On 24 February 2024, SEASREP held an online meeting with the directors of selected Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies Research Centers  and Academic Departments in the region. The meeting serves as a continuation of SEASREP’s previous project that gathered the heads of centers last October 2023. During the online meeting, the group discussed the creation of an online directory of research centers and academic departments focusing on Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies in the region as well as possible projects that the group may undertake together. Everyone agreed to reconvene online at a later date.

The meeting was attended by the following directors:

  • Vireak Khek, Director, Asia Research Center, Royal Academy of Cambodia, Cambodia
  • Bambang Tri Kurnianto, Director, and Ms. Latifa  Isro’iyah, Secretary, Southeast Asian Studies Center, Universitas Tulungagung, Indonesia
  • Yulida Santoso, Managing Director, ASEAN Study Center, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  • Ninne Zahara Silviani, Director, and Rina Syahruhllah, former Director, ASEAN Study Center, Universitas Internasional Batam, Indonesia
  • Nor Suzylah Sohaimi, Director, UUM-Research Institute for Indonesia, Thailand & Singapore, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Fernando Santiago, Jr., Director, Southeast Asia Research Center and Hub, De La Salle University, Philippines
  • Henelito Sevilla, Jr., Dean, and Antoinette Raquiza, Asst. to the Dean for Public Affairs, Asian Center, University of the Philippines – Diliman, Philippines
  • Sineenat Sermcheep, Director, ASEAN Studies Center, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Montira Rato, Head, Southeast Asian Studies Program, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Onanong Thippimol, Director, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Thammasat University, Thailand
  • Thananan Boonwanna, Head, Mekong Studies Program, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  • Natthaporn Thaijongrak, Faculty of History, Srinakharinwirot University.


It was also attended by members of the SEASREP Board of Trustees:

  • Maria Serena I. Diokno, Executive Director, SEASREP Foundation, Philippines
  • Maitrii Aung-Thwin, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Mala Rajo Sathian, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
  • Abdul Wahid, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

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