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Donald K. Emmerson
SINGAPORE (Aug. 23, 2021) Vice President Kamala Harris visits combat ship USS Tulsa, part of a deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operation in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

The Significance of Kamala Harris’ Vietnam Trip: Interview with Donald K. Emmerson

Commentary / August 24, 2021
Emmerson talks to VnExpress about the implications of Harris’ visit to Hanoi, the first such visit by a U.S. vice president.
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Good News for Indonesian Studies

Commentary / August 16, 2021
Flags of Asian states and text "Symposium: The Stakes in Asia"

Talking Democracy: A Symposium on Asia

Commentary / July 1, 2021
On a panel discussion hosted by the political quarterly 'Democracy,' Donald K. Emmerson joins experts to assess how the Biden administration is navigating the U.S. relationships in Asia.
  American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS) and Michigan State University (MSU) Asian Studies Center's inaugural Conference on Indonesian Studies, June 23-26, 2021.

Scholarship, Autonomy, and Purpose: Issues in Indonesian Studies

Commentary / June 25, 2021
Southeast Asia Program Director Donald K. Emmerson delivers a keynote address at the American Institute for Indonesian Studies–Michigan State University Conference on Indonesian Studies.
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What to Read This Summer — 2021: Book Recommendations by APARC Faculty

News / June 9, 2021
APARC faculty suggest dozens of books for your summer reading.
Protesters against the military coup in Myanmar hold banners.

Southeast Asia: China’s Long Shadow

Commentary / June 3, 2021
Chinese foreign policy in Southeast Asia affects, and is affected by, the more despotic character of ASEAN’s mainland compared with its maritime member states. But the destiny of even the already...
[Left] Gita Wirjawan and the Endgame logo; [Right] Donald K. Emmerson

ASEAN Centrality and the Way Forward: Donald Emmerson on Endgame

News / April 1, 2021
On the Endgame podcast, Southeast Asia Program Director Donald K. Emmerson discusses the history and politics that have shaped Indonesia in the past and how that context now affects the country'...
Protesters in Myanmar stand on a picture of General Min Aung Hlaing

Democracy Challenged: Donald Trump, Min Aung Hlaing, and Indonesia

Commentary / February 8, 2021
Southeast Asia Program Director Donald K. Emmerson compares responses across Southeast Asia to the February coup in Myanmar and reflects on the parallels and differences between the state of...
President Biden walks past a row of Chinese and American flags.

APARC Experts on the Outlook for U.S.-Asia Policy Under the Biden Administration

News / January 14, 2021
Ahead of President-elect Biden’s inauguration and on the heels of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that has left America shaken, an APARC-wide expert panel provides a region-by-...

Indonesia’s presidential election: What’s at stake?

News / July 11, 2014
Donald Emmerson, director of the Southeast Asia Forum at Shorenstein APARC, answers a few questions about Indonesia’s tight-raced presidential election, which has still yet to declare an official winner. The election is considered a historic event for the world’s third largest democracy that was once a dictatorship.
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2013 visiting scholar Dominik Müller's book on Malaysia just published

News / April 8, 2014
Dominik Müller, Southeast Asia scholar and former Shorenstein APARC fellow, publishes a new book, "Islam Politics and Youth in Malaysia: The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS." Müller analyzes the intersection of Islam and politics, including a look at the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS)'s outreach to media-savvy youth.
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Burmese journalist critically examines Myanmar’s reforms, receives award at Stanford

News / March 11, 2014
Aung Zaw, founding editor of The Irrawaddy newsmagazine, received the 2013 Shorenstein Journalism Award on March 6 and joined a panel of experts to consider Myanmar’s democratic transition.
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Aung Zaw named 2013 Shorenstein Journalism Award recipient

News / January 14, 2014
Shorenstein APARC is pleased to announce Aung Zaw as the 2013 recipient of the Shorenstein Journalism Award. Zaw has been selected for his leadership in establishing independent media in Myanmar (Burma) and his dedication to integrity in reporting on Southeast Asia.
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Challenge and opportunity for Myanmar as it assumes 2014 ASEAN chair

Commentary / January 8, 2014
Myanmar is chairing ASEAN in 2014, which marks the first time the country has assumed this position since its accession in 1997. The chairship offers a pivotal opportunity for Myanmar to provide leadership and display its recent progress toward liberalization. Southeast Asia Forum Director Don Emmerson considers prospects and challenges for Myanmar as its leads ASEAN.
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Obama Cancels Asia Tour: Will it Hurt US Economic Goals?

News / October 10, 2013
US President Barack Obama's much touted Asian pivot took a hit this past week due to the budget stalemate and government shutdown in Washington. LinkAsia speaks with Stanford University's Donald Emmerson about how Obama's decision not to attend two major summits will impact American economic interests in the region.
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Shorenstein APARC scholars win fellowships from National Bureau of Asian Research-Woodrow Wilson Center

News / April 22, 2010
Associate director for research Daniel C. Sneider and SEAF director Donald K. Emmerson will be part of the inaugural class class of research associates and fellows of the National Asia Research Program (NARP). After a competitive, nationwide selection process, the winners were selected based on their research into issues of importance to U.S. interests in Asia. "Our goal in this new program is to highlight and reward scholars who have successfully bridged the gap between the academy and policy," said NBR President and NARP co-director Richard Ellings. Associate director for research Daniel C. Sneider and SEAF director Donald K. Emmerson will be part of the inaugural class class of research associates and fellows of the National Asia Research Program (NARP). After a competitive, nationwide selection process, the winners were selected based on their research into issues of importance to U.S. interests in Asia. "Our goal in this new program is to highlight and reward scholars who have successfully bridged the gap between the academy and policy," said NBR President and NARP co-director Richard Ellings.
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SEAF Director Named to Task Force on Burma/Myanmar

News / November 10, 2009
The Asia Society has organized a Task Force on U.S. Policy toward Burma/Myanmar, co-chaired by retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark and Holsman International Chair (and former USAID Administrator) Henrietta H. Fore. The panel comprises a dozen or so individuals from various occupations and backgrounds, including SEAF's director, Don Emmerson. Assisting the Task Force is an also diverse Advisory Group of some thirty experts in Southeast Asian and other countries. The Asia Society expects to release the Task Force's final report early in 2010.
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Stanford undergraduates pose questions for Singapore in Singapore Journal

News / August 1, 2008
The inaugural (March 2008) issue of PRISM, an undergraduate journal published by the University Scholars Programme (USP) of the National University of Singapore (NUS), carries a dozen essays. Six were written by Stanford undergraduates for a Stanford Overseas Seminar taught in Singapore in September 2006, and six by NUS undergrads in the USP for an NUS course taught at Stanford in May 2007.
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Pyongyang expected to sign Treaty of Amity and Cooperation. Is membership in the East Asia Summit next?

News / July 15, 2008
South East Asia Forum Director, Donald Emmerson discusses what impact, if any, there will b e on US-North Korean relations and ASEAN-North Korean relations once Pyongyang signs the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation at next week's Southeast Asian regional security meeting in Singapore.
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Protest and repression in Burma (Myanmar): What is to be done?

News / October 22, 2007
There is no consensus as to what outsiders can or should do in response to the dire situation inside Burma (Myanmar). At least that was the impression left by a vigorous discussion at a standing-room-only event convened by SEAF on October 18, 2007 on "Burma's Crisis: What Should Outsiders Do?"
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