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December 2022

Rioting for Representation: Local Ethnic Mobilization in Democratizing Countries

December 5 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Ethnic riots are a costly and all too common occurrence during political transitions in multi-ethnic settings.  Why do ethnic riots occur in certain parts of a country and not others? How does violence eventually decline? Drawing on rich case studies and quantitative evidence from Indonesia between 1990 and 2012, this book argues that patterns of ethnic rioting are not inevitably driven by inter-group animosity, weakness of state capacity, or local demographic composition.  Rather, local ethnic elites strategically use violence to…

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January 2023

Indonesia in International Relations

January 26, 2023 at 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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To celebrate the 75th anniversary of UNC President Dr. Frank Porter Graham negotiating the Renville Treaty during the Indonesian Revolution, and in recognition of Indonesia’s recent chairmanship of the G20, the Carolina Asia Center and the Office of the Vice-Provost for Global Affairs are proud to present a conference on Indonesia in International Relations. On 17 January 1948, under the auspices of a United Nations committee convened by then-president of UNC, Dr. Frank Porter Graham, the Indonesian Republican government under…

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February 2023

Palm Oil Voices: Making Audible and Tactile Deforested Futures in Indonesia

February 21, 2023 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

In cooperation with the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Carolina Asia Center is proud to co-host Palm Oil Voices: Making Audible and Tactile Deforest Futures in Indonesia with Bonnie Etherington Dr. Etherington is Lecturer in Literary & Creative Communication in the School of English, Film, Theatre, Media Studies, and Art History at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

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