We are happy to announce that the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) is a founding member of the newly-established Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies (GETSEA) consortium. The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded the consortium a $275,000 grant through its Luce Initiative on Southeast Asia (LuceSEA). GETSEA was formed with the mission of enhancing graduate education in Southeast Asian studies across North America through innovation and collaboration.

As a cross-institutional network led by the eight current and recent National Resource Centers (NRCs) on Southeast Asia, GETSEA will work to expand the collaborative infrastructure between the centers of Southeast Asian studies, including a virtual speaker series, specialized online mini-courses, a mentoring network, professional development workshops for graduate students, and the creation of a framework for shared language instruction. We hope you will provide your input in the upcoming needs assessment and will take advantage of the expanded curricular and networking opportunities afforded by GETSEA.

This collaboration between Southeast Asia centers will be critical as we continue to adapt to new virtual learning environments. This grant will allow CSEAS and our fellow NRCs to foster productive new connections in our teaching and research, and to come together during a time of social distancing to strengthen our scholarly interactions.

The Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University will serve as the initial administrative host for GETSEA. The members of the consortium include: 

Cornell University (host)

The University of Michigan

Northern Illinois University

The University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

The University of Washington

The University of Wisconsin, Madison

The University of California, Los Angeles

The University of California, Berkeley

For more information, please contact: GETSEA@cornell.edu

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