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SEAP Weekly Announcement - 11-12-2013



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Fall 2013 – 11-12-2013


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Southeast Asia Program Brown Bag Lecture Series

Thursday November 14th - Don Selby, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, College of Staten Island, CUNY - "Human Rights as Event: The Case of Thailand"

As human rights emerged in Thailand, advocates sought ways of disseminating and practicing them that would resonate within the Thai polity. A major, early trend was to articulate human rights with and through Buddhist ethics, with the consequence not only of lending human rights a novel base, but also of invigorating views of the egalitarian potential of Buddhism. This relationship allows human rights to be a transfiguring force within Thai politics, sociality and ethics.


Call for Papers/ Conferences

Call For Papers:  Cornell Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference The Cornell Southeast Asia Program invites submissions for its 16th Annual Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference will be held February 28 - March 2, 2014 at the George McT. Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Paper Abstract Submission Deadline: January 1, 2014.


Job Opportunities

The Echols Collection on Southeast Asia

The Echols Collection on Southeast Asia is seeking 2-3 current Cornell students to begin work a.s.a.p. and continue through the academic year.  Student employees assist with various daily tasks within the collection including processing duplicate books and pre-selection searching.  Also assists with special projects as needed.  Applicants should have general computer skills, close attention to detail, familiarity with the Library Catalog.  Knowledge of a Southeast Asian language is preferred, and we are particularly seeking at least one student with reading knowledge of Thai.

To apply or for more information please contact Lorena Nash, Administrative Supervisor,


Funding Opportunities
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships(FLAS) Info Session FLAS is available to US Citizens or permanent residents only. Both undergraduates and Graduates are welcome to attend. Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)  Application Deadline: February 3, 2014

AIFIS CAORC Research Grants for 2014

The American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) invites applications from graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who are US citizens and wish to pursue their research activities in Indonesia. Contingent on funding, we are offering seven grants of $5,750 each for research in any field of contemporary and traditional Indonesian Studies, with preference given to applications focusing on science and technology, broadly understood; women’s empowerment; food security; and Islamic Studies and/or Indonesia-United States Relations. These grants can be applied toward travel, accommodation and support of research activities in Indonesia. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 15, 2013.


Funding for this program is provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). For further information or to submit an application please consult our website ( or contact American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS), Kahin Center for Advanced Studies on Southeast Asia, 640 Stewart Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850 or email <>


Beyond SEAP – on campus/in and around Ithaca


Job Opportunities

Translator-Interpreter Program

Translator-Interpreter Program (TIP) is a program of the Cornell University Public Service Center.  TIP provides volunteer translators and interpreters to community agencies in emergency and non-emergency situations.

In particular, volunteers for Thai, Indonesian, Khmer, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Burmese are needed. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or you want to learn more about the program, please contact us at 100 Barnes Hall, or email us at


TIP is currently holding a volunteer training session on Friday, November 15 at Willard Straight Hall 414 from 2:30PM – 4:00PM. The training speaker will be Chief of Police of Dryden Police Department, Chief Ryan, who trains in techniques of translating and interpreting. RSVP to

Outreach Opportunities



GRASSHOPR: the Graduate Student School Outreach Program The Graduate Student School Outreach Program (GRASSHOPR) pairs Cornell graduate students with teachers in Tompkins, Tioga, and Seneca counties to teach 3- to 5-session mini-courses. Application Deadline: November 15



New Conversations Series - “Monks, Texts, and Relics: Towards a Connected History of Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia” -  Anne Blackburn (Professor, Department of Asian Studies, Cornell University; Director, South Asia Program, Cornell University) Wednesday, November 13, 4:45 p.m. at Toboggan Lodge, 38 Forest Home Drive


TEDx Cornell U on "Creating Communities that are Socially Just and Ecologically Sound" will feature two social entrepreneurs working in Southeast Asia: Ben Justus '08, EGBOK Mission in Cambodia and Meredith Ramirez Talusan, PhD Candidate, Ricefield Collective in the Philippines. Sunday, November 17, 1:00 p.m. at Barnes Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public but tickets are limited so register now:


International Engagement in Agriculture and the Life Sciences  - In 2013, International Programs in Cornell University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (IP-CALS) is celebrating 50 years of international engagement through a series of colloquia that highlight its connections with partners across campus and around the globe.

On December 4, IP-CALS is holding a conference, International engagement in agriculture and the life sciences, to discuss the challenges for international agriculture programs in the 21st century, and opportunities for their continued partnerships. Registration is free to this event and closes November 22. TIME: 1:00-5:00pm RECEPTION to follow: 5:00-6:30pm LOCATION: Barnes Hall Auditorium

FREE & OPEN to the Public but tickets are limited so register now: san, PhD Candidate, Ricefield Collective in the Philippines.


