ANU Indonesia Project visited the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada

Budy Resosudarmo during his presentation at the

Budy Resosudarmo during his presentation at the Centre of Southeast Asia Reearch (CSEAR), University of British Columbia, Canada.


Budy Resosudarmo, academic staff at ANU Indonesia Project, visited the Centre of Southeast Asia Research (CSEAR) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada, from 11 to 14 November 2017. CSEAR, founded in July 1992, is one of five regional research centres at the Institute of Asian Research (IAR), UBC. It is the only academic institution in Canada who devotes itself exclusively to the study of Southeast Asia, and it carries on the rich legacy of the study of Southeast Asia at UBC. The Centre also organises seminars, workshops, conferences and publications to promote deeper understanding of and interest in Southeast Asia. Professor Richard Barichello is the director of the Centre.

In this visit, Budy took the opportunity to promote The Project’s activities and to discuss feasible collaborations, as well as presenting his research to the faculty members and students of UBC. Arianto Patunru from ANU Indonesia Project currently has an on-going book editing project on globalisation in Indonesia with Rick Barichello. More collaborative research and engagement activities between The Project and CSEAR are expected to be developed further. A reciprocal visit from a faculty member of CSEAR to the Project is also expected soon in the future.

While in Vancouver, Budy also participated in the 64th Annual North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI).  Approximately 600 papers were presented in this conference. Budy is the current president of RSAI.