SEASSI Lecture Series: Dr. Sam Vong

Lecture title TBA. Presented by Dr. Sam Vong, Assistant Professor, History, University of Texas at Austin. This lecture is free and open to the public.

SEASSI Lecture Series: Dr. Triet Tran

Lecture title TBA. Presented by Dr. Triet Tran, Director of Southeast Asia Program, International Crane Foundation. This lecture is free and open to the public.

WISLI Student Conference

Time TBA. Featuring keynote lecture by Dr. Christi-Anne Castro, Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology, and Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan. This conference is free and open to the public.

SEASSI Film Series: Mystic Ball

Mystic Ball follows filmmaker Greg Hamilton deep into the culture of Chinlone, the traditional sport of Myanmar in Southeast Asia. Chinlone encompasses elements of sport, dance and meditation. Primarily non-competitive but certainly as strenuous as …

SEASSI Lecture Series: Dr. Margaret Bodemer

“Centering Southeast Asian Perspectives in the Teaching of Southeast Asia: A Methodology” Presented by Dr. Margaret Bodemer, Lecturer in History and Asian Studies at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Abstract: Asia, and …

SEASSI Film Series: One Evening After the War

In the early ’90s, Cambodian soldiers return to civilian life in Phnom Penh. Living with his uncle, kickboxer Savannah begins a romance with 19-year-old bar girl Srey Poeuv, who is trapped by her debts to …

SEASSI Film Series: Arisan! (The Gathering)

Sakti is a handsome young architect living in Jakarta with his nagging mother. He is so deep in the closet that even he has not figured out he likes men. But those around him begin …

SEASSI Film Series: The Scent of Green Papaya

In this Vietnamese drama, a young peasant girl named Mui is hired to work for a well-to-do family in Saigon. Although the household’s fortunes change for the worse, Mui stays with them as a servant …

SEASSI Film Series: 6ixtynin9

Pen-Ek Ratanaruang directs this gritty thriller about crime, gangsters, and the will to survive in the wake of the 1997 Asia economic meltdown. After losing her job at a Bangkok bank, Tum wakes up one …