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Welcoming Activist-In-Residence Braema Mathi

Miss Braema Mathi (Mathiaparanam) is a consultant on corporate communications, organisational development strategies for the non-profit sector, and in advocacy and research. She has been an advocate for social justice and will continue to work with young adults, on advocating on specific issues that they are interested in.

The Role of Indigenous Rights In Rainforest Preservation, Two Perspectives: Presented by Joe Lamb and Dr Jose Fragoso

WHY YOU NEED TO ATTEND: Indigenous groups in Sarawak, Malaysia, when faced with a large-scale development project that would displace thousands of people, and destroy large swathes of rainforest, launched a successful campaign to stop the construction of the Baram Dam.

CARE Research Talk: Dialogue on Sexual Violence- Time Is Up. The Truth. The Action – CARE: Culture Centred Approach T...

In collaboration with the Centre for Culture-Centred Approaches on Research and Evaluation (CARE), NUS’ Department of Communications and New Media has invited thought-leaders to join an important dialogue that seeks to:

CNM-CARE Research Talk: Repositioning The World’s Health- By Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya – CARE: Culture Centred Ap...

What is the World Health Organisation? Its Headquarters in Geneva? Or, is it a more dispersed international entity, which engages and deals with disparate polities in order to stay effective and relevant? In all this, how can we conceptualise the historic formation, underpinning negotiations and impact of the WHO Regional Offices, which are the legal entities that negotiate and work with national governments on a daily basis? Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya uses recent histories of international and global health projects to question a series of presumptions that continue to colonise scholarship about the value of the idea and work of a relatively small sets of actors. In so doing, he argues for the need for greater transparency and democracy in inter-sectoral partnerships that aims to improve global health and well-being.

CNM-CARE Research Talk: The Bandung Doctrine On Decolonisation- By Professor Kuan-Hsing Chen – CARE: Culture Centred ...

The Bandung Conference transformed the global dynamics that had been shaped by imperialism and colonialism, breaking away from the binarism of socialist and capitalist ideals. And with the rapid ascent of nations like Africa, Asia, the Carribbean and Latin-America, the history of conquest can now be brought to light, examined and understood. Professor Kuan-Hsing Chen argues that this re-examination will lead to solidarity across all sectors. Only when programmes like Indonesia’s New Marine Time and China’s One Belt, One Road are understood through the lens of the Bandung spirit of decolonisation, can they be connected intellectually and politically. This not only demands a critical re-examination of histories, but also challenge existing modes of knowledge that were shaped by European colonisers for the past two hundred years.

Thoughts On CARE’s Dialogue On Sexual Violence – CARE: Culture Centred Approach To Research and Evaluation

The CARE talk on Sexual Violence aimed to look at how communications impacts on concepts of sexual violence, promotes education on the legal measures available to those who have suffered sexual assaults and connects support services for the survivors of sexual assaults.

CNM-CARE Research Talk: Rethinking Censorship In An Age of Authoritarian Resilience- Presented By Professor Cherian G...

Most discussions on media freedom implicitly contrast it to totalitarian control. While it is intuitively appealing to think of liberty as the opposite of tyranny, this binary framework does not help us understand how today’s authoritarian regimes sustain themselves. Integrating empirical research on censorship practices, this presentation considers how media policies contribute to authoritarian resilience, with a particular focus on Asia, including Singapore. Although not ideologically opposed to spectacularly repressive methods, many states have shifted to stealthier forms of censorship. They also apply differential levels of censorship, allowing selective liberalisation to enhance their legitimacy among publics and co-opt large segments of the media and culture industries, while stifling communication that would potentially challenge their political dominance.

CNM-CARE Research Talk: Living Longer- Today for the Many Tomorrows – CARE: Culture Centred Approach To Research and ...

There’s no denying that societies all over the world face a growing problem- an aging population. CARE, in collaboration with NUS Communications and New Media, is hosting a dialogue on on living longer. The objectives are to:

CNM-CARE Research Talk: The Work of Civil Society – CARE: Culture Centred Approach To Research and Evaluation

The inner workings of civil society is sometimes shrouded in mystery. This dialogue session- which is part of the CARE Social Justice Series- therefore aims to: