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Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

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

Who We Are

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.

In the Spotlight

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The Washington Post's Anna Fifield Wins 2018 Shorenstein Journalism Award

We are pleased to announce that Anna Fifield, Beijing Bureau Chief for The Washington Post, is the recipient of the 2018 Shorenstein Journalism Award. On November 14, she will be presented with the award at Stanford and headline a panel discussing how North Korea is, and isn't, changing under Kim Jong Un.
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Facing the Demographic Tidal Wave: Collaborative Solutions for an Aging World

China, the United States, and other nations are facing rapidly increasing demand for high-end public services that far outstrips the capacity of their governments alone. Our Innovation for Healthy Aging project examines collaborative governance solutions to pressing challenges posed by a looming demographic crisis.
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Announcing Open Call for Postdoctoral and LKC Fellowships Applications, Academic Year 2019-20

APARC invites applications for the 2019-20 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship on Contemporary Asia, the Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the Lee Kong Chian Fellowship on Southeast Asia. Postdoc fellowship applications are due January 7, 2019, LKC fellowship applications March 1.

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