Each year, SEAREG conducts events designed for participants to engage in thoughtful discussion and analysis of critical research questions affecting the countries of Southeast Asia.
The core SEAREG events are our semi-annual conferences in North America and, since 2017, in Asia. At these meetings, SEAREG Fellows present unpublished working papers, promoting dialogue on salient issues affecting the region. Additionally, mid-career and advanced scholars present papers in Thematic Sessions and senior scholars and policy practitioners share their perspectives on broad topics related to the state of the field (trends and themes related to scholarship of Southeast Asia) and the state of the region (emerging issues rife with possibility for further study).
These events provide ample opportunities for networking, a chance to explore collaborative research projects, and a forum for younger scholars to learn more about the realities of an academic or policy-oriented career path.
The conference schedule and environment evolve each year in response to feedback from members.
|December 7-9, 2023||N. America||
Duke University &
|December 2024||N. America||Boston University||Confirmed|
|Summer 2025||Asia||Griffith University||Tentative|
|December 2025||N. America||Accepting applications|
|Summer 2026||Asia||National University of Singapore||Tentative|
|December 2026||N. America||Accepting applications|
Interested in hosting a future conference? Please fill out this interest form.
We also welcome inquiries and proposals from research institutions in Southeast Asia for activities to take place in the region. Such activities may include co-sponsored research workshops or joint meetings with local researchers. Please contact Jack Daly with your interest.
Previous Keynote Speakers
Edward Aspinall, Australian National University, Australia, 2022
Allen Hicken, University of Michigan Ann-Arbor, 2022
Richard F. Doner, Emory University, 2021
Steven Wilkinson, Yale University, 2018
Ernie Bower, Bower Group Asia, 2018
Terence Gomez, Universiti of Malaya, 2017
Jonathan Stromseth, Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asian Studies, Brookings Institute, 2017
Stephan Haggard, University of California San Diego, 2016
Donald Emmerson, Stanford University, 2015
Bill Liddle, Ohio State University, 2014
Richard F. Doner, Emory University, 2013
Kian Ming Ong, Taylor’s University, Malaysia, 2023
Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2022
Pauline Tweedie, the Asia Foundation, 2022
Elina Noor, Asia Society, 2021
Ooi Kee Beng, Penang Institute, 2018
Michael Green, Georgetown University, 2018
Audrey Sacks, World Bank, 2018
Barbara Rodriguez, Asia Foundation, 2018
Evan Medeiros, Georgetown University 2018
Dam Bich Thuy, Fulbright University, 2017
Vu Thanh Tu Anh, Fulbright University, 2017