350 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, British Columbia

Frontier environments' in Southeast Asia are much larger and more complex than mere borders and boundaries. Here, sharp conflict and strong cooperation exist side by side, with long-term ecological consequences. While frontiers attract economic migrants, smuggling of illicit commodities like drugs, armed conflict, and refugees, there is also potential for cooperation, ecological resilience, new communication networks and various forms of livelihood. Are there wiser ways to develop, manage, and govern these frontiers?
Canadian economic influences are playing a role in frontier environments in Southeast Asia through global development, and some Canadians have their origins there, too. This dialogue brings together people from public organizations and professionals who are active in long-term development on socio-economic and ecological frontiers.
Dialogue participants include: Mary Callahan, associate professor, University of Washington; Ho Ts'ui-ping, associate research fellow, Institute of Ethnology in Taiwan; and Francois Robinne, senior researcher, Institute of Research on Southeast Asia (IRSEA-CNRS), France.

This dialogue is free, but reservations are required.
Please call 778 782 5200 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Added by Cassandra Ariken on May 7, 2008

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