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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...

Global Cornell

Updates, Information, and Resources Regarding the Executive Order on Immigration

Many of the faculty, students, and staff at Cornell have questions about U.S.

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Heritage speakers deepen language skills through classes

The 54 ancient and modern languages offered at Cornell - including 6 Southeast Asian Languages – provide students with opportunities to stretch their skills beyond the typical European languages...

Refugee Conference

Refugee Students as Catalysts

"The conference aimed to raise awareness of refugees’ experiences and to explore ways in which this awareness can be used to internationalize community college curriculum and campus environments....

after-school language program

Volunteers for after-school language program

Do you speak a Southeast Asian or South Asian language? Do you like to have fun? Teach a language and share culture with school children in the Afterschool Language Program with support from the...

P. McElwee

Gatty Lecture Series Highlights: Pamela McElwee - "Environmental Rule in Vietnam: Governmentality, Networks, and Nature in the 20th Century"

Do you know Vietnam has a long history of conservation and Ho Chi Minh himself was a conservationist? Based on chapters from her new book “Forests are Gold: Trees, People and Environmental Rule in...

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2 SEAP Grad Students win Fulbright-Hays Fellowships

Ryan Buyco (Asian Studies), and Katie Rainwater (Development Sociology) have received Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education to support...

Loos - book oct. 2016

Historian's new book tells story of notorious Thai prince

Adultery, government corruption, betrayal: The life of Prince Prisdang Chumsai of Siam reads like a modern soap opera. When historian/SEAP faculty, Tamara Loos, came across his confessional letters...

Chiara Formichi

Chiara Formichi explores current, historic Islam

Islam has been much in the American news lately, but Chiara Formichi says the stereotypes media reinforce do us a disservice. “It’s important that we as faculty help students to break up assumptions...

Singapore book 2016

SEAP graduate student, Jack Chia, and alumnus, Wah Guan Lim, (PhD '15) contributes to recent volume on Singapore history

The book critically reflects on Singapore’s 50 years of independence. Contributors interrogate a selected range of topics on Singapore’s history, culture and society – including the constitution,...

Danilyn Rutherford - June 2016

SEAP alum, Danilyn Rutherford, appointed as new president of Wenner-Gren Foundation

"With a commitment toward sustained leadership in defining the practice of anthropology, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research has named respected anthropologist Danilyn Rutherford...

manuscripts of national library of thailand - matt reeder - june 2016

SEAP graduate student Matt Reeder's review of the manuscript collection at the National Library of Thailand

"The collections are remarkable, the atmosphere is conducive to research, and the staff is professional and efficient. It is my hope that more researchers will begin to make use of these collections...