Luce Foundation has just given NYSEAN a further three year (2018-2020) grant of $475,000 to consolidate the network, boost levels of activity, and to provide financial support for partners to initiate conferences and other activities. NYSEAN will soon hire its first half-time staff coordinator, and will be further developing its website to provide greater resources for those interested in researching and teaching about the region. Co-Founder Duncan McCargo said: “This wonderful grant from Luce is a huge vote of confidence in what NYSEAN has accomplished to date, and will help us find new ways of promoting the study of Southeast Asia, at a time when more area-specific knowledge is urgently needed, yet its value is being widely questioned.”

Read the full article from the Weatherhead East Asian Institute website here (http://weai.columbia.edu/new-york-southeast-asia-network-receives-major-new-funding-from-the-luce-foundation/)