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This week's lecture 

Albert Agha, PhD candidate in ethnomusicology at UCLA who received his master's in music at NIU, will present "Daway Through Musicking: Al Mizan Music Group and the State Islamic Univesity in Yogyakarta" at noon Friday, Feb. 24, in Room 100, Campus Life. See what else is lined up for the spring lecture series. To order an Indonesian lunch, go to Lecture Lunch Order; $5 for students, $6 for others.

CSEAS podcast series 

Join us now for a new conversation on our Southeast Asia Crossroads podcast series, this week with National University of Singapore historian and NIU alumnus Maitrii Aung-Thwin. Hear also conversations with political scientist Duncan McCargo, art historian Catherine Raymond (with graduate assistant Carmin Berchiolly),and historian Shane Strate, Vietnamese American poet Hai-Dang Phan and more. Stay tuned every two weeks for more interviews with SEA experts, writers, artists and musicians from around the world.   

Study abroad in Indonesia

CSEAS associate Kikue Hamayotsu is leading Democracy and Cultural Diversity in Indonesia, a summer study abroad program in Yogyakarta, from May 21-June 4. The deadline to apply is March 1




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Be a Southeast Asian Studies benefactor through the NIU Foundation

Be a host family! 

The Center is seeking up to 30 local host families for the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program (SEAYLP) coming up in April. Host Family Week is April 8-16. Contact SEAYLP at seaylp@niu.edu if you're interested in learning more. Families host a pair of high school students or an adult leader for this State Department program that brings participants from nine Southeast Asian countries.   

Why SEA Studies? 

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

Learn more 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. 




Center Bulletin

February 20, 2017

  • Notes from all over, p. 2
  • Maitrii Aung-Thwin on new podcast, p. 4
  • See what's coming up this week in Save the Dates, p. 5
  • Check out Money for Study, p. 6

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