The Griffith Asia Institute recently hosted a successful workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on the theme of Contemporary Research Challenges in Southeast Asia. The workshop was for early career researchers and PhD students working on the region to build collaborative linkages and research capacity in both Australia and Cambodia within their discipline. Participants included Griffith Asia Institute members and Griffith University PhDs and early career researchers, senior academics and early career researchers from Northern Illinois University, Murdoch University, the Royal University of Phnom Penh, the Cambodia Development Resource Institute, as well as postgraduate scholars conducting research in country and based at the University of Sao Paulo and the University of Westminster, and at the University College of London.
The workshop addressed a diversity of topics in the region including the political economy of Southeast Asia; research challenges in transitional settings; governance and foreign policy issues; rule of law and justice in

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