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The Seminar Series of the Department provides an occasion for staff members and students to share their ideas, views and research activities both with each other and with visiting social scientists. These seminars given by visiting scholars also provide an opportunity to expose staff members to current issues in the field and to exchange ideas with internationally known sociologists and anthropologists. In recent years, the Series featured such prominent scholars as Neil Smelser, Gianfranco Poggi, Marshall Sahlins, Claus Offe, and Jack Goody, among others.

Seminar Title
Date & Time
Work Matters
The Economic and Social Impacts of Software Practice
Dr Kyle Eischen, MPIA
Center for Global, International and Regional Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz
Thur, 04 Nov 2004
3:00 to 4:30pm
Brown Bag Seminar:
Fifty Years of Sociology at Harvard
Prof. Ezra F. Vogel
Harvard University
Thur, 21 Oct 2004
12:00 to 1:30pm
The Death of Race Prof. David Theo Goldberg
Humanities Research Institute
University of Califonia
Thur, 14 Oct 2004
3:00 to 4:30pm
Special Seminar :
Chen Yun and China's Opening and Reform
Prof. Ezra F. Vogel
Henry Ford II Research Professor
Harvard University
Wed, 6 Oct 2004
5:45 to 7:15pm
Inventing Sex in Malaysia and Singapore Assoc. Prof. Maila Stivens
Asia Research Institute, NUS
University of Melbourne
Thur, 30 Sep 2004
3:00 to 4:30pm
Interpreting Affliction: Filming a Healing Séance in Botswana Prof. Richard Werbner
International Centre for Contemporary Cultural Research
University of Manchester
Wed, 22 Sep 2004
2:00 to 4:00pm
What is happening in Southern Thailand? Dr John Funston
Associate Director
Australian National University
Dr Saroja Dorairajoo
Assistant Professor
National University of Singapore
Thur, 9 Sep 2004
3:00 to 4:30pm
A 'Guinness' in Malaysia
Cultural Politics and National Identity in Malaysia
Dr Alberto G. Gomes
School of Social Sciences
La Trobe University in Australia
Thur, 19 Aug 2004
3:00 to 4:30pm
Between Sex and Power Prof. Goran Therborn
Department of Sociology
Uppsala University, Sweden
Mon, 2 Aug 2004
10:00 to 12:00pm
The Premise of Difference
Race, culture, nation and cosmopolitan practice in (pen)insular Southeast Asia
Prof. Joel S. Kahn
Visiting Professor
Asia Research Institute
National University of Singapore
Thur, 8 April 2004
3:00 to 4:30pm
Book Launch
Reorganising Power in Indonesia
The Politics of Oligarchy in an Age of Markets
Richard Robison and Vedi Hadiz Thur, 1 April 2004
3:00 to 4:30pm
Ungendering Gendered Identities? Transgenderism in Malaysia Dr Michelle Lee Guy
Programme of Anthropology & Sociology
National University of Malaysia (UKM)
Mon, 8 Mar 2004
12:00 to 2:00pm
Seeds of Deception
Dangers of Genetically Engineered Foods
Jeffrey M. Smith
Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology
Mon, 1 Mar 2004
3:00 to 4:30pm
Intentional World Cities and Civil Society: Globalization and Civic Spaces in Pacific Asia's Mega-Urban Regions Michael Douglass
Globalization Research Center, University of Hawaii
Thur, 19 Feb 2004
3:00 to 4:30pm
The Modern Schooling of  Taoist Priests in Contemporary Shanghai Yang Der-Ruey
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Department of Sociology
National University of Singapore
Thur, 5 Feb 2004
3:00 to 4:30pm
China's Subsistence Allowances Guarantee System' Features and Implications Dr Jing Tiankui
Director, Institute of Sociology
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Thur, 15 Jan 2004
3:00 to 4:30pm
The Impact of Social Structure on Foreign Direct Investment: Korean Firms and Business Groups in the Asia-Pacific Region Byung-Soo Kim
Department of Sociology
Stanford University
Thur, 8 Jan 2004
3:00 to 4:30pm