The Mekong, China, & Southeast Asian Transitions Series: Markets for Mekong Commodities


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When: Jan 27 2021 - 2:00pm until Jan 27 2021 - 3:30pm

Spring 2021 Webinar Series

In recent decades, people living in the Lower Mekong Region have witnessed major shifts from predominantly subsistence agriculture to industrializing economies, with attendant changes in migration, crop production systems, and major infrastructure (roads, dams, industrial estates). This series of four webinars will explore how communities in the region are experiencing the economic, social, and cultural dislocations of these transformations.

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International concurrent times

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 (US)
    • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (HST)
    • 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. (EST)
  • Thursday, January 28, 2021 (Vientiane/BKK/PhnomPenh/Hanoi)
    • 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. (ICT)


Ian Baird, Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ben Belton, Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University

Nathan Green, Geography, National University of Singapore

Patrick Slack, Geography, McGill University

Moderator: Jefferson Fox, East-West Center, Honolulu

Full webinar series schedule

Panel 1 : Jan 27 - Markets for Mekong Commodities
Panel 2 : Feb 24 - Migration, Mobility, and the Mekong
Panel 3 : Apr 7 - The Spirits and Spiritual Life of the Mekong
Panel 4: Apr 28 - Mekong Dams: Debates and the Politics of Evidence

This series is made possible through funding from the Henry Luce Foundation and is co-organized by Michigan State University-James Madison College and Asian Studies Center, the East-West Center, University of Hawai'i-Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai'i at Manoa-Center for Chinese Studies, and Chiang Mai University-Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Dr. Jefferson Fox
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