MONASH ASIA INSTITUTE BULLETIN MAY 2016

MAI BULLETIN MAY 2016 _

environment_asia

From the MAI Director’s Desk

MAI Research Day is coming soon. It is an exciting initiative to develop crossfaculty
collaborative projects on environment, sustainability and social changes in Asia. We have received many interesting
expressions of interest and really look forward to having a productive scholarly exchange! MAI
welcomes a new research initiative, South Asian Diaspora International Researchers’ Network
(SADIRN). Its launching seminar with four inspiring speakers will be held on 2 May. The Centre for
Southeast Asian Studies May Seminar will discuss an important issue of indigenous conceptualisations
of entrepreneurship in Indonesia’s oil palm business. And there will be a book launch of South
Vietnamese Soldiers that innovatively examines the hitherto neglected experiences of two generations
of soldiers. Last but not least, please be gently reminded of the last call for submission of proposals for
two international conferences MAI is organizing. Please check the detail of all events and information in
this bulletin and the MAI webpage.

Prof. Koichi Iwabuchi
Director, Monash Asia Institute