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Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

Stanford University's hub for interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement on contemporary Asia

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Perfect Storm: Climate Change in Asia – Fall 2021 Webinar Series

Our webinar series on the impacts of climate change in Asia kicks off on September 28 at 5 p.m. PDT with a discussion featuring former Secretary-General of the UN Ban Ki-moon and Stanford expert Nicole Ardoin.
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What the U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Means for Taiwan

There are many reasons to fear a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, but the American withdrawal from Afghanistan is not one of them, writes Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro in a New York Times op-ed.
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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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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.