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Taking the dis-connections between the three cinematic projects in the exhibition as points of departure, Professor Abraham will engage in a critical conversation about the multiple pasts of what is today called the Global South. A historical overview of the Bandung Conference and its links to the Non-Aligned Movement, real and imagined, will help contextualise different Cold War trajectories as structure and as possibility.
Dr Itty Abraham (United States/Singapore) is Professor and Head of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Earlier, he was director of the South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and program director at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York. He was a Fulbright-Nehru senior fellow in 2011 and has received research grants from the US National Science Foundation, Ford, Rockefeller, and MacArthur foundations, among others. He has written about nuclear power, criminal borderlands, foreign policy, digital cultures, and postcolonial technoscience. He is currently working on a book on refugees and forced migration in Asia.