Europe in the New Asia: New Anxieties, New Constructs
1st & 2nd August 2019 • Auditorium, Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Associate Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Affairs, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr. Farish A. Noor is a Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and Affiliated Professor at Universitas Muhamadiyah Surakarta (UMS), Indonesia. He is known as both a political historian and a human rights activist with a well-established media profile including (among others) a feature in the BBC and The Star (where he has been dubbed The Rockstar Professor). The wide diversity of his books published cover topics as diverse as history, politics and art. Some of these include The Discursive Construction of Southeast Asia in 19th Century Colonial-Capitalist Discourse’ (Amsterdam University Press, 2016); ‘The Tablighi Jama’at in Southeast Asia’ (Amsterdam University Press, 2014); ‘The Madrasa in Asia: Political Activism and Transnational Linkages’ (With Martin van Bruinessen and Yoginder Sikand (Eds.), (Amsterdam University Press, 2008); ‘Islam Embedded: The Historical Development of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party PAS: 1951-2003’, (Malaysian Sociological Research Institute (MSRI), Kuala Lumpur, 2004) and Spirit of Wood: The Art of Malay Woodcarving (with Eddin Khoo and photographer David Lok, 2003). Dr Farish Noor is also an artist and an avid traveller.