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What's on for fall in Southeast Asian Studies 

There's a lot to choose for fall 2016. Ten undergrad and grad courses are open on such topics as religion and cosmology in SEA, anthropology of Muslim cultures, studies in Asian art, politics in SEA, political Islam, gamelan and the Center's always popular Southeast Asia survey course, in addition to our five on-campus SEA language classes (and distance Vietnamese). For details, see complete course listing.  

Fall lecture series starts Friday 

The CSEAS Fall Lecture Series opens this week with Tiffanesha Williams, University of Missouri political science doctoral student, who will present "Heirlooms of the Past: Historical Statecraft and State Capacity in Post-Colonial States" at noon Sept. 2 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.   

Southeast Asia scholars converge 

NIU will host two Southeast Asia conferences this fall. The biennial International Burma Studies Conference will draw Burma scholars from around the world Oct. 7-9. The Council on Thai Studies annual meeting will take place Oct. 28-29. Join us!




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PKPI program

Learn more here about the PKPI program for Indonesian graduate students. The PKPI program is supported by DIKTI, Indonesia's Directorate of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education and Culture. 

Distance Burmese 

Interested in learning everyday Burmese but not an NIU student? CLAS External Programming is offering a distance learning course for beginners this fall. All instruction will be live and conducted by Professor Tharaphi Than in English and Burmese. Students will learn simple conversational Burmese and how to read and write basic Burmese. Ideal for community college students, working professionals or anyone interested in learning this language. This is a non-credit course; first class starts Sept. 1. $480 for 20 hours classes over 10 weeks. For information, contact External Programming at LASEP@niu.edu or 1-815-753-5200. More details and registration here.  



Center Bulletin

August 29, 2016

  • Kaleidoscope of Burma art on campus, p. 2
  • Notes from all over, p. 3
  • Student news: Dissertation dispatches, p. 3

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