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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.

Fellowships Programs

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.​
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Latest Updates

Job Opportunities

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), is an American Overseas Research Center in Cambodia, based in Siem Reap, with a branch office in Phnom Penh. CKS promotes research and scholarly exchange in the social sciences, arts, and humanities between…

Posted on: 9-December-2022

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About CKS

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), the American Overseas Research Center in Cambodia, is based in Siem Reap, with a branch office in Phnom Penh. CKS promotes research and scholarly exchange in the social sciences, arts, and…

Posted on: 28-November-2022

News & Opportunities

The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and the Institute of Humanities Studies at Kyungpook National University, Korea are pleased to invite you to the 2023 AAS-in-Asia Conference to be held between the 24th and 27th of June 2023 at…

Posted on: 25-October-2022

News & Opportunities

This Symposium kicks off with an exhibition of entries to the Engage Asia Challenge – a competition of solutions to some of the toughest sustainability challenges in Asia as proposed by Business School undergraduate students.

The exhibition will be…

Posted on: 25-October-2022

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