1st Benedict Anderson Memorial Roundtable: Debating Imagined Communities

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Debating Imagined Communities: A Tribute To Benedict Anderson celebrated the life and work of the late Professor Anderson. Held on 30 January 2016 at Asia Centre in Bangkok, Thailand; the event attracted a diverse audience of about 40 people including friends and colleagues of Anderson, as well as students and members of public who were keen to learn more about the scholar and his work.   Professor James Gomez, Associate Dean (International Affairs) at the School of Communication Arts, Bangkok University and co-founder of the Asia Centre, opened the event by discussing how Anderson’s work sits in relation to his contemporaries.…

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Irregular Foreigners’ Right to Health in Japan

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Asia Centre hosted Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University student Yasuyuki Kato on 19th October 2015. Kato presented his thesis; "Irregular Foreigners' Right to Health in Japan: An Analysis from the Perspectives of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights". Kato's research provided insight into some of the challenges that irregular migrants in Japan face when accessing healthcare services. The seminar also discussed the duties of the Japanese government with regards to the provision of adequate healthcare services as well as their differentiated obligations towards citizens and non-citizens.

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