As a National Resource Center funded by the Department of Education, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies has a mission to increase awareness of the countries of the region to the general public. The Center supports a variety of regional and country-specific initiatives and outreach programs.
The Center itself also coordinates three on-going outreach programs.
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies schedules brown bag lectures and performances on Fridays at 12:00 p.m. during the Fall and Spring semesters. Speakers are invited to present original research, sections of dissertations, and other works in progress.
The Center maintains an inventory of on-line materials in varying formats for educators and community people interested in Southeast Asia.
The University of Hawaii's Asian Theatre Program is nationally and internationally recognized as the world's leading center for Asian theatre study and research. It has attained this status by providing students and scholars with unique training, performance, and research opportunities on a regular basis. More information is available here.