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This week's lecture 

Thai language professor Kanjana Thepboriruk will present "Mandating Modernity: The 12 Cultural Mandates and the Construction of the Modern Thai Woman" at noon Friday, March 31, 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 with historian and NIu alumnus Matt Jagel on our Southeast Asia Crossroads podcast series. 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.   

Student conference on Saturday

The Southeast Asia Club's spring student conference will be held Saturday, April 1, beginning at 8 a.m. in Room 100 Campus Life. The keynote speaker is Emory University political scientist Richard Doner, who will speak about political economy in Southeast Asia. All are welcome to attend. Admission Free.




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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

March 27, 2017

  • Remembering Danny Unger, p. 2
  • Ten receive summer FLAS awards, p. 4
  • CSEAS offers three summer classes, p. 4
  • Help wanted: GA for PKPI program, p. 4

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