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Thank you [to the Centre] for existing. I hope that everything you do reverses the rather sad decline of Southeast Asia studies in the UK recently, and anything we can all do together to re-establish Southeast Asia as a place which is different from East Asia and South Asia, the better. Please keep up the great work.

Bill Hayton, Associate Fellow, Chatham House Asia Programme

SEAC generates and supports research and policy relevant discussion on Southeast Asia and its global engagement by bringing together researchers in cross-disciplinary analysis of the region and providing academics with specialist resources, networks and funding opportunities.

LSE SEAC Research Fund

The LSE SEAC Research Fund is a biennial grant available to LSE faculty and SEAC Associates to fill a gap in the available support for social science research on issues relevant to Southeast Asia.

Applications for the second round of Research Fund applications have now closed and results will be announced in early January. More information here.

Find out more about the research projects funded during the first round (2016 - 2017) here.

International academic workshops 

LSE SEAC organises academic workshops that are centred on particular themes relevant to Southeast Asia that promise high-quality, innovative research with an aim to produce an academic publication on the topic. The participation of local and international academics and researchers in these workshops is by invitation.

Upcoming workshops


Past workshops

Militant Islamism in Southeast Asia - Friday 19th January 2018

Political Challenges in Singapore (PhD Seminar) - Wednesday 6th December 2017

Hedging in Contemporary International Politics: conceptualising and theorising Southeast Asia’s relations with major powers in comparative perspective – 9th and 10th September 2017

Interdisciplinary research workshops

LSE SEAC runs interdisciplinary research workshops for students from LSE and beyond working on Southeast Asia as well as for LSE academics. The aim of these workshops is to provide participants a safe environment in which to discuss their ongoing research and the opportunity to receive cross-disciplinary feedback on their work from peers and LSE faculty specialising in Southeast Asia.

Upcoming workshops

Express interest in participating in future workshops by emailing seac.admin@lse.ac.uk. 

Past workshops

LSE Staff Workshop (internal) – 31st May 2017

LSE PhD Workshop (internal) – 8th February 2017

LSE SEAC - ASEASUK Southeast Asia Postgraduate Workshop – 15th May 2017