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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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APARC Hosts First Public Address by Special Envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun

The Special Representative for North Korea discussed U.S.-DPRK diplomacy, highlighting the opportunities and the challenges towards transformed relations between the two countries.
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2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award: Announcing Open Call for Nominations

The award, which carries a cash prize of $10,000, will recognize this year a recipient who is from the Asia-Pacific region and whose work has mostly been conveyed through news media in the region.
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Podcast: Elizabeth Economy on Xi Jinping’s Third Revolution and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Chinese domestic and foreign policy expert Elizabeth Economy kicked off the China Program’s winter colloquia with a discussion of the transformations underway in China today and the future of U.S.-China relations.

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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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