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Inaugural Graduate Student Conference for Southeast Asia Research
at the University of British Columbia, April 14-15, 2016

The UBC Southeast Asia Graduate Student Network* will hold an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on Southeast Asia from April 14 to 15, 2016 at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. Held in collaboration with the UBC Centre for Southeast Asian Research (CSEAR) in the UBC Institute of Asian Research (IAR), the conference will be the first of its kind at UBC. The conference represents an opportunity for participants to build networks and share perspectives, and experiences with other specialists and graduate students who study Southeast Asia. CSEAR is the focal point of a community of faculty, graduate students and undergraduates with interest and expertise in the different Southeast Asian countries and Asia Pacific.

As far as possible, we will customize the Conference programming to maximize its utility for each participant. The 2-day conference will be conducted in the format of a workshopping retreat. Participants can expect sustained discussion of the papers and projects they present from an audience of fellow specialists in Southeast Asia. They will also attend workshops on publishing and on conducting research and fieldwork in Southeast Asia. Professor Eric Kuhonta (Political Science, McGill University) will be our keynote speaker.

For more information about the conference, including directions and accommodation options, please visit our blog at https://ubcseagrad.wordpress.com/. You can also contact us at csear.grad[at]gmail.com.

Special thanks to our sponsors for their generous support: IAR, CSEAR, Liu Institute for Global Issues, and St. John's College

*The UBC Southeast Asia Graduate Student Network is a collective of UBC graduate students from different academic disciplines who are passionate about Southeast Asia. The network is based at the UBC Centre for Southeast Asia Research (CSEAR), and its activities including academic and social events are held in collaboration with the Institute of Asian Research (IAR).

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