Events & Outreach

CSEAS organizes public events such as lectures, conferences, workshops and film screenings about Southeast Asia each academic year. The center also sponsors K-14 teacher training and professional development during the year.

Upcoming Conferences

The UC Berkeley-UCLA Consortium National Resource Center for Southeast Asia will hold its next conference in May 2020 at UCLA. A Call for Papers will be announced in Fall 2019. Although the conference will welcome submissions from all interested scholars, travel funding will be specifically earmarked to support participation by faculty and graduate students from campuses in the University of California and California State University systems.

Recent Conferences

April 2018
Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia
Organized by the UC Berkeley-UCLA Consortium National Resource Center for Southeast Asia and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto
Keynote speaker: Anis Hidayah, Migrant Care (Indonesia)

October 2016
Nation-Building in War: The Experience of Republican Vietnam, 1955-1975
Organizers: Peter Zinoman, Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Tuong Vu, Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon; Nu-Anh Tran, Assistant Professor of History, University of Connecticut

April 2016
Making Southeast Asian Culture: From Region to World
Organized by the UC Berkeley-UCLA Consortium National Resource Center for Southeast Asia
Keynote speaker: Prof. Melani Budianta (University of Indonesia)

February 2016
Thinking Beyond Boundaries: Around the Work of Benedict Anderson 
Organized by CSEAS as a special event to honor the legacy of the late Prof. Benedict O’G. Anderson (1936-2015), an important figure in the field of Southeast Asian Studies. Co-sponsored by the Department of English, Department of Rhetoric, Institute of International Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, and the Dean of Arts & Humanities.

Special Programs

Islam Today

A 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, and held during the 2009-2010 academic year, with funding support from the Social Science Research Council. The 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.