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How to Solve the North Korean Conundrum

In APARC's new volume, experts explore the relationship between human rights and nuclear security and explain why addressing the North Korean human rights crisis is necessary for the denuclearization agenda.
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Oriana Skylar Mastro on Rethinking China's Capabilities and Goals

China's advanced conventional capabilities rather than nuclear weapons and new strategies should be a cause for U.S. concern, Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro tells Michael McFaul on the World Class podcast.
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Applications for APARC's 2022-23 Postdoctoral Fellowships Now Open

The Center offers postdoctoral fellowships on contemporary Japan, contemporary Asia broadly defined, and health or healthcare policy in the region, a fellowship for experts on Southeast Asia.

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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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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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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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