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Kahin Center

Kahin Center. Photo by: Infrastructure Properties and Planning

The George McT. Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia is located in the handsome and historic "Treman House." When it was built in 1902, the house at 640 Stewart Ave boasted a hand-operated elevator, electric bells, speaking tubes, and central-heating. The house was built by Robert Henry Treman, the son of an enterprising local family and the first member of that family to attend Cornell University and be elected to its board of trustees.

This historic house, dedicated on May 11, 1992 as the George McT. Kahin Center for Advanced Research on Southeast Asia is home to SEAP graduate students, visiting fellows and scholars, faculty members, and SEAP's Publication and Outreach offices. To quote George Kahin, it serves as SEAP'S "spiritual epicenter," where a diverse group of students and faculty whose interests span a range of disciplines can draw upon each others' experiences and knowledge of Southeast Asia.

A variety of events take place in the Kahin Center, including notably, SEAP's Weekly Seminars (scheduled at 12:00 pm each Thursday during the academic year), as well as other student- or faculty- sponsored symposia and conferences.

The current graduate student coordinator for the Kahin Center is Anissa Rahadiningtyas, and she can be reached at: for all questions related to building use and access. Her current office hours are 9:30 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 2:30 PM on Thursdays.