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Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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

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Victor Cha on North Korean Nuclear Deadlock, COVID-19

Georgetown University expert and Koret Fellow Victor Cha discusses North Korea’s renewed weapons testing, the COVID-19 threat to the country, its human rights problem, and more.
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Thomas Fingar and Jean Oi Discuss China’s Challenges

The easy phases of China’s quest for wealth and power are over, write Fingar and Oi in a new article previewing their forthcoming volume about the choices that will shape China’s future.
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Adam Segal Discusses the U.S.-China Technology War

Security and Chinese policy expert Adam Segal spoke at APARC about the weapons of the tech cold war and what the U.S.-China competition means for America and the rest of the world.

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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.