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Conference Schedule

 


Day 1: Thursday, June 13, 2019


Opening Session:  9:00-10:30am, Becker House Dining Room

              Welcome Remarks:

Keynote Panel: Issues in Filmmaking in Laos

  1. Anysay Keola, Filmmaker (At the Horizon | Vientiane in Love | Expiration Date)
  2. Khamly Philavong, Actress (Good Morning, Luang Prabang | From Pakse with Love | Lao Wedding)
  3. Dr. Steve Arounsack, Associate Professor of Anthropology, California State University, Stanislaus

Break: 10:30-10:45am

Refreshments available at Cook House Seminar Room and Becker House Hallway outside of the Dining Room.

Panel Session 1: 10:45am-12:15pm – Panels 1-3

Panel 1: The Thawing State: New Perspectives on Ideological Contestation, Cultural Critique, and Political Formation in Cold War Laos

Becker House Dining Room

  1. Democracy in the Royal Lao Government-era (1945-1975) by Ryan Wolfson-Ford
  2. Imagining Lao World Order at Cold War by Anna Koscheeva
  3. Vannakadi is Dead: Reading Lao Literature in Turbulent Times by Chairat Pholmuk

Panel 2: Issues in Nutrition, Medical Care and Employment

Cook House Dining Room

  1. Local food diversity on median Mekong River community of Thailand and Laos PDR by Suwaree Sripoona and Sombhat Kochasit
  2. Travelling Across National Borders for Medical Treatments: Perspectives and Approaches From Lao PDR to Thailand by Suchada Thaweesit and Pimonthipa Malahom
  3. Becoming and being academic women in Lao PDR: Stoic but desiring change by Somkhit Boulidam

Panel 3: Issues in Nutrition, Medical Care and Employment

Cook House Common Room

  1. Land-based investments and smallholders’ livelihood changes: The case of Chinese in Oudomxay Province, Northern Laos by Satomi Higashi
  2. China in Laos: Enclave Spaces and the Transformation of the Borders in the Mekong Region by Pinkaew Laungaramsri
  3. China’s Global Engagement with Lao Higher Education: Winners and Losers by Gerald Fry w/ Chiharu Karuda

Lunch Break: 12:15-1:30pm

            Lunch is available in the Hans Bethe House Dining Room for all registered conference participants.

 

Panel Session 2: 1:30-3:00pm – Panels 4-6

Panel 4: Legacies of War Panel: UXO in Laos: Creating a Legacy of Peace

Becker House Dining Room

Discussants: Breeda Phoummany and Aleena Inthaly

  1. Channapha Khamvongsa
  2. Elaine Russell

Panel 5: Lao Art and Artists: Tradition, Memory and Innovation

Cook House Dining Room

Discussant:

  1. A comparative study of ethnic Lao and Bodo textiles by Dipti Visuddhangkoon and Banabina Brahma
  2. Preserving the artistic styles of the former royal court by Tiao David Nithakhong Somsanith, David Cheah and Graeme Vanderstoel
  3. Being a Lao-America artist by Chantala Kommanivanh

Panel 6: History and Archaeology: The Lan Xang Period

Cook House Common Room

  1. A study on marks stamped on Silver Hoi and Copper Lat money used during the period of the Lan Xang kingdom by Koichi Morinaka w/ Dexanourath Seneduangdeth
  2. Thakhek Muang Kao: First archaeological assessment finds extensive ritual landscape mostly of the Lanxang Period by Joyce White
  3. The relationship between foreign and domestic factors on the early urban development of Vientiane by Kaleb Chitaphong

Break: 3:00-3:30pm

Refreshments available at Cook House Seminar Room and Becker House Hallway outside of the Dining Room.

 

Film Session 1: 3:30-5:00pm

Film 1: Becker House Dining Room

  • Expiration Date. Directed by Anysay Keola. Produced by Lao New Wave Cinema Productions

 

Dinner Break: Starting at 5:00pm

 

"Between Two Worlds: Through the Eyes of the Lao Artist" by Tiao Nithakhong SOMSANITH, and Chantala Kommanivanh

Art Exhibit open from 6:00-8:00pm at the Johnson Art Museum, 5th and 6th Floors

 

 


Day 2: Friday, June 14th, 2019


Panel Session 3: 9:00-10:30am – Panels 7-9

Panel 7: Re-imagining the Future of Work in Laos: Innovative Approaches to Cultivating Diverse Talent for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Cook House Dining Room

