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This week's lecture 

University of Dayton ethnomusicologist Heather MacLachlan will present "Contemporary Issues in Burmese Popular Music" at noon Oct. 7 in Room 100 Campus Life. To order an Indonesian lunch, submit an online request by 6 p.m. Thursday at Lecture Lunch Order. Orders must be cancelled online by 10 a.m. Friday. Cost is $5 for students and $6 for faculty, staff and others. Cash or check. See the entire Friday lecture schedule here.

CSEAS podcast series debuts

Learn more about our new podcast series, Southeast Asia Crossroads, in the bulletin this week. Take a listen to our first two installments, an interview with political scientist Duncan McCargo and a conversation with art historian Catherine Raymond

Celebrating Burma studies  

The biennial International Burma Studies Conference draws Burma scholars from around the world this week Oct. 6-9. Celebrating 30 years of the Center for Burma Studies on campus, six exhibits of Burma art, from the traditional to the modern, are on display at NIU this semester, four at the NIU Art Museum and two at the Jack Arends School of Art. Another exhibit of Burmese ephemera, "Calligraphy, Serigraphy and Cartography in the Burmese Collections" is at Founders Memorial Library, fourth floor. 

World premiere at COTS 

Traditional Thai music meets steel pan in a world premiere performance at the Friday night reception of the upcoming Council on Thai Studies annual meeting Oct. 28-29




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PKPI on campus

Welcome to the 2016 contingent of PKPI Scholars, who have now all arrived at NIU for fall semester. Learn more here about this program for Indonesian graduate students, which is supported by DIKTI, Indonesia's Directorate of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education and Culture. 

YSEALI on campus

CSEAS in collaboration with the Center for Black Studies welcomes 21 young adults from Southeast Asia participating in the US Department of State's Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) program. The focus of NIU's program, Leading and Organizing for Change in Southeast Asia (LOCSEA), is rights movements in the US and civic engagement.  



Center Bulletin

October 3, 2016

  • International Burma Studies Conference, p. 2
  • FLAS applications open, p. 4
  • Save the dates, p. 6

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