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The Center for Khmer Studies

Who we are

The Center for Khmer Studies is a non-governmental institution supported by international foundations, educational institutions, scholars, the US Department of Education, and interested individuals and philanthropists from the US, France, and Cambodia.

Who We Are

CKS is a non-governmental institution supported by international foundations, educational institutions, scholars, the US department of education, and interested individuals and philanthropists from the US, France, and Cambodia.

What We Do

CKS’s research and educational programs are run from our headquarters in Siem Reap and from our office in Phnom Penh. Please visit us to learn more about the work we do!

We think of ourselves as a bridge, as a crossroads; a real center for institutions, researchers, scholars, practitioners, students, and the general public to meet and interact through a series of programs and initiatives.

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.​

Fellowships Programs

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

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.

Urban Research and Innovation

Strengthen teaching and local research capacities in Urban Research.

Publishing & Translation Program

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

Latest Updates

News & Opportunities

New book by CKS President and fellow Eve Zucker and CKS Affiliate Laura McGrew featuring chapters on Cambodia by Toni Shapiro Phim, Laura McGrew, and Eve Zucker.

Book Description

Coexistence in the Aftermath of Mass Violence demonstrates how…

Posted on: 19-April-2021

Events & Conferences

Speaker: William Kwok

Date: 23-April-2021 

8:00 am 

Cambodia Time 

Abstract

This talk examines how and why local subordinates carry out leaders’ orders for mass killings. While existing studies have mostly focused on the causes of genocide, William Kwok’s dissertation examines the organization and implementation of mass killings in…

Posted on: 5-April-2021

News & Opportunities

Now opening for applications until 15 June 2021 (Cambodia Time)

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) is providing a fellowship to a qualified Cambodian scholar to conduct research on the Elizabeth Becker Collection and other audiovisual materials…

Posted on: 5-April-2021

Statement

We at the Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) are saddened and alarmed by the vicious attacks that have been perpetrated against Asian Americans. CKS deplores all forms of hatred and racial bigotry.

In light of the recent attacks​…

Posted on: 23-March-2021

Past Events

Speaker: Emily Zinger, Sivleng Chhor and TJ Rutkowski

Date: 26-March-2021 

9:00 am 

Cambodia Time 

  • Slide presentation is available here
  • For more information about the Southeast Asia Digital Library, please contact Emily Zinger  ([email protected])
  • For more information about the CKS Library, please contact Sivleng Chhor ([email protected])
Abstract

Presentation 1: Introduction to Southeast Asia Digital Library

Posted on: 18-March-2021

In Memoriam

The Center for Khmer Studies announces with deep regret the recent passing of distinguished board members.

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