UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: "Political Ecology in Asia: Plural Knowledge and Contested Development in a More-Than-Human World" [Bangkok, 10-11 October 2019]

Political Ecology in Asia: Plural Knowledge and Contested Development in a More-Than-Human World

Thursday-Friday, 10-11 October 2019, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

Co-organized by Center for Social Development Studies (CSDS); Chula Global Network (CGN); Research Institute on Contemporary Southeast Asia (IRASEC); French Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD); French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP); IRN-SustainAsia; POLLEN Political Ecology Network

Keynote Speakers:

  • “Reflection on Vijñana of Religion: New Animism in the Age of the Anthropocene” - Thanes Wongyannava, Retired Professor, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University

  • “The Political Ecology of Climate Change, Uncertainty and Transformation in Marginal Environments” - Lyla Mehta, Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex.

Panel topics include:

  • Resource politics and the public sphere;

  • Particulate matters: the emergence of a political ecology of haze in Asia;

  • Hydrosocial rivers and their politics;

  • Ontologies of infrastructure;

  • Post-development and systemic alternatives from Asia;

  • People and the biodiversity crisis: reshaping governance and justice in conservation;

  • Industrialization and ecological justice;

  • Asia’s urban political ecologies;

  • Feminist political ecology in Asia;

  • Interspecies cohabitations in Asia: non-human animals and political ecology;

  • Representations of nature and political engagements;

  • Political ecologies of land in Southeast Asia: Beyond the technical-regulatory gaze.

To register for this forum, please e-mail us your name, organisation, and position to Anisa Widyasari (CSDS) at PoliticalEcologyinAsia@gmail.com. Registering participants are requested to pay 400 THB per day for lunch and coffee breaks. Students may join for free.

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