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In Troubled Waters: South Korea’s Democracy in Crisis

New essay: APARC and Korea Program Director Gi-Wook Shin evaluates the decline of South Korea’s democracy and examines the historic tasks facing the Yoon administration as it prepares to set sail.
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NPR's Beijing Correspondent Emily Feng Wins 2022 Journalism Award

APARC is delighted to recognize NPR's Emily Feng with the 2022 Shorenstein Journalism Award for her compelling and influential reporting on China amid rapidly deteriorating press freedom in the country.
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Korea Program's 20th-Anniversary Conference | May 19-20

The conference will spotlight North Korea’s geopolitics and South Korea’s Hallyu, featuring speakers from the K-pop industry, academia, and government, including Ban Ki-moon, Soo-Man Lee, and EXO's SUHO.

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The Politics of Gender Equality in South Korea | Young-Im Lee and Min Hee Go

The Politics of Gender Equality in South Korea | Young-Im Lee and Min Hee Go

Myanmar’s Future: What Should Be Done? | Nyantha Maw Lin & Scot Marciel

Myanmar’s Future: What Should Be Done? | Nyantha Maw Lin & Scot Marciel

Japan’s Foreign Policy in the Aftermath of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Japan’s Foreign Policy in the Aftermath of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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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.