Engaging with South East Asia

Seminar series: Engaging with SouthEast Asia: Anxious Nation and Fundamentalist States of Mind

Seminar series: Engaging with SouthEast Asia: Anxious Nation and Fundamentalist States of Mind

Overview

In 2017 a series of five interdisciplinary seminars was held at the The University of Melbourne’s Asia Institute in conjunction with the Melbourne Institute for Psychoanalysis.

The seminars drew together political scientists, historians and psychoanalysts with the objective of encouraging an interdisciplinary dialogue about issues of policy, political and historical importance in Australia’s engagement with Southeast Asia. Senior Australian psychoanalysts Ms Coll Osman, Dr Garry Sheehan, Dr Peter Smith, Dr. John Boots and Ms Janet Chauvel along with Professors Judith Brett, Richard Tanter and David Walker gave presentations in the seminars.

Podcast 1 Seminar 1, 27.4.17: Anxious Australia: Borders, boundaries and invasive Asia

Emeritus Professor David Walker

Discussion leader: Dr Garry Sheehan
Seminar series: Engaging with SouthEast Asia: Anxious Nation and Fundamentalist States of Mind

Podcast 2 Seminar 2, 25.5.17: Fundamentalist States of Mind: some psychoanalytic thinking about Australia's treatment of asylum seekers

Ms Janet Chauvel

Discussion leader: Emeritus Professor Judith Brett
Seminar series: Engaging with SouthEast Asia: Anxious Nation and Fundamentalist States of Mind

Podcast 3 Seminar 3, 15.6.17: The Precarious Balance of Hate and Love in our Times

Ms Coll Osman

Discussion leader: Professor Richard Tanter
Seminar series: Engaging with SouthEast Asia: Anxious Nation and Fundamentalist States of Mind

Podcast 4 Seminar 4, 10.10.17: Dark Times: The road from hurt, hate and disaffection to the 'promises' of radical fundamentalism

Dr John Boots

Discussion leader: Dr Richard Chauvel
Seminar series: Engaging with SouthEast Asia: Anxious Nation and Fundamentalist States of Mind

Podcast 5 Seminar 5, 19.10.17: Australia Now: Still the Foreign Policy of a Settler-Colonial State

Professor Richard Tanter

Discussion leader: Dr Peter Smith
Seminar series: Engaging with SouthEast Asia: Anxious Nation and Fundamentalist States of Mind