February 27, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Khmer Studies Forum: Cambodia at Crossroads, March 14-16

The sixth annual Khmer Studies Forum will be held at Ohio University March 14-16 with the theme, “Cambodia at a Crossroads.”

Khmer Studies Forum“Cambodia has been changing at a rapid pace: urban development is astonishing, foreign investment extensive, environmental destruction staggering. Protests by dissatisfied factory workers and victims of land-grabbing show Cambodians’ increasing unwillingness to accept injustice; the recent dispute over the results of the national elections underlines their desire for reform. Yet this enthusiasm for change is accompanied by anxiety. What will become of Cambodia? Will these changes help or hurt Cambodia? Indeed, Cambodia stands at a crossroads, and these questions cannot easily be answered,” notes the forum website.

His Excellency Hem Heng, Cambodian Ambassador to the United States, will give opening remarks. See the website for additional speakers and performers.

Registration is now open.

For more information, contact the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at or 740-593-1841.

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