APARC Announces New Name for Affiliates Program

The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) is excited to announce that its Corporate Affiliates Program has been renamed the Global Affiliates Program effective September 1, 2018.

The new name reflects the program’s evolution over the course of its history. In particular, it more accurately describes the increasingly diverse base of Asian organizations that partner with APARC as affiliate members. Our affiliates span a broad continuum including governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit establishments.

“The network of organizations supporting the affiliates program has expanded steadily since the program’s inception in 1982,” says Global Affiliates Program Manager Denise Masumoto. “The new name captures the breadth and depth of those partnerships, which was important for us to recognize.”

Each year, the Global Affiliates Program hosts at APARC a cohort of qualified personnel nominated by our affiliate members, who send their talent to Stanford as visiting fellows for a year of research and enrichment. Global Affiliate visiting fellows get involved in the many aspects of research and education at APARC and Stanford, and contribute to the intellectual exchange at the Center and the University at large. The Global Affiliates Program is looking forward to welcoming 21 visiting fellows for the 2018-19 academic year.

Coinciding with the announcement of the program’s new name, APARC has invited Global Affiliate alumni to join us for special receptions held in Tokyo, on September 5th, and in Beijing, on September 10th. Both events will provide an opportunity for former visiting fellows to gather with APARC faculty and friends for an evening of reconnecting, networking, and reminiscing on their shared experiences.

We invite you to check out our website for updates on both alumni receptions and on our 2018-19 Global Affiliate visiting fellows. For a monthly roundup of the latest research, publications, and insights from APARC experts sign up for our newsletter.