CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Special sessions organised at international conferences

Special Session: Governing Transboundary Land Commons through COVID-19 in Southeast Asia. International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) Virtual Land Commons, 15 September 2021.

Chair: Prof. David Taylor, Co-Chair: Dr. Michelle Ann Miller

Panelists: 

Dr. Helena Binti Muhammad Varkkey, Prof. Jonathan Rigg, Dr. Rini Astuti, Ms. Zu Dienle Tan, Dr. Michelle Ann Miller

Youtube video of Special Session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AkO3u2fQXs 

Themed Panel: Hybrid Governance of Transboundary Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia, Association for Asian Studies (AAS) in Asia Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 1-4 July 2019.

Panel organiser: Dr Michelle Ann Miller

Panelists and Discussant:

Dr. Thong Anh Tran, Dr. Helena Binti Muhammad Varkkey, Prof. Jonathan Rigg, Dr. Louis Lebel, Dr. Michelle Ann Miller

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Themed Panel: Hybrid Governance of Transboundary Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia, XVII Biennial Conference for International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC), Lima, Peru, 1-5 July 2019.

Panelists:

Dr. Rini Astuti, Mr. Marcel Bandur, Prof. David Taylor, Dr. Carl Middleton

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Keynote Addresses 

Rini Astuti: Fixing flammable forest? The politics of transboundary haze and peatland restoration in Indonesia. A keynote speech delivered at The 2nd International Conference on Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. 29 November 2019 at Bogor Agricultural Institute. Bogor, Indonesia.

Michelle Miller: Hybrid Governance of Peatland Commons. A keynote speech delivered at the 2nd International Conference on Geography and Education. Convened by State University of Malang, Indonesia, 10 October. http://icge.um.ac.id/

Helena Varkkey: The ‘Crime’ of Haze: Haze in the Context of Human Dignity and Human Rights, A Keynote Speech at the AID National Conference on the Humanities and Social Sciences, on 17 April 2019 at Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia

Helena Varkkey: “The Political Future of Haze and Peatlands in Southeast Asia”, Keynote Speech at the Southeast Asia Symposium, on 4 October 2019, at the University of Puget Sound, Washington

Michelle Miller: Transboundary communities of commoning in environmental governance. A keynote speech at the Association for Borderland Studies 2nd World Conference, Co-convened by University of Vienna & Central European University, Vienna & Budapest, 10-14 July 2018.
Presentation Details:
https://www.abs2018world.com/program/keynote-speeches/michelle-ann-miller/

Presentations

Zu Dienle Tan: Tropical peatland restoration as an affordable nature-based climate solution with fire reduction and biodiversity co-benefits. Session GS26: Implementing Nature-based solutions 1, International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB2021), 17 December 2021.  
Helena Varkkey: Multi-Scalar, Multi-Sectoral Participation in Haze Governance in Southeast Asia: Transboundary Publics in Singapore. Seminar for Department of Geography, National University of Singapore, 8 October 2021.
Michelle Miller: JPAS Lecture Series (Lecture III): Selective border permeability: How COVID-19 is changing environmental governance across borders in Southeast Asia. Department of International & Strategic Studies, Universiti Malaya, 1 October 2021.  
Zu Dienle Tan: Agroecosystems and COVID-19: Enhancing sustainability and resilience of peatland commons for pandemic recovery. Special TECSEA Session at International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) Virtual Land Commons, 15 September 2021
Recording of presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AkO3u2fQXs 
Rini Astuti: Peatland Communities in times of COVID-19 and transboundary socioecological changes. Special TECSEA Session at International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) Virtual Land Commons, 15 September 2021
Recording of presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AkO3u2fQXs 
Helena Varkkey: Malaysia, COVID-19 and the Governance of Sustainability within the Southeast Asian Palm Oil Sector. Special TECSEA Session at International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) Virtual Land Commons, 15 September 2021.
Recording of presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AkO3u2fQXs 
 
