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Donald K. Emmerson
Donald K. Emmerson is a professor at Stanford University, where he is a senior fellow in the Stanford Institute for International Studies, heads the Asia/Pacific Research Center's Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF), and teaches courses in international relations and international policy studies. An instance of the latter is his Winter 2004 offering on "Southeast Asia: Issues and Perspectives."
Emmerson lectures frequently on Southeast Asian topics. In 2003, for example, he spoke to university audiences at Columbia, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, and Princeton. He has also testified before Congress on Southeast Asian subjects, most recently in 2001 and 1999. In 1999, for the Carter Center, he observed Indonesia's national election in Ambon and the UN-administered vote on autonomy in East Timor.
M. Bakri Musa, M.D.
Malaysian-born Bakri Musa, a surgeon in private practice in California, is a columnist for Malaysiakini. Apart from scientific articles in professional journals, Bakri's credits have appeared in such publications as The New Straits Times, The Star, Education Quarterly, The Edge, Far Eastern Economic Review, and the International Herald Tribune. He has been a commentator on National Public Radio's Marketplace program.
He has published three books: The Malay Dilemma Revisited: Race Dynamics in Modern Malaysia, Malaysia in the Era of Globalization, and An Education System Worthy of Malaysia.
He may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia A. Martinez is a Malaysian who is Senior Research Fellow for Religion and Culture and head of the Intercultural Studies Research at the Asia-Europe Institute of the University of Malaya.
She is the first non-Muslim Malaysian with a Ph.D. in Religion, specialization Islam, having studied in both the USA and the Middle East. Using her knowledge of Arabic and Islamic texts and tradition, she employs interdisciplinary analyses in her presentations and publications on Islam in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, Women and Islam and Christian-Muslim relations. Her latest project researched the identity and Islam of ordinary Muslims in Malaysia. She has been awarded a Fulbright in Islamic Studies at Ohio and Stanford Universities for 2003-4.
Bridget Welsh is Assistant Professor of Southeast Asia Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University. She works on Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Myanmar and is interested in democracy, violence and conflict in developing nations as well as international political economy. Prof. Welsh was a Fellow at the Institute for Strategic and International Studies at the National University of Malaysia in Bangi and has taught at Hofstra University. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.
She has written extensively on contemporary Malaysian politics, elections, vigilante violence in Southeast Asia, transnational issues in Southeast Asia, international political economy and is the editor of the newly-released book, Reflections: The Mahathir Years.
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