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This week's Friday lecture at COTS 

Join us at the opening of the Oct. 28-29 Council on Thai Studies annual meeting to hear keynote speaker, University of Nevada-Las Vegas ethnic studies scholar Tanachai Mark Padoongpatt, present "Dispatches from Thai America: Bridging Thai and Thai American Studies" at noon Oct. 28 in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. There is no Indonesian lunch this week. While you're there, think about coming to COTS (registration is free) on both Friday and Saturday. Traditional Thai music meets steel pan in a world premiere performance at the Friday night reception, which begins at 5:30 p.m.

CSEAS podcast series 

Check out Southeast Asia Crossroads, our new podcast series where you'll find conversations with political scientist Duncan McCargo, art historian Catherine Raymond (with graduate assistant Carmin Berchiolly),and historian Shane Strate among others. Stay tuned every two weeks for more interviews with SEA experts, writers, artists and musicians from around the world.  

Celebrate Burma studies 

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. 




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Apply for FLAS online FLAS

It's easier than ever to apply for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) awards. Check out our new online application! The deadline to apply for summer 2017 FLAS grants is Jan. 1; the deadline for 2017-18 FLAS awards is Feb. 1

Why SEA Studies? VIDEO

Let some of our students tell you why they are studying Southeast Asia at NIU. And learn more about funding and study abroad opportunities from our experienced staff. It's all SEA all the time at CSEAS

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 Research, Technology and Higher Education. 

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 24, 2016

  • New SEA business study-abroad, p. 3
  • Catching up with Center associates, p. 4
  • Campus notes galore, p. 4

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