Commemorative Roundtable



Southeast Asian Politics: Celebrating the Work of Diane Mauzy

Politique d'Asie du Sud-Est : Hommage au travail de Diane Mauzy


Friday, October 22, 2021


13:45 – 15:30

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This roundtable celebrates Diane K. Mauzy’s many contributions to the study of Southeast Asian politics, in Canada and beyond. As the first female Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia, Dr. Mauzy’s work examined the shifting landscape of ethnic coalition politics and the development of dominant political party systems in Malaysia and Singapore, respectively. This long overdue roundtable brings together friends, colleagues, and past students share how Diane Mauzy’s work has informed their approaches to Southeast Asia. Together, they paint a picture of her enduring contributions to understanding politics in Southeast Asia and an indelible legacy as a scholar, teacher, and mentor. The panel will consist of brief paper presentations by five of Diane’s former students and colleagues, and will be complemented by brief videos shared by folks around the world that are unable to attend in person.

Convenor and Chair/Animateur et président: Shane Joshua Barter, Soka University of America  

Chair/Président: Brian Job, University of British Columbia


Peter Dauvergne, University of British Columbia | Understanding the Consequences of Local Politics for International Relations: Lessons from Diane Mauzy’s Teaching and Research on Southeast Asia

Nathan Allen, St. Francis Xavier University | Democratization under Ruling Party Dominance: Managing Competition and Reform in Southeast Asia

John Funston, Australian National University | Chronicling a new Multi-ethnic State: Diane Mauzy on Malaysia

Trevor Preston, Centennial College | Barisan Nasional: The History of an Idea, 1974 and 2021

Shane Barter, Soka University of America | Southeast Asia on its own Terms: Studying Ethnicity and Conflict across the Region

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