The Club of Vienna is pleased to announce a public lecture on
“Impacts of Climate Change in Thailand”
Dr. Chirapol Sintunawa
Monday, 13 March 2017, 6 p.m.
Cafe Griensteidl, Karl Kraus Saal, Michaelerplatz 2, 1010 Wien
As many countries in the world Thailand recognized the significance of global warming and climate change and therefore ratified several international documents on climate change. A major event of climate change that Thailand has been facing almost every year is flooding, which has long been seen as the most damaging and costly natural hazard in many countries. Due to global climate change and rapid urbanization in the floodplains, the frequency of devastating floods tends to be higher and the loss of human lives and property show no sign of decreasing.
In the first ever evaluation of its kind, the OECD ranked 136 coastal cities with populations greater than one million people by the impacts they would experience from a major flood. Right now, approximately 900,000 people in Bankok are at risk from flood events, increasing to more than five million by 2070, the report said. In taking Thailand as a prime example, the lecture wants to shed light on the dynamics, actions and further challenges of climate change.
Dr. Chirapol Sintunawa studied Technology of Environmental Management and made his Ph.D. in Energy System Analysis, Faculty of Engineering, University of Strathclyde, UK. He is currently Assistant Professor at Mahidol University in Thailand. He also serves as the Vice President and Secretary General of the Green Leaf Foundation. He is a member of numerous scientific boards and organisations, e.g. the Balaton group. He is the leading person to bring sustainability into practical use in companies and tourism in Thailand.
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The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and the Embassy of Japan in Austria are pleased to announce a talk on
THE DEVELOPMENT AND NEW CHALLENGES OF REGIONALISM(S) IN ASIA
Mie Oba is currently Professor at the Tokyo University of Science, Faculty of Engineering, Liberal Arts Section, specializing in International Relations, Politics in the Asia-Pacific Region, Regionalism in Asia and Theories of Regional integration and regionalism. Her publications include:
- “Asia as a multi-layered region: In search for co-existence in conflicts”,
- “The Invention of the Asia Pacific Region: A History of Regionalism and Search for Identity by Japan and Australia as Liminal Nations”,
- and the ASEAN Study Group Report “ASEAN’s External Relations and the Changing Regional Structure in East Asia: Can ASEAN Stay in the ‘Driver’s Seat’?”.
Alfred Gerstl, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna
Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 4.00 pm
Musikzimmer of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna
Favoritenstraße 15a, 1040 Wien (Underground station: U1 Taubstummengasse)
The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at Heidelberg University welcomes applications for up to six doctoral scholarships beginning in the winter semester 2017/18.
The three-year programme offers a monthly scholarship of 1.200 Euro. It further supports its members in framing their research through advanced courses as well as individual supervision and mentoring. Half of the scholarships are reserved for young scholars from Asia.
Applicants are expected to propose a doctoral project with a strong affiliation to one of the four research areas of the Cluster (Governance & Administration, Public Spheres, Knowledge Systems, Historicities & Heritage). They must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade and provide proof of advanced language skills in English.
Applications, including a CV, a letter of intention, a project proposal, a schedule for the dissertation, and two letters of recommendation are submitted through an Online Application System.
Deadline for applications is March 15, 2017.
For more information about the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies and the application process see http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/gpts. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the University at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heidelberg University welcomes applications for its 2-year Master’s Programme in Transcultural Studies. Across disciplines and national borders, students from around the globe can explore the dynamics of cultural exchanges. The emphasis lies on Asian, predominantly East and South Asian, and European cultures.
The M.A. Transcultural Studies is a research-oriented, interdisciplinary programme in the humanities and social sciences with a transregional focus. It offers a wide range of courses within an international research environment and is taught completely in English. Students are trained in transcultural theories and methods as well as in the study of cross-cultural exchanges in past and present, specifically between Asia and Europe. They specialise in one of three study foci: “Society, Economy, and Governance”, “Visual, Media and Material Culture”, or “Knowledge, Belief, and Religion”. They will learn to critically evaluate research tools and methodologies from different disciplines in order to arrive at a set of methods and theories, which is framed according to the specific research question and material.
Students are encouraged to spend their third semester abroad on study exchange or conducting a research oriented internship. They can benefit from partnerships with Tokyo and Kyoto University, the University of Hyderabad and Seoul National University that also include funding programmes. A study exchange to other Asian, as well as European countries is also possible.
