Center for Southeast Asian Studies


Spring lecture series

Center associate Trude Jacobsen (History) will lead off the spring 2015 lecture series with "Misogyny, Malice and Male Privilege in Cambodia: Translating the Cbpab Srei (c. 1800)" at noon Friday, Jan. 30, Room 110 (Honors office), Campus Life Building. See the Lecture Series page for complete spring schedule. There will be no Southeast Asian lunch provided this week. The Center is looking for someone (not a student or NIU staff member) to provide a simple SEA lunch for ten Friday lectures this semester. Orders are made online and paid for at the lecture (cash or checks only). If interested, please email CSEAS at or call Office Manager Rita Miller at 753-1771. 

Get your paper on

The Southeast Asia Club has issued a call for papers for the April 25 Spring Student Conference. The conference theme is "Identity Narratives;" papers may be submitted on any Southeast Asia topic. The keynote speaker will be UC-Berkeley historian Penny Edwards. Abstracts due March 6. For more info, email or see the CSEAS weekly bulletin.

FLAS, Neher fellowships

Feb. 1 is the deadline to apply for academic-year Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships and the Clark and Arlene Neher Graduate Fellowship for the Study of Southeast Asia. See the Student Funding page. 

Lunar New Year celebration

Celebrate the Lunar New Year Feb. 19 with the Southeast Asia Club from 6 to 8 p.m. in Cole Hall Lobby. Meet and greet mixer, new year's blessing and chant, guest lecture on Buddhism and lunar new year by Trude Jacobsen, and more lunar new year activities. 





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Fulbright-Hays Philippines study tour

Feb. 1 is the deadline to apply for the Center's summer 2015 Fulbright-Hays study tour for 12 community college educators and high school social and global studies teachers. Program covers all expenses, including international air travel. Learn more here.

Teaching World Music Symposium April 9-11

This upcoming spring symposium at NIU will feature a one-day forum April 11 on Southeast Asian performing arts, including a keynote speech by Balinese gamelan specialist Michael Bakan, teaching workshops, and a world music and dance concert. See symposium website for details. 

PKPI program

Ten Indonesian graduate scholars, the fifth such group to participate in the PKPI program, spent fall semester at NIU working under the supervision of selected NIU professors to advance their research. Learn more here

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

January 26, 2015

  • FLAS, Neher applications due this week, p. 2
  • New funding opportunity for undergrads  p. 3
  • Let summer be your study abroad destination, p. 3

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