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.

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.
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Helena Varkkey: “Palm Oil Intensification and Expansion in Indonesia and Malaysia: Environmental and Socio-Political Factors Influencing Policy” as part of a panel on “A Future Beyond (or Without) the Forest: Reflections on Path Dependency and Alternative Development Strategies in Indonesia and Malaysia” on 10 April 2019 at Glasgow Centre for International Development, UK

Helena Varkkey: “Transboundary Haze and the Science-Policy Interface”, as part of a panel on “Interdisciplinary Discussion Session: How can we ensure our science leads to improvement of the atmospheric environment?”, on 28 October 2019, at the International Conference on Atmospheric Sciences and Application to Air Quality (ASAAQ15), University of Nottingham Malaysia



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




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


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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