Jonathan Rigg: Commoning among the Rural in a Pandemic Era in environmental governance. Special TECSEA Session at International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) Virtual Land Commons, 15 September 2021
Recording of presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AkO3u2fQXs 
Michelle Miller: Selective border permeability in governing communal lands through and beyond COVID-19. Special TECSEA Session at International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) Virtual Land Commons, 15 September 2021
Recording of presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AkO3u2fQXs 
Michelle Miller: Urban Resilience and Environmental Change in Southeast Asia.
Invited Roundtable Panel discussion on Environmental Resilience and Southeast Asia,
London School of Economics (LSE) Southeast Asia Week 2020, 30 October 2020. 
Panel details: https://www.lse.ac.uk/seac/events/2020/SEAW-Environment

 
Helena Varkkey: Transboundary Haze Governance in Times of Change: A Malaysian
Perspective. a. Invited Roundtable Panel discussion on Environmental Resilience and
Southeast Asia, London School of Economics (LSE) Southeast Asia Week 2020,
30 October 2020. 
Panel details: https://www.lse.ac.uk/seac/events/2020/SEAW-Environment

 

Sumiya Bilegsaikhan Taij: Towards a Relational Political Ecology of Transboundary
Waters: Insights from Northern Laos.
POLLEN2020 Biennial Political Ecology
Conference,
23 September 2020.

Thong Anh Tran: New Water Challenges in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta:
Discourses of Institutional Adaptation.
Institute of Water Policy Virtual Seminars,
21 July 2020.

Helena Varkkey: Palm Oil Intensification and Expansion in Indonesia and Malaysia: Environmental and Socio-Political Factors Influencing Policy. Glasgow Centre for International Development, U.K. 10 April 2019.

Helena Varkkey: Transboundary Haze and the Science-Policy Interface. International Conference on Atmospheric Sciences and Application to Air Quality (ASAAQ15), University of Nottingham Malaysia, 28 October 2019.

Astuti, R. McGregor, A. Taylor, D. Saputra, W., Sulistyanto: Governance implications of illegal oil palm plantations in Indonesia. Indonesia Council Open Conference, Canberra, A.C.T., Australian National University, 21 November 2019.

 

 

Astuti, R. McGregor, A. Taylor: Addressing fires in the forest: the case of illegal oil palm plantations Inside Indonesia’s forest zones. Conference on Political Ecology in Asia, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 19 October 2019.

 

Zu Dienle Tan: Patterns and drivers of forest and biomass fires in Indonesia. Speed talk at the 4th Open Science Meeting (April 24th, 2019) at Bern, Switzerland.

Zu Dienle Tan: Drivers of biomass and forest fires in the outer islands of Indonesia. Oral presentation at the International Congress for Conservation Biology (July 22-25, 2019) at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
 

Rini Astuti: Haze Free ASEAN 2020? The politics of disciplining forest and plantation industries in Indonesia. At The University of Nottingham Malaysia’s Mindset Public Seminar on “Haze Free ASEAN 2020?: National and Local Strategies and Challenges in Managing Fires and Haze in Indonesia”. 23 January 2019

Rini Astuti: Fixing Flammable Forest: The Scalar Politics of Peatland Restoration in Indonesia. At Asia Research Institute’s conference on Sustainable Transboundary Governance of the Environmental Commons in Southeast Asia. 1 – 2 November 2018

Rini Astuti: Assembling Forest Peatlands Commons in Indonesia. At University of Sydney “ASEAN Forum: Environmental Sustainability in ASEAN”. Friday 5 October 2018.

Marcel Bandur: Sustainable Transboundary Governance of the Ecological Commons. Asia Regional Biennial IASC Meeting, convened by the Ostrom Center for the Advanced Study in Natural-resource-governance, 13-16 July 2018, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Helena Varkkey: The Political Future of Haze and Peatlands, presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 1-5 July 2018
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Rini Astuti: Forest Land Politics in Post-Soeharto Indonesia. At Asia Research Institute’s seminar on “Reformasi at 20: Indonesia, then and now”. 14 May 2018

Helena Varkkey: The "Crime" of Haze: Haze in the Context of Human Dignity and Human Rights, presented at the UNESCO Forum of ASEAN National Bioethics Committees on Haze, Jakarta, Indonesia, 6-7 December 2017
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