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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

Flyer for the webinar "The Glass Ceiling: Women and Political Power in Southeast Asia"

The Glass Ceiling: Women and Political Power in Southeast Asia

May 10, 5 PM | Join us for a conversation with Prof. Miriam Coronel Ferrer, who has shattered the glass ceiling in the national security and policymaking fields that have long been dominated by men.
Portrait of Mary-Collier Wilks

Exploring Power Dynamics in International Organizations

APARC Postdoctoral Fellow Mary-Collier Wilks unveils how distinct development narratives shape the dynamics of aid chains and international organizations’ delivery of services in Southeast Asia.
Kate Imy

How Feminist Military History Sheds Light on Colonial Rule and Warfare

LKC Fellow on Southeast Asia Kate Imy researches identity in the 20-century British imperial world and the colonial roots of winning "hearts and minds" in war, focusing on Malaya and Singapore.

Recently at the Southeast Asia Program

Singapore Today: The Challenges of Race, Inequality, and U.S.-China Relations | Linda Lim

Singapore Today: The Challenges of Race, Inequality, and U.S.-China Relations | Linda Lim

The Digital Transformation of Southeast Asia: Issues and Prospects

The Digital Transformation of Southeast Asia: Issues and Prospects

Democracy, Diplomacy, Geopolitics and the Future of Southeast Asia | Marty Natalegawa

Democracy, Diplomacy, Geopolitics and the Future of Southeast Asia | Marty Natalegawa

Scholars participating at a roundtable discussion

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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