Discussant: Phitsamay Uy

  1. Liza Cariaga-Lo
  2. Jennifer Nazareno
  3. Lynn Hernandez
  4. Yen Tran

Panel 8: Roundtable Discussion: Conducting Research in the Lao PDR, Methods and Observations from the Field

Cook House Common Room

Discussant: Bruce Shoemaker

Panel 9: Language Education: Technology and Communication

Rose House Dining Room

  1. The model of digital learning community (DLC) for EFL English teachers in Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), Thailand by Phiyapa Sirivedan
  2. Toward communication support between different ethnic groups in Laos using Text to Speech technologies by Daovalath Phommalath
  3. Foreign Language Education in Laos – Past and Present by Christine Elliott

Break: 10:30-10:45am

Refreshments available at Cook House Seminar Room and Becker House Hallway outside of the Dining Room.

 

Panel Session 4: 10:45am-12:15pm – Panels 10-12

Panel 10: Laotian-American Identity, Memory and Language

Cook House Dining Room

  1. Connecting with your People and Home? Second-Generation Laotian-Americans, Identity and Memory by P. Mike Rattanasengchanh
  2. CLS Programs Overview: Between Two Worlds and more by Vinya Sysamouth
  3. Options for Learning Lao Online: Current and Future Developments by Gregory Green

Panel 11: Issues in Education and Child Care in the Lao P.D.R.

Cook House Common Room

  1. Strengthening Education for Out of School Children in Lao PDR by Miki Inui
  2. Mixed-Methods to Study Child Care and Supervision in Lao P.D.R.by Monica Ruiz-Casares
  3. Migration to Thailand as a result of severe school dropout among primary school-age children in rural areas of Laos by Inleusa Basengkham

Panel 12: Revolution in Laos: Positioning the Foreign and Domestic Pieces

Rose House Dining Room

  1. Language Nationalism in Laos: Pathet Lao’s Revolutionary Strategy by Junko Yano
  2. Diplomacy by Other Means: American Foreign Aid and the Lao Civil War by Franklin Meyer
  3. Laos, North Vietnam, and the Credibility of Indian Leadership in Asia by Wynn Gadkar-Wilcox

Lunch Break: 12:15-1:30pm

            Lunch is available in the Hans Bethe House Dining Room for all registered conference participants.

 

Panel Session 5: 1:30-3:00pm – Panels 13-15

Panel 13: Managing the Rivers: Hydropower and Water Issues

Cook House Dining Room

  1. Hydropower Development and Its Impact on Local Communities in Laos by Amith Phetsada
  2. The Xe Pian Xe Namnoy Dam Collapse: Roots, Realities and Responses by Bruce Shoemaker
  3. Making better use of the Mekong River Commission: how could Laos benefit more from its membership and why does it matter by Ana Felicio

Panel 14: Using Manuscripts, Photographs and Family History to Better Understand the Making of Modern Laos

Cook House Common Room

  1. The Xieng Khaeng Manuscripts: An Introduction to the Indigenous Manuscripts in the Mission Pavie Papers by Akiko Iijima
  2. The Glass Plate Photographs of Jean-Jacques Dauplay from Laos during the French Period by Aphichart Assakul and Marc Mouscadet
  3. Traditional Families of Vientiane in the Mid-Twentieth Century, Kingdom of Laos by Prany Sananikone and Ryan Wolfson-Ford

Panel 15: Cultural and Linguistic Identity and Maintenance

Rose House Dining Room

  1. Kuy Youth language practices in Northeastern Thailand and Southwestern Laos by Stefanie Siebenhütter
  2. The role of Mahachat sung-sermon practitioner monks in Laos and Northeast Thailand by Dipti Visuddhangkoon
  3. The Role of Wat Fang Klong Local Museum in Cultural Maintenance in Thai-Phuan Village, Nakhon Nayok Province, Thailand by Weeranan Damrongsakul
  4. Lao Dach Sangraek : the Lost Northern Tai in Cambodia by Thananan Trongdee

Break: 3:00-3:30pm

Refreshments available at Cook House Seminar Room and Becker House Hallway outside of the Dining Room.

 

Film Session 2: 3:30-5:00pm

Film 1: Cook House Dining Room

  • Origin Story.  Documentary film. Directed by Kulap Vilaysack. Produced by Siamese Rose.

