Center for Southeast Asian Studies

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Fall lecture series set

NIU political scientist Danny Unger leads off the Friday fall lecture series at noon Sept. 5 with "Thailand's Latest Coup: Causes, Context and Consequences." Unger will discuss the political conflict in Thailand beginning in 2005 and resulting in this year's military coup, and consider plausible scenarios for Thailand's political future. Room 110, Campus Life Building. To order a Filipino lunch, submit an online request by 6 p.m. Thursday before the lecture at CSEAS Brown Bag Lunch Order. Orders must be cancelled online by 10 a.m. Friday. Cost is $5 for students; $6 for faculty, staff and others. Payments may be made in cash or by check. For details, email

Celebrate area studies!

Re-connect with friends, play some gamelan and enjoy a little area studies hospitality with the centers for Burma Studies and Latino and Latin American Studies. Thursday, Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., College View Court.  

Explore the crossroads in Center's survey courses

There's still time to enroll in the Center's Southeast Asia survey courses for fall semester. New this year is SEAS 625, a graduate-level version of SEAS 225, the Center's longtime undergraduate course that covers the region's history, cultures, languages, religions, geography, and politics. CSEAS Assistant Director Trude Jacobsen will teach the new graduate-level seminar; graduate assistant Iqra Anugrah will teach SEAS 225


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Sandwich scholars return

For the fifth year, Indonesian universities will be sending another group of doctoral students to NIU during fall semester to work under the supervision of selected NIU professors and advance their research. They are scheduled to arrive in September. Learn more about the Sandwich Program here

SEAsite back up

The current version of SEAsite with Unicode fonts is back up on the website with most, but not all, sections functioning. Work is continuing to restore full functionality of the site as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.  Posted August 25, 2014

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Center Bulletin

August 25, 2014

  • New faces at the Center, p. 2
  • Still time to catch a fall SEA class, p. 3
  • Welcome, FLTAs, p. 3
  • Aug. 31 abstract deadline for COTS p. 4

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