In January 2023, CSEAS partnered with the Center for Khmer Studies through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance education and research on Southeast Asia. The center looks forward to collaborating on Khmer Studies projects in the future.

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) promotes research, teaching, and public service in the social sciences, arts, and humanities in Cambodia and the Mekong region. CKS is a private American Overseas Research Center supported by a consortium of educational institutions, scholars, and individuals. CKS is also the first member institution of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) in Southeast Asia.