The Columbia Alumni Association, in collaboration with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, cordially invites you to a reception for Columbia University Alumni with special remarks byProfessor Duncan McCargo who will share with us reflections on political scenario in Southeast Asia and Japan.
The reception will also honor the visit of Donna MacPhee '89CC, P: '17CC, President of the Columbia Alumni Association and Vice President for Alumni Relations as she visits Tokyo and shares University updates with local alumni.
Date & time:
Wednesday, June 12 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Tokyo American Club: 2 Chome-1-2 Azabudai, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0041, Japan
6:30 pm: Registration
7:00 pm: Event begins
8:00-9:00 pm: Cocktail reception
Trends in Asian Politics: Mediated Populism, Electoralism, and Authoritarianism?’
This talk examines recent developments in the region, including the rise of Duterte in the Philippines, the recent electoral upset in Malaysia, Cambodia's controversial banning of the political opposition, and recent elections in both Indonesia and Thailand. Professor McCargo discusses the interplay between political protests, election campaigns and media events in an era of social media when the rules of the political game are being torn up and rewritten around the globe. These Asian developments have parallels and counterpoint in the United States and across much of Europe.
Duncan McCargo has been visiting professor of political science at Columbia University since 2015. His books include Contemporary Japan (2013), The Thaksinization of Thailand (co-authored, 2005) and Tearing Apart the Land: Islam and Legitimacy in Southern Thailand (2008). McCargo will soon take up a new position as Director of the Nordic Institute of AsianStudies in Copenhagen, but will retain an active affiliation with the Weatherhead East AsianInstitute at Columbia.
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