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

 View Southeast Asian Studies courselist  

Read about our latest activities:

   CSEAS Announcements 11/19/18   

Upcoming Events

Dictatorship on Trial: Impunity and Justice in Thailand

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall


Film Screening: Sultan Agung (2018)

Saturday, December 01, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
James Bridges Theater


The Empowerment of Women in Contemporary Indonesia: Progress and Challenges

Friday, February 08, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
314 Royce Hall


News & Announcements

Applications for 2019-2020 Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Southeast Asian Language are now open!

FLAS fellowships are designed to support graduate and undergraduate students who are studying Southeast Asian languages and area studies courses at Intermediate level or higher. The deadline is February 22, 2019.

Friday, November 16, 2018


Call for abstracts for conference on The Empowerment of Women in Indonesia

We invite scholars, students and researchers to submit an abstract by December 5, 2018. The conference will take place on February 8-9, 2019 at UCLA.

Monday, October 22, 2018


Inaugural Gouw Scholars immerse themselves in Balinese culture & language

During the summer of 2018, three undergraduate students spent two weeks in Bali, Indonesia on a language and cultural immersion program sponsored by the Julia and Ken Gouw Centennial Scholarship for Study Abroad in Indonesia.

Monday, October 22, 2018


Researching renewable energy in Jakarta and Los Angeles

Sean Kennedy (UCLA 2018 Ph.D.) credits his success to support he received from both the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and the Asia Pacific Center, including four FLAS grants to study Indonesian.

Thursday, June 07, 2018