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Coming to NIU April 13

Cambodian Son

Cambodian Son

Join us Sunday, April 13 at 6 PM in Cole Hall Auditorium for a preview screening and a Q and A with the film director, Masahiro Sugano. Cambodian Son, recently awarded "Best Documentary"by the Center for Asian American Media, follows the journey of exiled American poet, Kosal Khiev, from the streets of Phnom Penh to the 2012 Cultural Olympiad in London.  For more information on the film, see

Free and open to the public.

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Amirah Ali performs with students at the School of Music, March 7, 2013

Rarely Seen Southeast Asia: Art, Artifact, Ephemera, February 20, 2013

Chinary Ung, Spiral 1, February 2, 2013

Chinary Ung, Cinnabar Heart, February 2, 2013

NIU Alumnus John Brandon, director of International Programs for the Asia Foundation, talks about the value of his NIU degree, July 25, 2012


CSEAS in NIU Today, 2012-2013

NIU to roll out red carpet for visiting royalty, August 6, 2013

NIU receives grant for Thai e-learning program, June 26, 2013

The student, the spy and the URAP project, June 19, 2013

NIU students in music, communication win prestigious Fulbright grants to Southeast Asia, May 14, 2013

McCord calls Myanmar higher education needs 'extensive, systemic' after IIE delegation visit, May 6, 2013

Celebrating Excellence: Alumni Association names 2013 award winners (Clark and Arlene Neher), April 19, 2013

Laurie Elish-Piper, Andrea Molnar earn honors as 2013-17 Presidential Engagement Professors, April 10, 2013

NIU Burma Studies directors rescue, return 1,000-year-old Buddha statue to Myanmar, April 1, 2013

Amy Levin plans April 4 talk on her Fulbright experience teaching Shakespeare in Myanmar, March 21, 2013

Ssh? Balinese gamelan drums up welcome ‘noise’ in Founders Library’s Southeast Asia collection, March 14, 2013

Malaysian musician, NIU alumna Amirah Ali performs with School of Music students, March 7, 2013

Ambassador visit, keynote lecture, gala dinner, cultural performances cap CSEAS anniversary, March 4, 2013

NIU involved in historic visit to Myanmar, February 20, 2013

NGOLD to launch research-themed brown bag series Feb. 27, Mark Schuller plans talk on Haiti, February 19, 2013

Gala weekend to celebrate golden anniversary of NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies, February 7, 2013

Road to Burma: Levin’s first Fulbright to focus on teaching U.S. literature of last three decades, January 24, 2013

CSEAS collection of Southeast Asia children’s books on display at DeKalb library, December 18, 2012

NIU Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program alumni film video with human rights messages, December 17, 2012

Jeffrey Chown named as recipient of 2012 Outstanding International Educator Award, November 13, 2012

NIU celebrates International Education Week, November 12, 2012

Mr. Cao Goes to Washington, October 23, 2012

A Curious Collection, October 11, 2012

‘Five Ponds’: Antique bronze drums of Burma find new voices thanks to NIU School of Music, October 4, 2012

International Burma Studies Conference brings dozens of scholars, music to NIU this weekend, October 4, 2012

Jack Olson Gallery hosts ‘The Arts Converge,’ explores modern art, Asian musical traditions, September 19, 2012

Scholarship, artistry to come together this week during NIU’s ‘Imagining Cambodia’ conference, September 10, 2012

Discover Southeast Asia at NIU, August 29, 2012

Southeast Asian, Burma, Latino/Latin American centers come together for Aug. 30 open house, August 23, 2012

‘Music for the Divine’ spotlights traditions, musical instruments of Burma, Buddhists, August 15, 2012

Art Museum to showcase contemporary works from young Cambodian artists in ‘Phnom Penh’, August 15, 2012

NIU education provided ‘grounding’ for success, July 26, 2012

Dean McCord announces new leadership roles in four College of Liberal Arts and Sciences jobs, July 18, 2012

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences announces winners of annual alumni, faculty, staff awards, June 1, 2012