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Southeast Asian Studies for summer, fall 

There's a lot to choose from in summer and fall 2016. Learn about the CIA in SEA, the Vietnam War, and Asian American families in three online courses this summer. In fall, 10 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.  

Area Studies Open House 

The Center, along with the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, the Center for Black Studies, and the Center for Burma Studies, will host the annual Area Studies Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 25. There will be food, activities, and performances, all outside on College View Court (rain location, Campus Life Building atrium). Join us and socialize with students, faculty, and newcomers to NIU's area studies programs!   

Southeast Asia scholars converge 

This fall, NIU will host two Southeast Asia conferences. 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




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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. 

Alumni Connect 

Why Southeast Asian studies? CSEAS alumni share their career experience on our new Careers page in progress.  



Center Bulletin

May 2, 2016

  • Catching up with center associates, p. 2
  • 2016 Neher Fellow announced, p. 2
  • Submit papers to COTS, p. 3

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