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Forum to focus on Khmer identity

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Ohio University is hosting the Fifth Annual Khmer Studies Forum March 15–17.

The forum is a three-day gathering of Cambodian studies professionals, native Cambodians and others interested in the subject of Khmer language, culture, economics, politics, education and arts. The event will include panels, roundtable discussions in both Khmer and English, and cultural activities such as an art show, movie screenings and Cambodian performances.

The keynote address, “Aid Dependence in Cambodia: How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy,” will be given by Dr. Sophal Ear at 10 a.m. March 15 in Baker Theatre. Ear is an assistant professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

The Khmer Studies Forum is free and open to the public. For details and to register, visit www.seas.ohio.edu/ksf2013.html.