The COUNCIL ON SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES at Yale University oversees a multifaceted interdisciplinary program promoting education, research, and intellectual exchange on the cultures, politics, history and economies of Southeast Asia. Yale currently maintains one of the most extensive Southeast Asia library collections in the United States. Read more about our program…

Established in 1947, Southeast Asia Studies was the first area studies program at Yale - and by all accounts the first in the country to establish a program for the study of Southeast Asia in all disciplines. See SEAS History…

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CSEAS Student Fellowships Application Deadline extended to March 7,2021
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Head shot photo - James C. ScottMARCH 3
“Duterte’s Phallus: On the Aesthetics of Authoritarian Vulgarity”
Vicente Rafael, Professor of History and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Washington

Head shot photo - James C. ScottMARCH 17
“Conjuring Spirits: the melancholic play of alcohol-drinking Lisu men on the China-Myanmar border”
Ting Hui Lau, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Yale-NUS College


On the Theme of "Waters" in Southeast Asia

A series of film screenings and talks
leading up to the InterAsia Water(s) Graduate Conference, May 2021


New CSEAS publication - Information >>

 A Critical Interregnum in Thailand