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

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Participants from the Inaugural Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue

Accelerating Action on the Sustainable Development Goals

Climate finance mobilization and green innovation strategies were the focus of the inaugural Trans-Pacific Sustainability Dialogue, APARC's new collaborative initiative.
Kiyoteru Tsutsui and book, Human Rights and the State

Kiyoteru Tsutsui Wins the 44th Suntory Prize for Arts and Sciences

The Suntory Foundation honors Tsutsui's book, 'Human Rights and the State,' for its outstanding contribution to and broad perspective on the field of History and Civilization.
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Tune In: Asian Perspectives on the U.S.-China Competition

Explore our fall 2022 webinar series featuring scholars and experts as they examine “views from the ground” of the fallout from great power competition across the Asia-Pacific.

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Recent Videos

2022 Shorenstein Journalism Award | Emily Feng | Telling the China Story: The Future of China Reporting

2022 Shorenstein Journalism Award | Emily Feng | Telling the China Story: The Future of China Reporting

Southeast Asia in the New Cold War: Choosing Not to Choose? | Richard Heydarian & Huong Le Thu

Southeast Asia in the New Cold War: Choosing Not to Choose? | Richard Heydarian & Huong Le Thu

Digitally Transforming Japan: A Conversation with former Digital Minister Karen Makishima

Digitally Transforming Japan: A Conversation with former Digital Minister Karen Makishima

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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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Research

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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Education

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.