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Joint Student Conference

June 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Poster for WISLI conference featuring world map and keynote speaker photo

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce a joint student conference hosted by the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI); South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI); Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI); and Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII) to be held in conjunction with their summer language programs.

Applications will be accepted from undergraduate and graduate students, as well as independent scholars, who are currently enrolled in the 2018 SEASSI/SASLI/CESSI/APTLII programs. Participants will present their original research from various disciplines in Southeast Asian, South Asian, Central Eurasian, and the Middle Eastern studies, and the conference affords students the opportunity to network with scholars working in various fields and areas.



  • Registration – 9:00 AM
  • Presentations (Rooms 325/326, 309, 313) – 9:30-11:45 AM
  • Keynote Speaker/Lunch – 12:00 PM
  • Presentations (Rooms 325/326, 309, 313) – 1:30-4:30 PM

This event is free to attend and is open to the public!


There is no registration fee to attend the Joint Student Conference, and lunch will be provided for all conference presenters.

Keynote speaker for the conference will be Alfred McCoy, Harrington Professor of History at University of Wisconsin-Madison, presenting his talk entitled “Showdown in the South China Sea.”


To present your research:

Abstracts should be submitted to All abstracts should succinctly describe the research topic, methods, and argument, as panels will be created to accommodate the submitted presentations.  Please limit presentations to between 15-20 minutes.

Potential presenters should include the following information with their submissions:

  • Three keywords pertaining to paper (i.e. Colonialism, Education, Philippines)
  • Title of the Paper
  • Abstract (approx. 250 words) of a complete paper or a research proposal
  • Short presenter bio (name, academic position, institutional affiliation, research interests, etc.)


Abstract deadline: Monday, June 8, 2018.


For other general inquiries about the Joint Student Conference, please contact Sakti Suryani and Lisey Doty, Student Conference Coordinators, at