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Center for Khmer Studies

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) promotes research, teaching and public service in the social sciences, arts and humanities in Cambodia and the Mekong region.

What we do

  • Promote research and international scholarly exchange by programs that increase understanding of Cambodia and its region
  • Strengthen Cambodia’s cultural and educational structures and integrate Cambodian scholars in regional and international exchange
  • Partner with colleges and universities in Cambodia, the US and beyond

Our Work

CKS Library & Online Resources

Provides the largest public library outside the capital, Phnom Penh, with over 20,000 monographs, books and journals, and with publicly accessible computers.​

Conferences & Events

Present local and international, interdisciplinary workshops, conferences, and lectures in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh to establish professional partnerships between Cambodian and international scholars.

Programs & Fellowships

Support the research and education of junior and senior scholars from Cambodia and overseas.​

Publishing & Translation Program

Publishes original scholarly manuscripts and translates foundational social science and historical texts into the Khmer language.​

Latest Updates

Events & Conferences

Speaker: Dr. Isaac Lyne

Date: April 26th, 2024 

2:30 pm 

Cambodia Time 


In 2006, UN agencies were saying that bottled water was no more than a temporary source of safe water in crisis situations. But by 2017, these agencies were declaring bottled water is an improved and primary source of…

Posted on: 1-April-2024

Past Events

Speaker: Dr. Jenna Grant

Date: April 5th, 2024 

8:30 am 

Cambodia Time 

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Like zoonotic diseases which have captured the world’s attention—including SARS diseases, such as Covid-19—drug resistant malaria is widely viewed as a threat that emerged in Asia. Jenna’s talk explores how…

Posted on: 26-March-2024

Past Events

Speaker: Milan Garcia and Camille Desruelle

Date: January 14, 2024 

2:00 pm 

France Time 

Résumé :

Ce deuxième épisode comparera les expériences de deux anciens participants au CKS Junior Resident Fellows Program (JRFP), Milan Garcia et Camille Desruelle. Ils ont tous les deux rejoint le programme au cours de différentes années, Milan participant…

Posted on: 8-January-2024

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