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Malaysia and the World Conference

Schedule for the Malaysia and the World Conference at Ohio University

March 24-26, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017 - Welcome Reception and Keynote Address

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM  Welcome Reception with Keynote Address and Book Launch

The reception will feature Keynote Remarks by Aini Ideris, Professor & Vice Chancellor of the Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang.

The Keynote Speech will be "Research Universities as a Tool to Generate Knowledge for Nation Building – Malaysian Prospective."

Also during the reception, the release of the new book, “Nation Making in Malaysia: Issues and Challenges,” will be celebrated. The book is the first publication in the Tun Abdul Razak Occasional Paper Series.

Location: Baker University Center, 1804 Lounge


Saturday, March 25, 2017 - Second Keynote Speech and a wide range of presentations by experts from around the globe

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM SECOND KEYNOTE SPEECH

This Keynote presentation will be given by Shamsul Amri Baharuddin, Distinguished Professor & Founding Director of the Institute Ethnic Studies at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor 

The Keynote Speech will be  "Redefining Unity in Malaysia:  The Making of Malaysia’s National Unity Blueprint."

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231

 

THEME 1:  ISLAM, THE STATE AND LAW

10:05 AM– 10:35 AM Presentation by Ahmad Tarmizi Talib, Associate Professor, Department of Government & Civilization Studies, Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Serdang 

Title:  A Comparative Analysis of Muslim and Non-Muslim Relations in Malaysia and Thailand

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231

 

10:40 AM– 11:10 AM Presentation by: Mohd Hizam Hanafiah, Associate Professor, UKM/ Wharton, UPENN

Title:  ISIS and Malaysia: Preliminary Findings

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231

 

 

11:15 AM– 11:45 AM Presentation by:  Johan Fischer, Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences & Business, Roskilde University, Denmark

Title:  Islam, Standards and Technoscience in Contemporary Malaysia

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231

 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH Baker University Center, 5th Floor Atrium

THEME 2:  MAJORITY-MINORITY RELATIONS

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM Presentation by: Jayum Anak Jawan, Tun Abdul Razak Chair & Visiting Professor of Political Science, Ohio University / Universiti Putra Malaysia

Title: Inter-Ethnic Relations: What Malaysia and the U.S. can learn from each other Baker University Center, Room 231

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231

 

1:50 PM – 2:20 PM Presentation by:  Sarjit Singh Darshan Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Social & Development Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, Universiti Putra Malaysia 

Title: Managing Ethnic Minorities for National Development in Malaysia

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231

 

2:25 PM – 2:55 PM Presentation by:  Ji Lie-li, Professor, Sociology-Anthropology, Ohio University

Title: Geopolitics and Geoculture of Majority-Minority Relations -- An Asian Experience

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231

 

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Presentation by:  Surain Subramaniam, Associate Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of North Carolina at Asheville, NC

Title: Majority-Minority Relations in Malaysia: Challenges and Prospects for Change

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231


Sunday, March 26, 2017 - Additional presentations and the closing remarks

THEME 3:  ELECTORAL POLITICS

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Presentation by:  Donald L. Horowitz, James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science Emeritus, Duke University/Senior Fellow, International Forum for Democratic Studies, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC 

Title: Interethnic Coalition Politics in Malaysia

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231

 

10:20 AM– 10:50 AM Presentation by:  Meredith Weiss, Professor, Department of Political Science, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, State University of NY at Albany 

Title: Payoffs, Parties, or Policies: 'Money Politics' and Malaysia’s Electoral Authorization Resilience

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231

 

10:55 AM– 11:25 AM Presentation by:  Myra Waterbury, Associate Professor, Political Science, Ohio University

Title: Ethnic Parties in Eastern Europe: Between Domestic and Regional Politics

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231

 

11:30 AM– 12:00 PM Presentation by:  Ooi Keat Gin, Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia 

Title:  Eclipse of the Yellow Sun? The Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and Resurgence of Chinese Politics in Malaysia

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231

 

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM LUNCH and NETWORKING Baker University Center, 5th Floor Atrium

THEME 4:  POST-COLONIAL LEGACIES AND IT’S IMPACT UPON NATION MAKING

2:00 PM– 2:30 PM Presentation by:  Kamal Sadiq, Professor, University of California at Irvine, CA

Title:  Limits of Legal Citizenship in Malaysia and India Baker University Center, Room 231

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231

 

2:35 PM– 3:05 PM Presentation by:  Prof. Sr. Ir. Dr. Haji Suhami Abdul Talib, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic and International Affairs, Universiti Institut Teknologi (UiTM), Shah Alam 

Title: Changing The Bumiputra’s Socio Economic Landscape through Education: The UiTM Story

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231

 

3:10 PM– 3:40 PM Presentation by:  Jennifer Fredette, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Political Science, Ohio University

Title: Challenging dominant narratives about colonial history through the courts and union activism in Martinique

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231

 

3:45 PM– 4:15 PM Presentation by:  Stanley Bye Kadam Kiai, Associate Professor, Department of Politics & International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) 

Title: Politics of Federalism: reflecting on the role Sarawak and Sabah in the formation of Malaysia

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231

 

4:20 PM – 4:40 PM CLOSING REMARKS

Location: Baker University Center, Room 231


   

   
   

   
   

   
   

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