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.

Upcoming Events

UCLA Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom


2016-2017 FLAS Fellowship Information Session

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Charles E. Young Research Library 11348


In the News

U.S. and Indonesia urged to open records on 1965 massacre

October 2, 2015 — UCLA historian Geoff Robinson was cited at a recent SOAS conference: "In their sweep and speed and their profound political implications, the events of 1965-66 [in Indonesia] were comparable to some of the most notorious campaigns of mass killings and imprisonment in the postwar period.”

Paul Barber receives diversity award

April 17, 2015 -- Southeast Asia specialist Paul Barber, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is one of two recipients of the 2014-2015 UCLA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award. For the past 10 years, he has engaged under-represented minority students in marine biology research in Bali.

New documentary on polygamy in Bali

September 29, 2014 — "Bitter Honey," a new documentary by UCLA anthropologist and filmmaker Robert Lemelson, tracks the physical, psychological and emotional toll of polygamy on Balinese women and families. Lemelson spent seven years winning the trust of three families for the film.