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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

[Top left] Gi-Wook Shin; [top right] Roberta Cohen; [bottom left] Tomás Ojea Quintana; [bottom right] Joon Oh

Spotlight on the North Korean Human Rights Crisis

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in North Korea Tomás Ojea Quintana joins experts to discuss the UN's role in accountability for human rights violations in the DPRK.
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China’s Dangerous Double Game in North Korea

If the Biden administration wants to move the needle on North Korea, it will need to rethink the assumptions it has inherited about China’s role there, Oriana Skylar Mastro argues.
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New Book: Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific

The new volume offers lessons from Asian nations about the challenges facing aging societies and the roles technology and innovation may play in rebalancing them,

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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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Tue Apr 20
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Biden’s America through Southeast Asian Eyes: Problem? Solution? Neither? Both?

Via Zoom Webinar Register: https://bit.ly/2PWPv4z
Wed Apr 21
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

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Fri Apr 23
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Biden-Suga Summit and the Future of the Free and Open Indo-Pacific

This event is being held virtually via Zoom. Please register for the webinar via the following link: https://bit.ly/3u0U1xp
Mon Apr 26
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The South Korean and U.S. Government Role in Promoting Human Rights in North Korea

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Tue Apr 27
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM

A View from Across the Pacific: Chinese Perceptions of the United States

Via Zoom Webinar. Register at: https://bit.ly/3rAcwXC