For interested New Mandala readers, some recent Lao Studies announcements are worth a look.

1. The Center for Lao Studies is planning to publish selected papers from the First International Conference on Lao Studies by the time of the Second Lao Studies’ convergence, which will take place on May 3-6, 2007. Authors of the selected papers should already have received a notification from the editorial board indicating their inclusion in the volume. Remaining papers may be included in subsequent publications by the Center for Lao Studies.

2. The Second International Conference on Lao Studies will take place on May 3-6, 2007 at Arizona State University , Tempe , Arizona USA . The deadline for panel proposals is December 15, 2006. The deadline for individual papers is January 5, 2007. All abstracts and inquiries should be sent to [email protected] For more information please visit the conference webpage at or

For more general information please check out the website: