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Southeast Asia Program

A catalyst for policy-relevant research on contemporary Southeast Asia

Who We Are

The Southeast Asia Program (SeAP) at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is committed to researching contemporary Southeast Asian affairs and their policy implications. Our goal is to promote greater understanding of the conditions and forces affecting the region and shaping its future. Through academic endeavors and public outreach, we provide a space where scholars and professionals discuss and refine their ideas, engage and advise regional policymakers, and help interpret a culturally, politically, and economically diverse region of over half a billion people.

 

In the Spotlight

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Apply for the 2022-23 LKC Fellowship on Southeast Asia

We invite experts on Southeast Asia to apply for the 2022-23 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Fellowship on Southeast Asia. Submissions are due by January 31, 2022.
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APARC Summer Internships Open to Stanford Students

Stanford students interested in contemporary Southeast Asia: APARC is hiring paid research assistant interns for the duration of the summer 2022 quarter. Applications are due by March 1.
Kate Imy

Colonial Rule and Warfare from the Lens of Feminist Military History

LKC Fellow Kate Imy discusses her research into identity, gender, and warfare, and her book project on the colonial roots of winning "hearts and minds" in Malaya and Singapore.

Recently at the Southeast Asia Program

Facing Code Red: Climate Change in Southeast Asia

Facing Code Red: Climate Change in Southeast Asia

Engaging Gita: A Renaissance Indonesian Reviews His Country and the World

Engaging Gita: A Renaissance Indonesian Reviews His Country and the World

Biden’s America through Southeast Asian Eyes: Problem? Solution? Neither? Both?

Biden’s America through Southeast Asian Eyes: Problem? Solution? Neither? Both?

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Our Research

Southeast Asia is one of the world’s great crossroads, both historically and in the present era. Our research projects address some of the pressing economic, political, and security challenges facing this diverse and complex region.

SeAP Director Donald K. Emmerson at ASEAN at 50 Conference

Our Publications

Writing for academic and general publications, we share our analysis and research findings through scholarly and trade presses, peer-reviewed journals, and policy briefs.

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