CSEAS organizes public events such as lectures, conferences, workshops and film screenings about Southeast Asia each academic year, with the schedule posted to the main campus events calendar.

Teacher Training

As part of its Title VI-funded mission as a National Resource Center, CSEAS sponsors outreach programs about Southeast Asia for K-14 educators and students through UC Berkeley's Office of Resources for International and Area Studies.

The main activities for ORIAS are its summer institutes, held on the Berkeley campus in late July, for K-12 teachers in the humanities and social studies, and for community colleges instructors focused on world history. ORIAS has also developed a speakers bureau composed of advanced graduate students who are available to make presentations to Bay Area schools on topics concerning various world areas, including Southeast Asia.

Islam Today

A special program on Islam in Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East was co-organized by CSEAS with UC Berkeley's Institute for South Asia Studies and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, in 2009-2010, with funding support from the Social Science Research Council. This program highlighted youth culture, the arts and new media in the Muslim world. The program website includes a general introduction to Islam in these three world regions with suggestions for further reading and other relevant links.

CSEAS Broadcasts

February 19, 2016
"Thinking Beyond Boundaries: Around the Work of Benedict Anderson"

This event was held to honor the legacy of the late Prof. Benedict O’G. Anderson, an important figure in the field of Southeast Asian Studies, and included presentations by several of his former students.

Presentations by Douglas Kammen (National University of Singapore), Nancy Lee Peluso (UC Berkeley), Danilyn Rutherford (UC Santa Cruz), Thongchai Winichakul (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Peter Zinoman (UC Berkeley), Pheng Cheah (UC Berkeley), Penny Edwards (UC Berkeley), Rebecca Karl (NYU), Vicente Rafael (University of Washington). Presentations by Hendrik Maier (UC Riverside) and Sanjay Subrahmanyam (UCLA) were not recorded.

Organized by CSEAS. Co-sponsored by Department of English, Department of Rhetoric, Institute of International Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, and the Dean of Arts & Humanities.

September 29, 2009
Anwar Ibrahim, former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia
“Islam and Democracy in East Asia”

Moderated by Prof. T.J Pempel (Political Science). Co-sponsored by CSEAS with the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Institute of East Asian Studies and International House

October 15, 2009
Panel Discussion
“Politics and New Media in the Muslim World”

Speakers: Mohamed Abdel Dayem (Committee to Protect Journalists); Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (Selangor State Assembly, Malaysia); Prof. Muhamad Ali (UC Riverside); Huma Yusuf (Pakistan), Haroon Mughal (NYU Islamic Center)

Organized by CSEAS, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies

March 8, 2010
Suhaib Webb
“Virtual Pulpit: Net Mosques, Congregations and Imams”

Organized by CSEAS, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies
Co-sponsored with the Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union.

April 21, 2010
UC Berkeley-UCLA Distinguished Visitor from Southeast Asia
Youk Chhang, Executive Director, Documentation Center of Cambodia
“Connecting the Broken Pieces after the Cambodian Genocide: Legacy as Memory of a Nation"

April 25, 2008
Keynote Lectures
UC Berkeley-UCLA Special Forum on Post-1998 Indonesia
Speakers: Nursyahbani Katjasungkana (Founder, LBH-APIK) and Hilmar Farid (Indonesian Institute for Social History)