Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Call For Papers: The Concepts & Practices of Works: Economic and Livelihood Reconstruction & Recovery in Post-Disaster Society

August 8-9, 2016
6th International Conference on Aceh and Indian Ocean Studies (ICAIOS)
Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Co-organized with Universita degli studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy

ICAIOS invites extended-abstract submissions and panel proposals on base research as well as applied research and policy inquiries into the nature of "work" "livelihood", and "economy" and how they have (been) understood, shaped, changed, helped, or distracted the environment, social structure, and the post-conflict and post-disaster reconstruction and long-term recovery in the regions. Research related to the issues in the broader context of ASEAN Economic Community and Indian Ocean Rim Association are also welcome.

Call For Papers: Lanes and Neighborhoods in Cities in Asia

June 30 - July 1, 2016
National University of Singapore
Deadline: April 30, 2016
Web announcement:
The conference seeks to reflect on the specificity of the socio-spatial production and its current evolutions of neighborhoods in the Asian context. Focusing on an in-depth exploration of neighborhood formations in city-making, the conference will address the following three lines of inquiry: 1. Questioning neighborhood "production of space" in cities in Asia, 2. Everyday urbanism, 3. Neighborhoods as sites of resistance and alternative city-making.   

Postdoctoral Fellowships - Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

The Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) awards about 120 fellowships for postdoctoral scholars to conduct research in Japan for 12-24 months. This program is aimed at providing support for cooperative research, under the guidance of Japanese hosts, at universities, inter-university research institutes, and science research corporations. Research topics on Southeast Asia are allowed.  Applicants may apply either through a host scientist in Japan or one of the two nominating authority in the United States: National Institutes of Health (NIH) or Social Science Research Council (SSRC). This program allows researchers to advance their own research while promoting scientific advancement in Japan and the counterpart countries through close collaboration in scientific activities. 

Program Coordinator, Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute University of Wisconsin-Madison

Deadline: April 25, 2016

SEASSI is an intensive language institute administered by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at UW-Madison. The SEASSI Program Coordinator will report to the Associate Director of CSEAS. The SEASSI Program Coordinator will also work with the SEASSI Language Director in coordinating specific tasks relating to the language program and the teaching staff.  

Friday, April 15, 2016

Southeast Asia Research Group 2016 Meeting, June 3-4 2016, Ann Arbor, MI

2016 Meeting

SEAREG’s fourth annual meeting will be hosted by the University of Michigan on June 3-4, 2016. A tentative schedule is now available but is subject to change. To register for the conference and pay the $75 fee, please click here.

Hotel Information

SEAREG has reserved a block of rooms at the Graduate Ann Arbor Hotel (615 East Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104). Rooms are $199/night plus tax. Please contact Renate Kwon if you would like to arrange to share a room (and split the cost) with another SEAREG attendee. Rooms are only guaranteed until May 2, so please make your reservation by this date.
Hotel reservations can be accepted either by phone (734-769-2200 or 800-666-8693) or via the following dedicated online link: Please use this link, as the general hotel page will not allow for group rate access.

Transportation to/from Detroit Metro Airport

The estimated UberX or Lyft fare from the airport to the conference hotel is $32-$40. Both may vary based on demand. A regular taxi from the airport will cost $50-$60.
Michigan Flyer operates a motorcoach shuttle between the airport and the Blake Transit Center in downtown Ann Arbor. Tickets can be purchased online in advance ($12 one-way, $22 round-trip); on-board payments ($15 each way) must be made in exact cash. Refer to this page for directions to the shuttle pick-up location at the North or the McNamara terminal (arrival varies by airline). The Blake Transit Center is a 10-minute walk from the conference hotel.
***Note: as of spring 2016, our recommended hotel changed its name from The Campus Inn to Graduate Ann Arbor; some maps may still list it as “The Dahlmann Campus Inn.” The hotel’s address is: 615 East Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104.***

Luce Foundation Travel Grants

We are happy to announce that a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation enables us to offer ten (10) grants of up to $500 each to Ph.D. students wishing to attend the 2016 meeting. These grants may be used to defray the costs of travel, accommodations, registration fees, and/or incidentals for students traveling to Ann Arbor. Students wishing to be considered for a travel grant should send the following materials to Allen Hicken via email: (1) a one-page summary of their research interests and experience and (2) a current CV.
Grantees will be chosen based on their scholarly promise as Southeast Asianists as well as attendance of the previous SEAREG meetings. Applications for Luce Foundation travel grants are due no later than May 1, 2016. Decisions will be announced soon thereafter.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Vinya Sysamouth (Center for Lao Studies) Job Announcement

Center for Lao Studies
Job Announcement
Program Director


Founded in 2006 the mission of the Center for Lao Studies (CLS) is to advance knowledge and engagement in the field of Lao Studies through research, education and information sharing. The Program Director is a key staff member of CLS. Reporting to the Executive Director, he/she provides planning and program leadership in all areas of the Center for Lao Studies. The Program Director is responsible for program management, development, recruitment strategies, promotion, outreach, fundraising, and assessment and evaluation. CLS's programs includes: Lao Oral History Archive, Summer Study Abroad in Laos, Publications, Journal of Lao Studies, Lao TLC, and the International Conference on Lao Studies. This position is based at our San Francisco office.   

Estimate % of time    Key Responsibilities
25%    Program Planning and Development
*    Work collaboratively with different national and international institutions on various CLS programs. 
*    Oversee planning, scheduling and organizing various programs deadlines and implementations. 
*    Monitor enrollment, on-line memberships, applications, and other program logistics. 
*    Work collaboratively with contractors and IT person. 

25%    Program Management
*    Manage day-to-day program operations. 
*    Keep track of program operational expenses, including program contractors' payments. 
*    Work closely with the Executive Director to implement, up keep, recruit, and maintain program memberships. 
*    Assist in updating CLS website with relevant and current information on the programs.

25%    Program Promotion/Fundraising
*    Promote CLS programs through mass email, on-line social network, posters, flyers, and presentations. 
*    Outreach to potential donors, members, students, and program participants. 
*    Work with the Executive Director to write articles and press releases to promote CLS and its programs. 
*    Work with the Executive Director and a grant writer to provide data for grant proposals.  
*    Explore potential grants for program sustainability and expansion by research and networking.  

25%    Program Evaluation
*    Implement consistent program evaluation practices to guide planning and decision-making and support efforts at continuous improvement. 
*    Evaluate program sustainability.
*    Provide evaluative data for grant applications and other development efforts. 
*    Work closely with the Executive Director to provide grant reports to funders. 


*    Must be US Citizen or Resident
*    Bachelors Degree required 
*    Masters Degree preferred 
*    Excellent interpersonal skills 
*    Minimum 2-3 years experience in the nonprofit sector 
*    Minimum 2-3 years of management experience 
*    Self-motivated 
*    Strong organizational skills 
*    Strong facilitation Skills 
*    Decisive 
*    Good writing and communication skills 
*    Willing to travel
*    Willing to work some nights and weekends 
*    Demonstrated belief in the Center for Lao Studies' mission and values 
*    Knowledge of the Lao language is a plus, but not necessary 


This is a one year temporary position that may be extended or become a permanent full time position. It is a contract position, half-time, 20 hour work week.

Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

The mission of the Center for Lao Studies is to advance knowledge and engagement in the field of Lao Studies through research, education and information sharing.
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