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This week's lecture 

Northern Illinois community college educators Paul Edelman, Willie Morris and Kathleen Westman will present "Reflections from the 2016 Community College Study Tour to Cambodia" at noon Sept. 30 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. See the entire Friday lecture schedule here.

CSEAS podcast series debuts

Learn more about our new podcast series, Southeast Asia Crossroads, in the bulletin this week. Take a listen to our first two installments, an interview with political scientist Duncan McCargo and a conversation with art historian Catherine Raymond

A feast for the eyes 

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 open as of Oct. 1 at Founders Memorial Library, fourth floor. 

Southeast Asia scholars converge 

Register now for two Southeast Asia conferences taking place at NIU this fall. The biennial International Burma Studies Conference will draw Burma scholars from around the world Oct. 6-9. The Council on Thai Studies annual meeting will take place Oct. 28-29




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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 Education and Culture. 

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

September 26, 2016

  • Two NIU study abroad programs in SEA, p. 3
  • Thai music to meet steel pan, p. 4
  • Exercise your grantsmanship, p. 5

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