Striking influence of globalization trends during the last decades has led to structural changes of societies in different ways. The seminar will provide an overview of the recent tendencies and developments in the South and Southeast Asian context. Apart from theoretical debates on different aspects of globalization, different sessions of the seminar will present the specific impact of globalization on South and Southeast Asian politics, culture, capitalism, social movements, modernity, identity etc. Due to the nature of the seminar the students are expected to design and conduct research related to the subject of the seminar. A few sessions of the seminar would therefore be devoted to research methodology as well as the presentation of the research conducted by students.