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Center for Southeast Asian Studies


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 and Vietnamese American poet Hai-Dang Phan. Stay tuned every two weeks for more interviews with SEA experts, writers, artists and musicians from around the world.  

What's new for spring 

There's lots to like on our spring 2017 roster of SEA studies courses. Learn about mainland peoples and cultures, the history of the CIA in the region, the politics of developing areas, to name just a few topics. And gamelan, of course.  

Distance Burmese 

Learn Burmese from anywhere in the world with Burmese language professor Tharaphi Than's distance Burmese class through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences' External Programming Department. This non-credit course is designed for business professionals and community college students.  Learn more here.  




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Apply for FLAS online 

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 2017-18 FLAS awards is Feb. 1

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 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. 




Center Bulletin

January 23, 2017

  • Soup on Wednesday, brownbag on Friday, p. 1
  • Call for papers; spring student conference, p. 4
  • Fellowships, p. 4
  • Summer study abroad, p. 5

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