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Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

Stanford University's hub for interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement on contemporary Asia

In the Spotlight

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Call for Applications: 2021-22 Postdoctoral Fellowships

We invite applications from junior scholars for 2021-22 postdoctoral fellowships in contemporary Japan, Korea, and Asia broadly defined.
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India's Strategic Futures and Implications for U.S. Security

Research Scholar Arzan Tarapore analyzes plausible futures of India as a strategic actor and their challenges for U.S. security interests.
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Student Documentary Celebrates Transnational Brain Linkages

'Brain Bridges,' produced by senior Dexter Simpson, illustrates the gains of global talent flows, based on research by APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin.

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About Us

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) is dedicated to the study of critical issues affecting the countries of Asia and their regional and global relations. Our scholar community is comprised of distinguished academics and practitioners in government, business, and civil society. Through policy-relevant research, publications, education, public programs, and international collaborations, we address pressing challenges in a world in which Asia plays an increasingly central role.


What We Do

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Pursue and publish interdisciplinary, social science-oriented scholarship from regional and global perspectives on issues of vital importance to the economies, foreign affairs, health, politics, and societal transitions of the Asia-Pacific.

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Support the next generation of Asia experts by offering fellowship and training opportunities to academics and practitioners, teaching Stanford courses, and bringing Asia-Pacific topics into high school and community college classrooms.

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Policy & Outreach

Illuminate Asia-Pacific-focused, policy-relevant problems and solutions and strengthen cooperation between counterparts in the United States and Asia by providing expert analysis, thought leadership, and constructive interaction.

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Mon Oct 5
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Southeast Asia Faces China: New Views from New Books

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Tue Oct 6
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

On the Watershed: The Implications of the 2020 China-India Border Crisis

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Tue Oct 13
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Japan’s Foreign Policy Options in the Changing Asia-Pacific

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Wed Oct 14
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

China’s Belt, Road, and Beyond: State Mobilization and Localized Implementation

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Thu Oct 15
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

The Epidemiology of COVID-19 and Policy Responses in Asia

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