I am very excited to announce that the second annual meeting of the Southeast Asia Research Group will be held at Cornell University on May 3-4, 2014. You can learn all about SEAREG here, learn about registration/travel/accommodations here, and meet the 2014 class of Young Southeast Asia Fellows here.
Here is what I wrote in my rundown of our inaugural meeting at Duke last spring:
One broad conclusion from the discussions, and in particular from the opening remarks by our local host and convener Eddy Malesky and the keynote address by Rick Doner, is that this is a truly exciting time for social scientists working in Southeast Asia. Many of the most significant disciplinary trends in political science and economics are consistent with the type of careful data collection and careful attention to theory, history, and context that come from having a strong area background alongside the standard disciplinary training. Doing Southeast Asia as a political scientist may even become rather mainstream.
Graduate students, post-docs, and new assistant professors: we especially hope that you will join us in Ithaca, as you represent our main constituency.