Beyond Cornell



'FREEDOM DEAL: The Story of Lucky' a new supernatural historical drama set in 1970 Cambodia during the US-ARVN 'Cambodia Incursion' - and one of SE Asia's 'truly indie movies of 2013' - heads to the legendary Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan, New York City for its NYC & East Coast USA premiere. Date: November 13th, 2013 at 6pm


Funding/Job Opportunities

Political Risk Analyst – Southeast Asia (Eurasia Group) In-country experience (priority Thailand-Philippines) desired for position based in New York or Washington, D.C.


Assistant Professor of Southeast Asian History (University of Ohio) Tenure-track position. Application Deadline: December 1, 2013


Part-Time Research Intern with Cascade Asia Position open until filled. Submit resume to


Call for Peer Reviewers: International and Foreign Language Education Office (U.S. Department of Education) Applications are open for review.


Country Director for Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (Indonesia) Applications are open for review


Education Coordinator in Seattle (Helping Link) Position will remain open until filled.


Beyond United States


Call for Papers/Conferences

Modern Boundaries and Migration: Sabah-Philippines Relations (Oxford University) Conference Date: March, 2014

Envisioning Myanmar: Issues, Images, Identities (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) Abstract submission deadline: December 31, 2013 Conference Dates: August 1-3, 2014


The Indo-Pacific Review (IPR) IPR is rapidly developing a following among influential organizations and individuals including the Asia Society, CSIS, and Rory Medcalf among others. Our mission is to serve as a knowledge base on Southeast Asia and accelerate understanding of regional dynamics through expert analysis and connecting engaged professionals on all sides of the Indo-Pacific.


Cartographies of Islam: Creating Location and The Places Beyond Meaning (Duke-UNC Islamic Studies Graduate Student Organizing Committee) Abstract Submission Deadline: December 1, 2013 Conference Dates: February 15-16, 2014


Activated Borders: Re-openings, Ruptures and Relationships (The International Institute for Asian Studies) Deadline: February 1, 2014 Conference Dates: December 8-10, 2014


Funding/Fellowship/Job  Opportunities

Indonesia Overseas Program (American Councils for International Education) provides an intensive semester or academic year overseas immersion experience in Malang, Indonesia at the Universitas Negeri Malang (University of Malang). The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as working professionals.


SSEAC Deputy Director (The University of Sydney) The University of Sydney is seeking an energetic young academic to assist the director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) in the consolidation of SSEAC’s status as the leading interdisciplinary centre for the study of Southeast Asia in Australia. The deputy director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of SSEAC, liaising with academics and the university’s professional staff to ensure the delivery of programs. In addition to research and teaching experience, s/he will have experience in strategic planning, event organising and project management in an academic context. S/he must have effective problem-solving skills and a proven ability to manage and prioritise a broad range of competing demands on his/her time. His/her work with SSEAC’s more than 220 academic members will demand high-level interpersonal skills. S/he must be proficient in at least one Southeast Asian language and ideally will have spent time living and/or working in the region.


Global Exploration for Educators Organization Travel Abroad Program  GEEO is offering the following travel programs for 2014: India Spring Break, Morocco Spring Break, India/Nepal, Italy, Portugal/Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Amalfi Coast, Greece, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Thailand/Laos, Cambodia, China, Russia/Mongolia/China, Turkey, South Africa/Mozambique/Zimbabwe/Botswana, Morocco, Costa Rica, Peru, and The Galapagos Islands. The registration deadline is June 1, 2014, but space is limited and many programs will be full well before the deadline.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) - Indonesian (Universitas Negeri Malang) – Offered by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs - Application Deadline – November 15, 2013


PhD and Senior Fellowships for Research in Cambodia for US Scholars (Center for Khmer Studies) Application Deadline: November 17 2013


Institute of History and Philology Assistant Professor (Academia Sinica) Application Deadline: November 3o, 2013


2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships Application Deadline: January 28, 2014 for the fellowship and February 5, 2014 for the scholarship


CSEAS Visiting Research Fellowships (Kyoto University) Application Deadline: December 31, 2013


YCAR/ABMP Short-Term Postdoctoral Visitor in Asian Governance (York University, Toronto) The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) invites applications for a short-term (4 month) post-doctoral fellowship in Asian Governance. The successful applicant will have completed a PhD within the last 4 years and will be developing a research and publication program related to contemporary local, national or transnational governance in Asia. ‘Governance’ is taken to mean the institutional forms that shape social, political, economic, environmental or cultural life. Applications are welcomed from a range of relevant disciplines, including: Anthropology, Development Studies, Economics, Geography, Law, Management, Political Science and Sociology. The possibilities for developing close collaborative relationships with York researchers, and generating published research output during the period of the fellowship, will be important selection criteria. There are no citizenship restrictions on this position. Review of applications for the 2014 fellowship will begin on November 22nd 2013.