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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 Welcomes Andrew Kim, Outgoing CIA Official in Charge of Korea Mission Center

Kim, former head of the CIA’s Korea Mission Center, where he helped secure the foundation for the June 2018 Trump-Kim summit, joins APARC as a William J. Perry Visiting Scholar through the Winter quarter of 2019. He will bring rich perspectives and experiences on current North Korea diplomacy.
Yvonne Lee, Summer Intern at Carnegie-Tsinghua Center

Student Interns with Carnegie-Tsinghua Center in Beijing, an Opportunity Supported by APARC

Political science major Yvonne Lee hopes to work in China someday. To test the waters, she spent her summer interning at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. Benefiting from the mentorship of Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and working with retired NBA star Yao Ming were some of her summer's highlights.
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Announcing Open Call for Korea Foundation and LKC Fellowships Applications, Academic Year 2019-20

APARC invites applications for the 2019-20 Lee Kong Chian Fellowship on Southeast Asia and affiliation requests from candidates applying for the Korea Foundation’s KF Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research. KF-APARC Korea Program applications are due January 20, 2019, LKC fellowship applications March 1.

Larry Diamond, Orville Schell, and Ji-Jen Hwang | Roundtable on China’s Growing Sharp Power: American and Taiwanese Perspectives

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.

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.

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