SEAP Weekly Announcement - 11-19-2013

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Fall 2013 – 11-19-2013
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Southeast Asia Program Brown Bag Lecture Series
Thursday November 21st - Duncan McCargo, Professor of Southeast Asian Politics, Politics and International Studies, The University of Leeds - "The Trial in Thai Life: Political Court Cases in the post-Thaksin era"
Duncan McCargo spent most of 2012 conducting fieldwork in Thailand on politics and the justice system, including extended observation of a number of trials. In this talk, he will examine the ways in which Thai court cases offer insights into wider political questions about power, hierarchy, social relations and the meanings of justice. His current project is funded by a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship.
McCargo is well known for his empirically-grounded research on the politics and society of Thailand, on which he has published several books. Previous projects have included Media Machinations: Politics and the Press in Thailand (Routledge 2000) and the prize-winning Tearing Apart the Land: Islam and Legitimacy in Southern Thailand (Cornell 2008). He is notorious for coining the term 'network monarchy' in a 2005 article. Beyond Thailand, he has also worked on Cambodia, Japan, Vietnam, and the comparative politics of media.
Duncan McCargo is Professor of Southeast Asian Politics at the University of Leeds, and a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University's Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
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.
Funding OpportunitiesForeign 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
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
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) The Department of History at Ohio University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the history of modern Southeast Asia. Applicants must have a strong record of research, high proficiency in at least one Southeast Asian language, and an agenda for future scholarly achievement. Application Deadline: December 1, 2013
Part-Time Research Intern with Cascade Asia Seeking undergraduate and master’s candidates for a part-time internship assisting with business development by performing the following duties: Research and gather materials for country-specific analysis, provide administrative and logistical support on assigned country projects, complete special projects as needed. Position open until filled. Submit resume to
Call for Peer Reviewers: International and Foreign Language Education Office (U.S. Department of Education) The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office provides institutional and fellowship grant funding to strengthen the capability and performance of American education in foreign languages and in area and international studies. Applications are open for review.
Country Director for Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (Indonesia) CTFK is a leading civil society organization dedicated to the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Applications are open for review.
Education Coordinator in Seattle (Helping Link) Helping Link is a Vietnamese grassroots nonprofit located in Seattle. The organization aims to ease the transition of Vietnamese immigrants while promoting cultural harmony among people of diverse origins. Position will remain open until filled.
Assistant Professor of Transnational Buddhism (University of California, Riverside) The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the study of Transnational Buddhism, starting July 1, 2014. The area of specialization is open, but this position is deliberately defined for a candidate who engages Buddhism in both Asia and the West in its formation of local cultural networks, Asian immigrant communities, as well as its global dissemination. Review of applications will begin December 20, 2013 and continue until the position is 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.
Institute of History and Philology Assistant Professor (Academia Sinica) Application Deadline: November 3o, 2013
2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. 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.