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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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Philippines Investigative Journalist Maria Ressa Wins 2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award

Maria Ressa, cofounder, CEO, and executive editor of Rappler, has been a highly-regarded journalist in Southeast Asia for over thirty years and commended worldwide for speaking truth to power.
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Audio: FSI Director, Oksenberg-Rohlen Fellow Discuss the Intensified U.S.-China Conflict

Ambassador Michael McFaul joined China expert David M. Lampton at the annual Oksenberg Conference to explore the causes underlying the U.S.-China power struggle and whether a “new” Cold War is forming.
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Special Issue Explores New Approaches to Financing the Many Needs that Come with Longevity

Published in The Journal of the Economics of Ageing and co-edited by Karen Eggleston, the issue examines the economics of pensions, health, and long-term care, covering research on 50+ countries.

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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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