Lives and land at Isan frontiers in the Mekong context

Wednesday 6 April 2016
1.00 - 2.00pm

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Madsen Rm 449, Madsen Building, Eastern Ave, The University of Sydney


Explore current innovations in geographical research and cutting edge trends in socio- spatial theory throughout this seminar series.

Geographers and the Environment with Prof. Kanokwan Manoram (Ubon Rachathani University)

Prof. Kanokwan Manoram earned her Ph.D in Rural Sociology from University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. She also gained a Master of Rural Regional Development Planning at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, and a Bachelor of Community Development at Khon Kean University, Thailand.

Since graduation in 1997, she has been working in the Thailand and Mekong region in many fields such as water government, river basin management, and participatory impact assessment, cross border studies, rural development and agrarian change.

Much of her work has involved policy recommendations on dam and irrigation management in Thailand and the Mekong region. She has been working with a recognition research network, M-POWER (Mekong Program on Water, Resilience and Environment Research), for eight years on the Steering Committee, and now she is the Co-Chair of the network.

Upcoming in the Series

Wednesday April 13th | 1 – 2.00pm
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Wednesday April 20th | 1 – 2.00pm
Dr Stephen Schweinsberg (UTS) | Sustainable tourism marketing in national parks: Oxymoron or pathway to the future?

Wednesday April 27th | 1 – 2.00pm
Danny Marks (Geosciences post-grad) | Circuits of Power: Environmental Injustice from Bangkok’s Shopping Malls to Hydropower Dams in Laos
Ming Li Yong (Geosciences post-grad) | Transboundary community-based responses and resistance to mainstream hydropower dams in the Lower Mekong Basin

Wednesday May 4th | 1 – 2.00pm
Assoc. Prof Kurt Iveson (Geosciences) & Prof. Robyn Dowling (USYD) | Digital disruptions and transport

Wednesday May 11th | 1 – 2.00pm
Xiao Jiang Yu (Geosciences) | The western development strategy and environment in southwest China: a case of Guizhou

Wednesday May 18th | 1 – 2.00pm
Prof. Bill Pritchard (Geosciences) | Should we aspire to a society that is food secure, or a society of food-sovereign consumers?

Wednesday May 25th | 1 – 2.00pm
Kirsten Jenkins (University of St Andrews) | What is energy justice? Lessons from the nuclear fuel cycle in Canada, the UK and Australia

Wednesday June 1st  | 1 – 2.00pm
Leonardo Valenzuela (Geosciences post-grad) | Moralscapes of the Anthropocene
Billy Haworth (Geosciences post-grad) | Assessing the potential, application, & implications of volunteered geographic information in disaster risk reduction

Wednesday June 8th | 1 – 2.00pm
Alistair Sisson (Geosciences post-grad) | Night-Time Economy stigmatisation: a case study of Northbridge, Western Australia

Wednesday June 15 | 1 – 2.00pm