 

Break: 5:00-6:00pm

Conference Dinner Reception: 6:00-8:00pm

The dinner reception will be held in the Bethe House Dining Room

 


Day 3: Saturday, June 15th, 2019


Panel Session 6: 9:00-10:30am – Panels 16-18

Panel 16: International Investment and Economic Development in Laos

Becker House Dining Room

  1. Offshore Lending in Laos by Vishrut Jain
  2. Labor Employment Opportunities in Coffee Production in Southern Lao People’s Democratic Republic by Dexanourath Seneduangdeth
  3. Endogenous Development in the Lao PDR under globalization era: Case study of external assistance by Phonemany Vongxay and Noriyuki Suzuki

Panel 17: Engaging Literature

Cook House Dining Room

  1. A Love Triangle, A Fireworks Competition, and the Cooking of a White Squirrel: Using the Thai-Isan Folk Epic PhaDaeng Nang Ai in Writing a Memoir by Kathryn Stam
  2. Vengeance, Cannibalism, and Punishment: The Female Transgression in Phadaeng Nang Ai—Isan Literary Masterpiece by Tuangtip Klinbubpa-Neff
  3. A Long, Long Time Ago: Using Lao folktales to engage Lao families with school teachers by Phitsamay Uy

Panel 18: Cultural Heritage in Laos

Cook House Common Room

  1. An Overview on the Recent Developments of Culture in Lao PDR by Wu Zhi
  2. Curating Intangible Culture in Lao PDR by Rie Odajima
  3. "Patuxay” monument (Vientiane Capital): Signifier and Signified in the process of Lao’s Historical and Cultural Society by Chansamone Keomoungkhoune
  4. Tourism Policy of the Lao PDR and ASEAN by Masao Nishimura

Break: 10:30-10:45am

Refreshments available at Cook House Seminar Room and Becker House Hallway outside of the Dining Room.

Closing Session: 10:45am-12:15pm

Becker House Dining Room

Closing Remarks:

  1. Gregory Green, Conference Organizer and Curator of the John M. Echols Collection on Southeast Asia at Cornell University Library
  2. Dr. Vinya Sysamouth, Executive Director, Center for Lao Studies
  3. Prany Sananikone, Chair, Board of Directors, Center for Lao Studies

 



Schedule at a Glance:

Time

Thursday June 13th

Friday June 14th

Saturday June 15th

8:00-9:00am

Breakfast: Bethe Dining

 

Registration in Becker Seminar Room

Breakfast: Bethe Dining

 

Registration in Becker Seminar Room

Breakfast: Bethe Dining

9:00-10:30am

Opening Session

 Keynote Panel

 Becker Dining Room

Panel Session 3:

 Panel 7: Cook Dining

 Panel 8: Cook Common

 Panel 9: Rose Dining

Panel Session 6:

 Panel 16: Becker Dining

 Panel 17: Becker Common

 Panel 18: Cook Common

10:30-10:45am

Break: Refreshments in Cook Seminar Room and Becker Hallway

Break: Refreshments in Rose Common Room and Becker Hallway

Break: Refreshments in Cook Seminar Room and Becker Hallway

10:45-12:15

Panel Session 1:

 Panel 1: Becker Dining

 Panel 2: Cook Dining

 Panel 3: Cook Common

Panel Session 4:

 Panel 10: Cook Dining

 Panel 11: Cook Common

 Panel 12: Rose Dining

Closing Session:

 Becker Dining

12:15-1:30pm

Lunch: Bethe Dining

Lunch: Bethe Dining

 

1:30-3:00pm

Panel Session 2:

 Panel 4: Becker Dining

 Panel 5: Cook Dining

 Panel 6: Cook Common

 

Panel Session 5:

 Panel 13: Cook Dining

 Panel 14: Cook Common

 Panel 15: Rose Dining

 

3:00-3:30pm

Break: Refreshments in Cook Seminar Room and Becker Hallway

Break: Refreshments in Cook Seminar Room and Becker Hallway

 

3:30-5:00pm

Film Session 1:

 Film 1: Becker Dining

 Film 2: Cook Dining

 Film 3: Cook Common

Film Session 2:

 Film 1: Cook Dining

 Film 2: Cook Common

 Film 3: Rose Dining

 

5:00-6:00pm

     

6:00-8:00pm

Art Exhibit Reception:

 

5th and 6th Floors of the Johnson Art Museum

Dinner Reception:

  Becker Dining Room

 

 

 

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