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SEAPis designated as a NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER (NRC) by the United States Department of Education 2010 – 2014. As such, the Program is nationally prominent in promoting advanced foreign language training, area and international knowledge in the liberal arts and applied discipline focused on Southeast Asia. SEAP successfully trains undergraduate and graduate students who distinguish themselves in universities, area study centers, businesses, banks, foundations, governments and multinational agencies both in the US and abroad. It offers outreach to regional K-12 and Post-secondary schools/teachers and is known for its academic publications focused on the region.

My scheduled presentation will be based on Rand Corporation interviews with defectors and prisoners from the National Liberation Front in My Tho province. Given that reliance on one source, the talk might be seen as a presumptuous undertaking, especially at a university that led the way in training scholars to do work on Vietnam based on Vietnamese-language materials. I take heart from the richness of the interview transcripts. Commissioned by the Pentagon to report on “Viet Cong Motivation and Morale,” the Rand team was most interested in political and military issues.

Wanna WIN gifts instantly? Email by the end of the spring semester (May 16th), including your name and the correct answers. Only Cornell students are eligible. Please see the picture below for HINTs!


Q1. Name three Southeast Asian languages that Cornell offers (Cornell offers 6 Southeast Asian languages in total!).

Q2. Name two Southeast Asian Languages that are written using the Roman alphabet, just like English.

Q3 (Bonus, one more gift!). Which building will you go if you want to talk with the Southeast Asian Language instructors?



E-Bulletin Cover - Spring 2014Click here to download.

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  • 2 Letter from the editor
  • 3 Practices and Networks of Literacy: Alternative Libraries in Indonesia by Kathleen Azali

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SEAP Professor Victoria Beard's city and regional planning students will engage in a collaborative planning study on squatters along the Pepe River in the city of Solo, Indonesia, this winter and spring: 

 waterway in Solo