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2018 Fall SEAP Bulletin in print and online

Read about Lao cinema, shrimp farmers in Thailand, the development of a service-learning course on climate change in Vietnam, and much more in this issue of the SEAP Bulletin.

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More Than Words: Transforming Script, Agency, and Collective Life in Bali

Grounded in ethnographic and archival research on the Indonesian island of Bali, More Than Words challenges conventional understandings of textuality and writing as they pertain to the religious...

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SEAP Publication, Hamka and Islam: Cosmopolitan Reform in the Malay World

Since the early twentieth century, Muslim reformers have been campaigning for a total transformation of the ways in which Islam is imagined in the Malay world. One of the most influential is the...

Farmer in Myanmar

Upgrading Agricultural Systems: Opportunities and Challenges for Myanmar

Written by Taylor Anderson, Jenna Hershberger, Sarah Jenson, Jake Ledoux, Jesse Puka-Beals and Ryan Sherman after visiting Myanmar for a three-week field study hosted by IARD 602: International...

A floating garden in Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar

Myanmar and the Shan Highlands: A Comparative Analysis of Human Capital, Fertilizer Use and Agricultural Development

Written by Krystal Rampalli, Marcus Ruberg and Jade M. Algarín Crowder after visiting Myanmar for a three-week field study hosted by IARD 602: International Agriculture in Developing Nations.

teachers at botanic garden tour

SEAP Outreach: International Studies Summer Institute workshop for teachers

ISSI brought together 14 presenters with collective expertise on climate change in six different world regions—namely South Asia, Southeast Asia, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, Latin America, Africa...

Rattana Mai cooking

TC3 student Rattana Mai from Cambodia feeds a crowd to reach for his dreams

After shadowing the SEAP team during its study abroad winter session to Siem Reap and teaching several courses centering on Cambodia, Susan Cerretani, English professor at Tompkins Cortland Community...

A Duterte Reader

SEAP Publication, A Duterte Reader, Best Seller at AAS Conference

At the conference, Nicole Curato's new edited volume, A Duterte Reader, emerged as the most popular book at the SEAP booth and quickly sold out of physical copies.

Ryan Buyco

Fulbright-Hays Scholar Ryan Buyco

His dissertation project focuses on the historical and ongoing entanglements between Okinawa, the Philippines, and Hawai’i through the lens of transpacific Okinawan writings.

Kahin Dedication

Celebrate 25 years of the Kahin Center

SEAP already has $20K pledged in matching funds and your gift will help us tap into those funds. To make a gift, please visit the SEAP website and click the button...

Nobel Nok Dah

Centering the Stories of Refugee Women: Nobel Nok Dah Film and Discussion Guide for Teachers & Refugee Service Providers

NOBEL NOK DAH offers an intimate view into the lives of three refugee women from Myanmar (Burma), whose migratory paths cross in Thailand and eventually meet when they resettle to central New York.

Abigail Chen

Undergraduate Feature: Cambodia's Search for Identity

"In a country with an exceptionally high rate of post-traumatic stress disorder, a segment of Cambodians share a silent and tacit consensus to bury the murderous past of 1975–79."

Magnus Fiskesjö

Cornell Professor Fiskesjö makes statement on mass expulsion of refugees from Myanmar

Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis has now escalated into a massive international, humanitarian and political catastrophe with hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar. Magnus Fiskesjö, an...


SEAP alumna Courtney Work awarded NEH Senior Humanities Research Fellowship

Congratulations to SEAP alumna Courtney Work, (Anthropology, Regional Center for Sustainable Development, Chiang Mai University) who was awarded an NEH Senior Humanities Research Fellowship for her...

IAD book 2017

Book honors work of Erik Thorbecke, H.E. Babcock Professor of Economics

The Institute for African Development is pleased to announce the release of a new book: Poverty Reduction in the Course of African Development. Edited by Machiko Nissanke and Muna Ndulo. An edited...

Barker Receives 2017 Wharton Award

Professor Emeritus Randy Barker receives 2017 Wharton, Jr. Emerging Markets Award

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Randy Barker, agricultural economist and former director of Cornell Southeast Asia Program, winner of the 2017 Clifton Wharton, Jr. Emerging Markets Award from...


West-East Debate in Bahasa Indonesia Part 2

Collaboration between Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia (KBRI, Washington, DC) and Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian (COTI). West-East Debate in Bahasa Indonesia (WEDBI II) picks up the baton...


Islam in Asia: Diversity in Past and Present, Vistor Experience

The exhibit asks visitors to challenge what they know about Islam, its followers, and its history and culture. Viewers are asked to consider the information that may be absent from dominant...

Historic Cornell trip explores new frontiers in Myanmar

Historic Cornell trip explores new frontiers in Myanmar

For the first time, 29 students in the International Agriculture in Developing Nations course had the opportunity to undertake a field study tour of Myanmar Jan. 1-16. It was the 49th class trip,...

CU in Cambodia

Cornell in Cambodia 2016

Cornell in Cambodia 2016: 'Performing Angkor: Dance, Silk and Stone.' From December 31 to January 16, ten Cornell undergraduates investigated the history and contemporary practice of performing and...