Rohingya crisis — Genocide in real time demands a response

Urgent action is needed to stop or slow the violence against the Rohingya in Myanmar and to greatly increase humanitarian assistance to refugees in Bangladesh, concluded speakers at a recent Center for Southeast Asian Studies panel.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

CSEAS undergraduate scholarship recipients also win Fulbright-Hays

Jason Hibono and Amanda Norman are the two UCLA recipients of the Fulbright-Hays grant for summer study in Salatiga, Indonesia. They were also awarded the Gouw Centennial Scholarship for a two-week cultural immersion and volunteer program in Bali.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Professor George Dutton receives book prize in Lisbon

Dutton spoke to Diario de Noticias, the Lisbon-based Portuguese national newspaper, during his visit to receive the 2017 Premio Fondaçaõ Oriente for his recent book, A Vietnamese Moses (UC Press, 2017). The interview is in Portuguese.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Professor Victor Bascara hosts the Critical Refugee Studies Conference 2018

The Critical Refugee Studies Collective presents the Conference on Time and Space - April 27, 2018 from 2-6pm in YLR Presentation Room and April 28, 2018 from 9am-5pm in 314 Royce Hall. Cosponsored by the UCLA Department of Asian American Studies

Friday, April 20, 2018

Upcoming conference on migrations and new mobilities in Southeast Asia

The conference held at UC Berkeley from April 27-28, 2018 is a joint UC Berkeley-UCLA NRC consortium project highlighting current research being conducted by scholars from the University of California and California State University systems.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Professor Stephen Acabado sees rice terraces as resistance to Spanish colonization

His archaeological investigations dates the adoption of wet-rice agriculture in Ifugao, Philippines at 1,600 years younger than previously thought, coinciding with the arrival of Spanish colonizers.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Javanese Gamelan course returns to UCLA this Spring quarter

Renowned Javanese musician and composer Djoko Walujo Wimboprasetyo returns to teach Javanese Gamelan course funded by the Indonesian Studies Program.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Indonesian Cultural Day 2018 showcases music, dance and martial arts

The 2018 Indonesian Cultural Day, hosted by the Indonesian Bruins Student Association, featured a mix of traditional and modern music and dance performances by UCLA students and outside dance groups.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Edward Lansdale as an early proponent of counterinsurgency strategy

Speaking at UCLA on February 8, Max Boot argued that Edward Lansdale's approach to advancing U.S. interests in the Philippines and Vietnam in the early years of the Cold War offered a promising strategy for the “war on terror.”

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“The Best We Could Do”: Confronting unspoken trauma through storytelling

The author/illustrator of the UCLA 2017–18 Common Book advised students how to engage with their refugee families' heritage, stressing the importance of diversifying refugee narratives to prevent future superpowers from adopting condescending “savior” attitudes.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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