Please join the Association for Asian Studies on Thursday, March 16, 2023 for the AAS 2023 Annual Conference Keynote Address, “Asia in a Fragile World,” presented by Pasuk Phongpaichit (Chulalongkorn University). This event is made possible by generous support from the Harvard-Yenching Institute.
With the pandemic and the surge in extreme weather, the physical world no longer seems stable and benign. After an interval of relative calm, geopolitical conflict has dramatically increased. Rising inequality has contributed to divisive and extreme politics everywhere. This lecture looks at Asia in the present day and immediate future from the perspective of a political economist, concentrating on human welfare and the demands on the academy.
Pasuk Phongpaichit is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Thailand. She was born in a village outside Bangkok, went to Monash University, Australia on a Colombo Plan scholarship, and has a doctorate from the University of Cambridge. Her research has focused on practical issues and public policy including the sex industry, corruption, illegal economy, gambling, social movements, inequality, taxation, and most recently land governance. CONTINUE READING
March 16, 2023
Boston Sheraton Hotel
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