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The University of Oxford signs Statement of Intent with the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation

The University of Oxford signed a Statement of Intent with the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation (JCF) on 16 December 2014, for a range of academic and cultural project collaborations between Oxford and JCF. The agreement was signed between Oxford Pro Vice-Chancellor Nick Rawlings and Jeffrey Cheah Foundation Founding Trustee Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah.

The first such collaboration will be the 4th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium in March 2015. It will include a specially curated exhibition of artefacts from the Ashmolean Museum and Bodleian Library. The Southeast Asian Studies Symposium is the world’s largest annual Southeast Asian studies conference. You can register for it here.

Following the signing, Oxford Professor Emeritus Peter Carey delivered the Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series lecture on “The Uses and Abuses of History”.

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JCF is a not-for-profit foundation and Malaysia’s largest education-focused social enterprise dedicated to providing high quality education, teaching and research in Malaysia through the 12 institutions of the Sunway Education Group (SEG), and in particular Sunway University and Monash University Malaysia.

This partnership with JCF illustrates Project Southeast Asia’s commitment to building relationships, exchanges, and collaborations between Oxford and Southeast Asia, alongside its goals of promoting transnational and interdisciplinary research of Southeast Asia, and broadening access to an Oxford education for all Southeast Asians.

Scholars of Southeast Asia, Unite!

Project Southeast Asia visits the University of Malaya's Department of Southeast Asian Studies

Meeting President José Ramos-Horta

His Excellency José Ramos-Horta, President of the Democratic Republic of East Timor, endorses Project Southeast Asia.







He is the third Southeast Asian leader to do so after Dr Marty Natalegawa and Dr Surin Pitsuwan.

A Message from Dr Peter Carey MBE

Born in Burma, Peter is Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College, Oxford, where he specialised in the modern history and politics of Indonesia, Burma and East Timor. He was co-founder and first chairman (1989-96) of The Cambodia Trust. In October 2008, Peter took early retirement from Trinity College, Oxford, to take up a position as Country Director of the Cambodia Trust in Indonesia. In the spring of 2011, he was awarded an MBE for services to the disabled of Southeast Asia.