Monday, November 23, 2015
Ford and Luce Foundations Support Scholars Bringing Fresh Eyes to Well-worn Topics in Southeast Asia
When it comes to writing about the long-contentious issue of hydropower dams in Cambodia, there is little ground that has not been covered. But researcher Oudom Ham, an independent consultant and former anti-dam activist, thinks he has landed on unexplored territory.
Ham’s research project, Narratives Analysis on Hydropower Dam Development, focuses not on the impact and viability of hydropower dams, but on the debate itself – how pro-dammers and anti-dammers engage and make sense of (or fail to make sense of) each other’s points of view. . .
According to executive director Uk Krisna, Center of Khmer Studies (CKS) hopes to form a “network of Southeast Asian scholars in the region” through the program, which is funded by the Ford Foundation and Henry Luce Foundation. . .