Welcome to the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies! We have been supporting the study of Southeast Asia at UCLA for more than 15 years, serving as a place to encourage the discussion and dissemination of scholarly work on this important region.

Our Center has been critical to sustaining and expanding Southeast Asian Studies at UCLA, which has now become one of the major U.S. sites for the study of this region.

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Distance Learning Introductory Burmese will soon be offered at UCLA

UC Berkeley Burmese instructor, Kenneth Wong, will expand access to his Introductory Burmese course to UCLA students through video conferencing starting Fall 2019.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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Southeast Asian Deportation Forum caps week of action

Southeast Asian student groups and centers at UCLA worked together to organize a community forum on the hill on May 23 to address the issue of deportation affecting Southeast Asian American communities.

Friday, May 31, 2019

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Cambodian human rights activist discusses modern slavery in Southeast Asia

Vannak Anan Prum, author of “The Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea," shares his own extraordinary story as a victim and witness of human trafficking in Southeast Asia.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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International conference highlights women's issues and empowerment in contemporary Indonesia

The conference featured keynote addresses by the female CEO of OCBC NISP Bank and a HP Executive and dozens of speakers from the U.S., Australia, Europe and Southeast Asia.

Friday, May 17, 2019