Educational and cultural institutions from the greater New York area with a shared interested in Southeast Asia, creating collaborations throughout the world.

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Asian American Writers' Workshop

Established in 1991, AAWW is a national not-for-profit arts organization devoted to the creating, publishing, developing and disseminating of creative writing by Asian Americans–in other words, we’re the preeminent organization dedicated to the belief that Asian American stories deserve to be told.

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American Jewish World Service

American Jewish World Service is an international grantmaking and advocacy organization. Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, AJWS works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world. AJWS works in 19 priority Southeast Asia, AJWS works in Burma, Thailand and Cambodia.

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American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

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Asia Society New York

Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.

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Carnegie Council

Where does one go for guidance on the great moral issues of war, peace, and social justice? Religious institutions, schools, and moral leaders all play their indispensable roles. Yet there is no hub, no focal point, and no single place of reference to send an inquiry or consult with the world's experts. Carnegie Council answers this call. Through our programs, our publications, and our websites, we aim to be the world's central address for ethics in international affairs.

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Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University

The Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) was founded in 1950 to promote the acquisition and dissemination of knowledge about countries, cultures and languages of the region. Its twenty core and eight emeritus faculty members have collective knowledge of Southeast Asia, which amounts to one of the world’s greatest concentrations of expertise on this region. Six language lecturers teach 4 levels of study in Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese. 

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Council on Southeast Asia Studies at Yale University

The Council aims to facilitate training of graduate and undergraduate students, and to promote education, research, and intellectual exchange on the cultures, politics and economies of Southeast Asia, (primarily Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam), both historical and contemporary.

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Asia meets America at the Freer|Sackler, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art. Located on the National Mall in Washington, DC, our museums serve as an international crossroads and a global destination. We care for one of the world’s most important collections of Asian art, with more than forty thousand objects dating from the Neolithic period to today. Masterpieces from China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, the ancient Near East, and the Islamic world are complemented by a significant group of American artworks, including the famed Peacock Room. Drawing from these diverse holdings, our renowned exhibitions celebrate differences, transform perceptions, and spark connections.



G-Watch is formerly a social accountability program of a university that is currently rebooting, in transition to being an independent action research organization embedded in constituencies of civic and advocacy-oriented organizations all over the Philippines aiming to contribute in the deepening of democracy through the scaling of accountability and citizen empowerment.

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Indonesia at Melbourne at The University of Melbourne

The Indonesia at Melbourne blog was launched in July 2015 to present analysis, research and commentary on contemporary Indonesia from academics and postgraduate students affiliated with the University of Melbourne. It aims to stimulate debate and provide a forum for exchange of information and opinion on current events in Indonesia.


Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC)

The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC) was founded in 2013 on the principle that accurate analysis is a critical first step toward preventing violent conflict. Our mission is to explain the dynamics of conflict—why it started, how it changed, what drives it, who benefits—and get that information quickly to people who can use it to bring about positive change. In areas wracked by violence, accurate analysis of conflict is essential not only to peaceful settlement but also to formulating effective policies on everything from good governance to poverty alleviation.


the Lontar foundation

The Lontar Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Lontar’s primary aim is to promote Indonesian literature and culture through the translation of Indonesian literary works. Its goals are to stimulate the further development of Indonesian literature, make Indonesian literature accessible to an international audience, and preserve Indonesia’s literary record for future generations.

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Southeast Asian Studies at New Books Network

The New Books Network is a consortium of podcasts dedicated to raising the level of public discourse by introducing serious authors to serious audiences. We publish around 60 new interviews a month and serve a large, worldwide audience. The network receives generous support from Amherst College Press.

Pace University

Pace is a comprehensive university which offers undergraduate degrees in several programs that relate to Southeast Asia: Political Science, Peace and Justice studies, and Global Asian Studies. Partnering with NYSEAN will provide opportunities for our students and faculty to be better connected to events on SEA in the New York area and will allow us to increase our audience for our own campus programs and resources. 

Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University

NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service prepares public service leaders to translate ideas into actions that have an effective and lasting impact on the public good. Our faculty’s research changes the way people frame, understand, and act on important public issues. We provide our students with critical skills, access to all that New York City has to offer, and a deep understanding of context surrounding public service challenges—which they use to improve cities and communities across the globe.


Seton Hall University

One of the country’s leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall University has been developing students in mind, heart and spirit since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and offering more than 90 rigorous majors, Seton Hall’s academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. Seton Hall's 58-acre main campus is located in the quaint town of South Orange, New Jersey, only 14 miles from Manhattan.  The University’s nationally-ranked School of Law is located in nearby Newark, New Jersey.

Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University

Established in 1949, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute is an interdisciplinary center for research, publishing, and public programs on the countries, peoples, and cultures of East and Southeast Asia. Through its research activities, conferences, and seminars, the Institute creates an international forum on social, economic, political, and security issues facing East Asia.