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.

Read about our latest activities:

   CSEAS Announcements 10/22/18   

Upcoming Events

Making Sense of Mental Illness in the Colonial Vietnamese Press

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall


The Paradox of Indigeneity in the Philippine Context

Friday, November 09, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall


News & Announcements

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


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


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


Disrupting the conspiracy of silence on Indonesia's mass killings

The slaughter of 500,000 communists and the incarceration of 1 million more in Indonesia in 1965–66 remains one of the least known and least examined mass killings of the 20th century, said Geoffrey Robinson at a recent CSEAS event.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018