Center for Southeast Asian Studies


This week's lecture

University of California-Berkeley historian Penny Edwards will present "Exile from History: Prince Myngun Min of Burma" at noon Friday, April 24, Room 110 (Honors office), Campus Life Building. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Colloquium Committee.  To order an Indonesian lunch, submit an online request by 6 p.m. to CSEAS Brown Bag Lunch Order. Orders must be cancelled online by 10 a.m. Friday. Cost is $5 for students and $6 for faculty, staff and others. Payments may be made in cash or by check. Email See  Lecture Series page for full spring schedule.

Summer/fall 2015 classes

Sign up for summer and fall SEAS classes. See what's available here.   

Spring student conference

Fifteen papers will be presented at the Southeast Asia Club's Spring Student Conference Saturday from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Swen Parson Hall. The conference theme is "Identity Narratives." The keynote speaker will be UC-Berkeley historian Penny Edwards. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Colloquium Committee. Continental breakfast and lunch served. Email or see the CSEAS weekly bulletin for details.

SEAYLP culture night April 19

Fifty high school students and 11 adult leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries are on campus  for this spring's Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP), April 1-26. Participants will present a Southeast Asian Cultural Night April 19 in Sandburg Auditorium from 5 to 7 p.m. Learn more about this US State Department program. 





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Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad to the Philippines

The participants have been chosen for this summer's Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program to the Philippines. Learn more here.  

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. 

CSEAS receives Title VI 

The Center has been named a US Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center for the fifth time, and will receive approximately $2 million in federal funding through 2018. This includes funding for Foreign Language and Area studies (FLAS) fellowships. Learn more here.


Center Bulletin

April 20, 2015

  • CSEAS associate Deb Pierce to retire, p. 2
  • Kudos for students p. 2
  • Khmer Rouge survivor at TEDx, p. 3

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