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Join SEAP

Ready to get involved with SEAP? There are many ways to participate once you affiliate with SEAP.

You can join or create a Southeast Asian student organization and receive SEAP support to run events and activities. Graduate students can get even more involved by joining the SEAP graduate student committee and running SEAP's long-standing Gatty Lecture series and graduate student conference. Read about the 2020 virtual graduate student conference.

Undergraduates

Affiliate with SEAP

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If you would like to keep abreast of everything happening at SEAP, fill out the student form. By filling out this form, interested students will be formally recognized on the Southeast Asia Program's website, and will be automatically added to our listserv. Students will receive regular updates about SEAP events, funding, career opportunities, and more! 

Undergraduate students who have an interest in Southeast Asia, but whose academic program does not allow for a minor in Southeast Asian Studies may become members of the Southeast Asian Program by registering as affiliates. An affiliate may meet informally with advisors from among SEAP Program Faculty and will be informed of all SEAP events and activities. Email seap@cornell.edu to become affiliated with SEAP. 

Southeast Asian Studies Minor

Undergraduates who minor in Southeast Asian Studies are advised by SEAP Program Faculty advisors who collaborate with them to construct a course of study based upon their particular area of interest.

Southeast Asian undergraduate minors are invited to attend all academic and social SEAP events, as well as to make use of the George McT. Kahin Center, which serves as a campus focal point for faculty and students with an interest in Southeast Asia. Further information is available through the Asian Studies Department on area minors or the major. It is also possible to satisfy the requirements for a minor in Southeast Asia by studying at universities in Indonesia, Thailand, or Vietnam through the Office of Global Learning - check out our international offerings here.


Graduate Students

Affiliate with SEAP

If you would like to keep abreast of everything happening at SEAP, fill out the student form. By filling out this form, interested students will be formally recognized on the Southeast Asia Program's website, and will be automatically added to our listserv. Students will receive regular updates about SEAP events, funding, career opportunities, and more! 

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SEAP Graduate Student Committee

The graduate student committee is dedicated to enhancing SEAP's academic and social environment. All graduate students in SEAP are eligible to join the committee.

The committee's primary responsibilities are to plan the weekly Gatty Lecture series, the annual graduate student conference, and the annual SEAP spring banquet. The committee also organizes  lectures, films, and special events and assists faculty and staff with special programs throughout the academic year.

Interested students should contact a committee chairperson for more information.

The Ronald and Janette Gatty Lecture Series

The Gatty Lecture series is a Thursday lunchtime tradition, run by the SEAP graduate student committee. Every Thursday during the fall and spring semesters (except during university holidays), the committee invites a Southeast Asia scholar from Cornell or another institution to present an informal lecture.

The lectures usually take place in the Kahin Center at noon. A light luncheon is provided. Upcoming Gatty Lectures can be found on our events page. Please email us to suggest speakers or for more information.

The SEAP Graduate Student Conference

The SEAP graduate student committee runs an annual conference, which provides opportunities for all students of Southeast Asian studies to present their ideas to peers and faculty experts. The symposium takes place at the Kahin Center in March or April each year. Email us for more information.