Public lecture by Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, on the state of freedom of religion or belief in Asia
10am, Monday August 20, 2018
According to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. This includes the right to have, adopt or manifest a chosen religion or belief. As such, it is a fundamental human right that should not be curtailed, threatened or denied.
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Documentary: Koudelka Shooting the Holy Land
7pm, Monday August 20, 2018
The film provide a unique insight into the creative genius of Czech photographer Josef Koudelka. Director Gilad Baram follows Koudelka on his journey through Israel and Palestine as he searches for the elusive moment in which a photograph emerges.
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ASEAN: Does it matter?- Panel Discussion and Book Launch
7pm, Thursday August 23, 2018
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has been alternatively criticized and praised -- as a disparate group in search of meaning, or as a vital regional platform. Long hampered by divided views and the consensus principle, regional leaders have met with mixed results in efforts to overhaul ASEAN's framework.
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'Hello, Shadowlands', an investigative plunge into Southeast Asian organized crime An evening with Patrick Winn, author of Hello, Shadowlands
7pm, Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Organized crime in Southeast Asia is entering a golden age. Now valued at $100 billion, this dark economy is expected within the next decade to hit $375 billion -- more than the legit output of many Asian nations.
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Kachin: The Forgotten War - Photo Exhibition Extended Through August
Continuing Through August
Hkun Lat is a freelance documentary photographer from Myanmar based in Bangkok who was a stringer with AP Images. He works on his own projects and on assignments for international news agencies and other organizations, including WWF, UNHCR, FAO, and UNOCHA. His interest in photography ignited in 2011 after the civil war resumed in his homeland, Kachin state.
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Documentary: Moving Stories
7pm, Monday September 3, 2018
Moving Stories is a film about an acclaimed New York dance company that travels the world, working with youth who have experienced war, poverty, extreme prejudice and severe trauma as refugees. The film follows Battery Dance's dancers as they work with youth in India, Romania, Korea and Iraq through the Dancing to Connect program.
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Tackling China's South China Sea ambitions - lessons from the Philippines a panel discussion and book launch
7pm, Wednesday September 5, 2018
The tale of China's relentless expansion of claims in the South China Sea is a saga that brings together maritime natural resources, energy and environmental issues, regional security priorities and geopolitics. Most of all it was the multi-faceted backdrop for a groundbreaking case pressed by the Philippines against China at the Permanet Court of Arbitration in the Hague.
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