sciences sociales (anthropologie, sociologie, géographie, droit, histoire contemporaine).

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February 3, 2019

Bourse d'étude

Bourse ARTS pour une thèse au Cambodge

L'UMR DEVSOC, l'IRD et l'Université de Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne ont le plaisir de vous informer de la disponibilité d'une Bourse ARTS, déjà acquise (pour 3 ans, pour un.e candidat.e intéressé.e à effectuer un sa thèse de doctorat sur sujet ciblé au Cambodge.

La personne doit être originaire d'un pays du Sud et ferait sa thèse, de préférence en socio-anthropologie, sous la direction d'un membre de l'UMR DEVSOC (Frédéric Bourdier), avec possibilité de cotutelle.

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February 3, 2019


Mers d’Asie du Sud-Est. Coopérations, intégration et sécurité

On the 28 January 2019, at the Alliance française of Kuala Lumpur, Christine CABASSET participated to the book launch: Nathalie FAU and Benoit de TRÉGLODÉ (dir.), 2018, Mers d’Asie du Sud-Est. Coopérations, intégration et sécurité, Paris, CNRS Editions, a book she contributed to with a chapter on « The Joint Petroleum Development Areas in the Timor Sea ».







Buy the book

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February 1, 2019


2019 Vietnam Symposium on International Business

20–21 June 2019
Banking University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Submission deadline: March 31, 2019

You are cordially invited to submit your research papers (English only and in PDF files) for presentation consideration at the 1st Vietnam Symposium on International Business (VSIB-2019) that will take place on 20-21 June 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Paper submission

Authors are invited to submit their papers in PDF files, no later than 31 March 2019 through the conference website: Early submission is highly encouraged and the decision is made as soon as the peer-review is completed. No submission fee is required.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: March 31, 2019
  • Notification of review results: April 20, 2019
  • Registration deadline: May 15, 2019
  • Conference event: June 20-21, 2019

Associated journals

In consultation with the conference organizers and the Editors-in-Chief of Journal of Asian Economics, authors of best conference papers will be invited to submit their papers to a regular issue of the Journal.

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January 21, 2019

Présentation de livres

Comprendre la Thaïlande avec Eugénie MÉRIEAU

Affiche présentation des livres d'Eugénie MérieauPrésentation des livres par l’auteure
avec la participation de Carol Isoux et Stéphane Rennesson

Jeudi 10 janvier 2019 à 19h

Médiathèque de l'Alliance française de Bangkok
179 Thanon Witthayu, Lumphini, Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330 Thaïlande
Entrée libre
Langue : Français

Dans ses trois ouvrages parus en 2018, Eugénie Mérieau analyse la Thaïlande au regard de ses mythes fondateurs, dans Idées reçues sur la Thaïlande ; son rapport à la «khwampenthai», dans Les Thaïlandais - Lignes de Vie d'un Peuple et sa dimension institutionnelle enfin, dans Le constitutionnalisme thaïlandais au prisme de ses emprunts étrangers - une analyse de la fonction royale.


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December 19, 2018

Scientific Cooperation

Irasec's projets in Hanoi

As part of her mission in Vietnam, Irasec Director Claire Thi Lien TRÂN continued her working meetings in Hanoi with Thi Anh-Dao TRÂN, researcher in the Irasec delegation in Vietnam. They presented Irasec's projects in Vietnam for the year 2019 to the French ambassador Bertrand Lortholary, the Cooperation and Cultural Action Advisor Etienne Rolland-Piegue and the scientific cooperation attaché Eric Mollay.

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December 18, 2018

Knowledge Spreading

Exposition at the LFIB

Claire Tran took part on Tuesday, December 18th to a special day at the Lycée français international de Bangkok (LFIB), around the exhibition A photographic narrative of the Asians at war. With Din Buadaeng (doctoral student in history at the University of Paris Diderot), they provided guided tours of the exhibition with several classes of 14 years old and 17 years old students. Followed by an exchange with the oldest students on the profession of historian and the work of researcher.

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December 18, 2018