Applicants must hold a B.A. or equivalent (minimum three years of study) in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade. Furthermore, proficiency in English and two more languages is required
The application deadline for international students is June 15, 2017.
For more information on the programme as well as the application, requirements and process please visit http://www.transcultural.uni-hd.de/
Die Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn sucht für die Abteilung für Südostasienwissenschaft zum 1.4.2017 einen
Wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiter (m/w), 50 %
Die Stelle ist befristet für die Dauer von 3 Jahren.
Das Aufgabenprofil umfasst unter anderem Lehre im Fach Südostasienwissenschaften und ermöglicht eigene wissenschaftliche Qualifizierung. Zudem wirkt der/die Mitarbeiter/in bei der Vorbereitung von Forschungsanträgen mit.
Mehr Infos in diesem pdf.
The Chair of Comparative Development and Cultural Studies with a focus on Southeast Asia of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Professor Martina Padmanabhan) invites applications for an
interim/visiting professorship (full-time) for 12 months
from 1 September 2017 until 31 August 2018, covering the academic year 2017-18 (winter semester 2017-18 and summer semester 2018).
Remuneration for this professorship, which is a German civil service post, is in line with pay grade W2 of the German salary scale for professors.
Moreover, applications for a
postdoctoral position, available immediately,
are also welcome.
Please, click on respective position in to obtain further information.
CUSEAC is run by a group of passionate ASEAN students at Cambridge University and aims to create awareness about the challenges in the region among the wider Cambridge community. The theme for the conference is “Stepping up to ASEAN Challenges: Catalysing Youth Collaboration” and the focus is on promoting the exchange of ideas and encouraging constructive collaboration within the ASEAN youth community by providing participants the opportunity to work as a team and propose their ideas on how to tackle challenges facing this region. The conference will take place on Saturday, 4 March 2017.
The organising team is currently looking for PhD candidates and postdocs whose work pertains to Southeast Asia to be Mentors for CUSEAC 2017. There will be two workshops during the conference, where delegates will collaborate in groups of eight to discuss current ASEAN issues and formulate an action plan to address them. Mentors are responsible for facilitating discussion of a group in the Workshops and giving guidance to the delegates when developing solutions. There are no restrictions on the topics that can be discussed, but we will prepare briefing documents on Economic, Political and Social issues in ASEAN for the delegates. Prior to the event a briefing and practice session will also be organised for all selected Mentors. Mentors across all disciplines are gladly welcomed as long as their area of expertise is related to Southeast Asia.
If you are interested in becoming a Mentor, please kindly complete this form: http://bit.ly/2jjDuQV by 22 January 2017. This will be an excellent opportunity for you to share your work relating to Southeast Asia, network with other passionate researchers and students from this region as well as shape the conversation around the future of ASEAN. The CUSEAC delegates would highly benefit from any insights you could offer!
To give you a clearer idea about what the event entails, click here for the event proposal. For any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch (email@example.com).
At the University of Passau the Chair of Comparative Development and Cultural Studies with a focus on Southeast Asia of the Faculty of Humanities (Professor Martina Padmanabhan), and the Chair of Development Economics of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics (Professor Michael Grimm), invite applications for:
One postdoctoral and two doctoral researcher positions
Please, click on the link above for further details and disregard deadline dates.
Applications are now open for
Bali International 2017 Winter School: “In Search of Southeast Asia”
This Winter School held at Udayana University in Bali, Indonesia, from 8-21 January and 5-18 March 2017 will offer superb two weeks of learning, sharing, cultural immersion, networking and connecting!
You can find more detailed information here: www.balistudy.com or click here for the booklet.
Bali International 2017 Winter School is designed particularly for students of various social sciences disciplines, namely International Relations, Politics, Sociology, Journalism, Media and Communication, as well as Economics and Business Studies, who want to learn – by using interdisciplinary approach – about the contemporary developments and political, socio-economic and security challenges facing Southeast Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region.
Das Sprachenzentrum der Universität Passau sucht zum 01. April 2017, vorläufig befristet für
zwei Jahre, eine/einen Lektorin/Lektor für die indonesische Sprache. Umfang: 50% der Arbeitszeit.
Näheres finden Sie hier.