The Second International Conference on Lao Studies will be held in early May 2007 at Arizona State University. I have recently received a notice from the Centre for Lao Studies about the conference which is worth passing along.
This is a reminder that the deadline for an early registration of the Second International Conference on Lao Studies is on April 5, 2007–ONLY ONE WEEK AWAY. Pre-registration fees are: $65.00 for students and $120.00 for other participants. After April 5, 2007 the price for registration will be: $75.00 for students and $140.00 for other participants. Please visit our website at www.laostudies.org http://laostudies.org/vinya/RegistrationForm.pdf for the registration form. Registration form must be postmarked on or before April 5, 2007.
The program also includes well over 90 other paper presentations.
These papers range across a huge range of issues. Some interesting examples include:
- Chuthatip Maneepong’s “Sustainability of Solid Waste Management in Laos”;
- Leedom Leefert’s “Where Did the Oy of Baan Chuomphouy Get Their Pot Making From?”;
- Panpilai Kitsudsaeng’s “The Involvement of Tai Dam Women in Market Economy in the Northern Lao PDR”;
- Liao Shaolian’s “Border Trade Between Laos and China: Development Process, Problems and Prospects”;
- Kritsana Athapanyawanit’s “A Tonal Study of Lao Dialects in Kanchanaburi Province”;
- and, Chansouk Insouvanh’s “Social Exclusion and Gender Discrimination in the Khmu People in the Lao PDR”.
It is a packed schedule!
If any New Mandala readers are planning to attend this Lao Studies conference in Arizona, we would be delighted to publish a conference review.
Please do let me know if you are interested in writing one.