Center for Khmer Studies (CKS)

About Us

The Center for Khmer Studies' mission is to promote research, teaching and public service in the social sciences, arts and humanities, as they relate to Cambodia. Specific goals of CKS are: To facilitate research and international scholarly exchange through programs that increase understanding of Cambodia and its region. To help strengthen Cambodia's cultural and academic structures and to integrate Cambodian scholars in their regional and international community. To promote a vigorous Cambodian civil society.

CKS is a non-governmental organization supported by a consortium of international institutions, foundations, scholars and individuals. CKS is incorporated in the United States and registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cambodia.

CKS is the sole memeber institutions of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) in Southeast Asia. Its programs are administered from its headquarters in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.