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February 6, 2015
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Join the Southeast Center for stimulating conversation with some of today's top scholars. See the events section for details on three upcoming February lectures. 


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Study Abroad
For Educators
Upcoming Events

Film Screening: Moving to Mars: A Million Miles to Burma

Monday, February 9, 5:30-8:00 pm

UW School of Social Work, Room 305B

Please join the Burma/Myanmar Student Association of the University of Washington for an evening for film, food, and discussion.Moving To Mars: A Million Miles to Burma is an acclaimed documentary that follows two ethnic Karen families from a crowded refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border to their new homes in Sheffield, England. Before the film, the Student Association will be serving a tasty dinner of Karen and Burmese food, including Karen chicken stew, egg and tomato curry, and tea-leaf salad. Discussion will follow to learn what life is like in Seattle for resettled refugees from Burma.

Suggested $5 donation for dinner and supporting the association

Sponsored by the Burma/Myanmar Student Association and the School of Social Work

Event website and RSVP

Seattle Asian American Film Festival

February 12-15

Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave)

Several of the 2015 SAAFF films were directed by or tell the stories of Southeast Asian Americans:

Cambodian Son
Documentary Shorts featuring "Sriracha" 
How to Fight in 6 Inch Heels 
The Last Season

We recommend purchasing your tickets in advance for these screenings. Enjoy!

Mytoan Nguyen Akbar: 
Ambivalent Belonging and Managed Identities

Thursday, February 19, 3:30-5:00 pm

UW Thomson Hall, Room 101

In this talk, Mytoan Nguyen Akbar presents an ethnographic study on the ambivalent belonging and identity among many Viet Kieu (Overseas Vietnamese) return migrants to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. These 1.5 and second generation Viet Kieu are the adult children of Vietnamese American refugees who resettled to the US between the 1970s and 1990s. Read more on the event website.

Sponsored by the Southeast Asia Center


Edith Mirante Book Talk: A Wind in the Bamboo

Tuesday, February 24, 6:30-7:30 pm

UW Thomson Hall, Room 101

Indigneous Asian hunter-gatherers of ancient ancestry, once defined as a separate “Negrito race” due to their African appearance (dark skin, curly hair) survive in the Philippines, Malaysia and India. Author/activist Edith Mirante reveals their contemporary lives and challenges with a slide show based on her new book about her journeys to meet them. Read more on the event website.

Book website

Sponsored by the Southeast Asia Center, the Center for Human Rights, and the Center for Global Studies


Steffen Jensen: A world of significance: equality, ritual and violence in a Manila Brotherhood

Thursday, February 26, 3:30-5:00 pm

UW Club, Yukon Room

Steffen Jensen, Senior Researchern at DIGNITY (Danish Institute Against Torture),  explores how young men from a poor, urban neighborhood seek to create or tap into worlds of significance against the drudgery of marginalization. “Brotherhoods” have come to play a central part in which discourses and political practices of equality and patron-client relations are ever-present and often contradictory elements. Through an analysis of discourses and ritualized practices, links are established to a century of resistance and protest in the Philippines in what may be termed echoes of the revolution. Read more on the event website

Sponsored by the Southeast Asia Center and the Department of Anthropology

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Fellowships and Funding

New this week:


For information on the following funding sources, please visit the SEAC website:

  • Sumitro Fellows Program

  • Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Contemporary SEA

  • Boren Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

  • Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students

  • Thailand Studies Programme in Singapore

  • International Research/Study Fellowships, Chester Fritz and Boeing International Endowments

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Job Opportunities 

New this week:

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Conferences and Calls for Papers

New this edition:

For the following conferences, please refer to last week's email:

  • Southeast Asian Religions on the Periphery

  • Hmong Around the World - Hmong Studies Conference - NEW

  • Sharing Cultures 2015: 4th International Conference on Intangible Heritage

  • Shari'a and Its Implementation in Southeast Asia

  • Berita - Call for Articles for Special Spring Issue

  • Cultures of Freedom and Contending Visions of Justice and Governance: Voices from the Arab and Muslim Worlds 

  • Celebrating 20 Years of SEASREP and Southeast Asian Studies

  • Lao PDR in the ASEAN Context

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Study Abroad and Summer Programs
Please see the above section for summer study abroad opportunities.

In this issue:


For the following summer programs, please refer to last week's email:

  • Summer Advanced Indonesian Abroad Program 2015 - COTI 

  • Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute: Migratory Aesthetics and Asian/American Studies 

  • Summer Study Abroad in Laos

Open Applications for UW Summer Study Abroad Programs in Southeast Asia


Cambodia: Studies in Global Health and the Rights of Women and Children in Cambodia

Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Department: School of Law
Program Dates: June 22 - August 1, 2015
Program Fee: $5,900
Credits: 10
Program Director: Beth E. Rivin
Application Deadline: February 15, 2015

Indonesia: Conservation Biology & Global Health: At the Human-Environment Interface

Location: Tinjil Island, Indonesia
Department: Psychology
Program Dates: August 6 - September 1, 2015
Program Fee: $2,200 +  UW tuition
Credits: 3 credits in the Spring at UW; 7 credits in the field
Program Director: Randall Kyes (Psychology)
Application Deadline: Rolling admissions with February 27, 2015 deadline

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Opportunities for Educators

Educators are encouraged to sign up for SEAC's new educator email list. We will use the educator list to send occasional announcements about events specifically geared to K16 educators.

In this edition:

Bali and Lombok Tour

Global Exploration for Educators Organization

GEOO BaliGEEO and the Southeast Asia Center at the University of Washington are collaborating on this program. In addition to the local guides arranged by GEEO, you will be accompanied by an academic representative from the University of Washington, who will help you process the experience for your classroom.

Snorkel the warm tropical waters and watch Balinese shadow puppets dance in the night. Marvel at floating palaces and temples. Cool your heels in secluded waterfall pools and relax in the laid-back Gili Islands. Experience the best of Bali and Lombok on this adventure, offering you the perfect combination of guided excursions and free time to explore these fascinating islands at your own pace. We will bring you off the beaten path, where you’ll meet these islands' locals and gain insight into a completely different way of life.

More information + registration

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