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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.

Urban Research and Innovation

Strengthen teaching and local research capacities in Urban Research.

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.​

Latest Updates

News & Opportunities

Deadline: July 15, 2021

Rising Voices in Southeast Asian Studies
A SEAC/AAS Initiative

The Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is seeking paper proposals from up-and-coming scholars – including graduate students – to…

Posted on: 22-June-2021

News & Opportunities

The deadline is extended until 15 July 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: 21-June-2021

Events & Conferences

Speaker: Dr. Sorpong Peou

Date: 26-June-2021 

7:30 pm 

Cambodia Time 


This talk focuses on Dr. Sorpong Peou’s forthcoming book Peace and Security in Indo-Pacific Asia: IR Perspectives in Context and aims to stimulate academic and policy interest in Cambodia and beyond as well as discussion on the different…

Posted on: 21-June-2021

News & Opportunities

The Center of Khmer Studies (CKS) announces with deep regret the recent passing of Nancy Norman Lassalle, a generous donor to the CKS library.

For many years, Nancy Norman Lassalle generously donated to the CKS Library, for which she…

Posted on: 9-June-2021

Past Events

Speaker: Dr. Celia Tuchman-Rosta

Date: 15-June-2021 

9:00 am 

Cambodia Time 


Decades after the Khmer Rouge attempted to eradicate Cambodia’s traditional performing arts practices, arts revitalization remains a symbol of resilience in the country and has become a potential avenue for growth. Classical dance, shadow puppet theater, chapei dang…

Posted on: 8-June-2021

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!


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