Global Affiliate visiting fellows (2008-9 cohort) posing for the camera, sitting on the steps at the entrance to Encina Hall, Stanford. Photo credit: Denise Masumoto.

Global Affiliates Program

Partnering with Asian organizations to develop internationally experienced global leaders

Who We Are

The Global Affiliates Program at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) builds strong alliances with Asian institutions. Affiliate members get involved in the many aspects of research and education at APARC and Stanford as we host their nominated visiting fellows over the course of an academic year. They enrich and inform intellectual exchange in our research community while benefiting from opportunities to hone the skills needed to lead in a globalized world.

In the Spotlight

Group shot of 2019-20 Global Affiliates visiting fellows

Global Affiliates Program Welcomes 2019-20 Fellows

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center’s Global Affiliates Program is excited to welcome its new class of fellows to Stanford.
Head shot of Akira Muto

Former Fellow Named LA Consul General

Congratulations to Akira Muto, 2018-19 Global Affiliate, who was recently announced as the new consul general in Los Angeles.

Visiting Scholar Examines Future of China's Foreign Exchange Reserves

In an article for China Daily, Visiting Scholar Chao Sun examines if, given the U.S.-China trade war, China will further reduce its U.S. government bond reserves.
A Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow posing for the camera with APARC faculty Jean Oi and Xueguang Zhou.

Why Shorenstein APARC’s Global Affiliates Program

Drawing on Stanford’s strengths and on APARC’s leadership in contemporary Asia-focused, policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research, we are uniquely positioned to help our Asia-based affiliates advance entrepreneurial thinking and a global perspective.

The program has given me the opportunity to engage with Stanford experts and develop a broader perspective. With this I hope to help stimulate change and contribute to maintaining the stability of the Japanese financial system.
Kenji Yanada
Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, Ministry of Finance, Japan

Affiliate Benefits

The Global Affiliates Program is ideal for Asian institutions that wish to cultivate leaders with the mindset and competencies required to address pressing challenges in today’s knowledge economy, giving them the opportunity to do research at a world-class university in an English-speaking environment.

Become a Global Affiliate

Read about our affiliate membership model and join the program.