Dr. Benny Widyono (1936 - 2019).
Natharoun Ngo, Director
CKS Senior Fellowships CKS provides in-country research fellowships for U.S., Cambodian, and French scholars and doctoral students on a yearly basis. The CKS U.S. Research Fellowship Program ... Read more
Public Lecture Program
Seeking Refuge – Lessons from the Past and Present for the Refugee Crises of the Future The Interpolator, the Body-Archive, and the Spectral Observer: Uses of the Archives in Rithy Panh's ... Read more
Center for Khmer Studies Exploring Conflict in the ASEAN region Background For more than fifteen years the Center for Khmer Studies (CKS) has successfully supported research, teaching and ... Read more
PUBLICATIONS The Center for Khmer Studies is deeply committed to the development of the higher education sector in Cambodia and sees the publication and dissemination of academic and ... Read more
MissionThe Center for Khmer Studies’ (CKS) mission is to support research and teaching in the social sciences, arts, and humanities as they relate to Cambodia. Since our founding in 1998, CKS has aimed to foster understanding of Cambodia and the Mekong region by:
- Supporting research on Cambodia and promoting scholarly exchange;
- Strengthening advanced scholarship in Cambodia;
- Integrating Cambodian scholars into regional and global scholarly and professional communities and networks;
- Expanding and deepening advanced scholarship on Cambodia at US institutions.
- The CKS Library: provides the largest public library outside the capital, Phnom Penh, with over 20,000 monographs, books and journals, and with publicly accessible computers.
- Fellowships: support the research and education of junior and senior scholars from Cambodia and overseas.
- Research and Training Programs: enable the training of young Cambodian scholars and the integration of their Cambodia-grounded research with Cambodian and overseas universities.
- Publishing and Translation Program: produces original scholarly manuscripts and translates foundational social science and historical texts into the Khmer language.
- Conferences/Events: present local and international, inter-disciplinary workshops, conferences, and lectures in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh to establish professional partnerships between Cambodian and international scholars.
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.
CKS is registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cambodia. CKS has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Education of Cambodia and with several public and private universities in Cambodia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and the US. CKS is also a member institution of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.