NM Interviews

In July 2007 New Mandala launched a series of interviews with academics, activists and writers who contribute to major debates in mainland Southeast Asian Studies.

Interviews have been conducted with:

Professor David Steinberg

  • Director of Asian Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Professor Jonathan Rigg

  • Department of Geography, Durham University

Professor Kevin Hewison

  • Director, Carolina Asia Center, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Professor Pasuk Phongpaichit

  • Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University

Paul Handley

  • Journalist and author of The King Never Smiles: A Biography of Thailand’s Bhumibol Adulyadej

Associate Professor Thak Chaloemtiarana

  • Director, Southeast Asia Program, Cornell University

Emeritus Professor David Chandler

  • Former Director of the Centre of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University

Professor Robert Taylor

  • Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham and Professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Professor Michael Aung-Thwin

  • Professor of Asian Studies, University of Hawaii

Professor Charles Keyes

  • Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and International Studies at the University of Washington, and former Chair of that University’s Department of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Professor Janet Sturgeon

  • Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University

Justin Wintle

  • Writer, journalist and editor, and author of Perfect Hostage: A Life of Aung San Suu Kyi

Professor Duncan McCargo

  • Professor of Southeast Asian Politics, University of Leeds

Any questions or comments about the interview series can be directed to Nicholas Farrelly.