We are excited to host the Southeast Asia Research Symposium in collaboration with the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Students’ Society. This is a great opportunity to present research in a relaxed setting and hear from diverse student speakers from a range of disciplines. This symposium event will be held from 5-7pm on Tuesday 4th of October 2022.

Interested speakers are not limited by a fixed topic. Instead, we invite presentations from our ANU student community interested in Southeast Asia on the most interesting and pressing issues in the region. How are rural communities responding to climate-induced pressures on food supply and livelihoods? What are the key issues surrounding the intersection of gender rights and armed conflict in the region? How are international security concerns shaping the political order in the region? How are new technologies shaping emerging digital economies? How is popular culture and social media driving societal change? These are some starting topics to consider when thinking about presenting.

Presentations should be around 7-8 minutes in length and must not exceed 10 minutes. Interested presenters must complete https://forms.gle/WCZngVgFWLCvN9rh7. Prospective presenters are encouraged to prepare a PowerPoint for the presentation. Six presenters will be selected for inclusion in the program. The deadline for abstract submission is 8 September. Selected presenters will be contacted by COB on the 16 September.

The College of Asia and the Pacific Students’ Society (CAPSS) is the college’s student representative body. We run educational and social events for members facilitating the socialisation of the College and assisting in the student learning progress. CAPSS is proud to have academics, business leaders and diplomats in the Asia-Pacific region.

New Mandala provides anecdote, analysis and new perspectives on Southeast Asia. It devotes its attention to the politics and societies of Southeast Asian countries, and their connections with one another. New Mandala has a proud record of contribution to scholarly and popular debates and played a pioneering role in the digitisation of Southeast Asian studies. New Mandala is hosted by the Australian National University’s (ANU) Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs in the College of Asia and the Pacific