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Shorenstein APARC announces 2013-14 postdoctoral fellows

News / April 25, 2013
Shorenstein APARC postdoctoral fellowships offer recent graduates a year of "breathing space" at Stanford before they launch their academic careers. The Center looks forward to welcoming its latest group of extraordinary postdoctoral fellows this autumn.
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Thirty years connecting Asia with Stanford University

News / April 24, 2013
A visionary group of Stanford scholars established a pioneering organization three decades ago to address the need for research on Asia that reached across departments, from sociology to engineering, and looked at Asia in a regional context.
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Overseas Filipino Workers become economic heroes

Q&A / April 15, 2013
To their family members and to the Philippine government, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are the country's “new heroes.” Postdoctoral fellow Marjorie Pajaron talks about her research on the significant economic benefit of OFW remittances.
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Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow wins dissertation award

News / April 11, 2013
Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow Jaeeun Kim’s dissertation Colonial Migration and Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea has won the American Sociological Association's Theda Skocpol Award in the area of comparative and historical sociology.
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Straub Joins Commonwealth Club "Town Hall" on North Korean Threats

News / April 10, 2013
David Straub, associate director of Korean Studies Program, joined Ploughshares Fund Executive Director Philip Yun on April 8 for a town hall discussion in San Francisco on the recent North Korean threats. The panel was held at the Commonwealth Club, the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, and moderated by Gloria Duffy, the President and CEO of the Commonwealth Club.
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How real is the possibility of a North Korea conflict?

News / April 4, 2013
Tension between Pyongyang and allies the United States and South Korea has mounted in recent weeks since North Korea's February nuclear test. Shorenstein APARC experts weigh in on the possibility of conflict.
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The troubling history of Sino-Japanese tension

News / March 20, 2013
In a new article, Daniel C. Sneider explores the troubling history of China-Japan tension. He concludes that the two countries have every reason to pull back from the brink of conflict—and most importantly, the United States serves a crucial role.
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Stanford economist foresees challenges for Japan's economy

News / March 20, 2013
Japan's new prime minister has an ambitious plan for the country's economy. Stanford economist Takeo Hoshi foresees possible challenges in the coming years.
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Connecting with students to explore contemporary Southeast Asia

News / March 20, 2013
On March 9, Donald Emmerson joined a gathering of Stanford University students for an exploration of contemporary Southeast Asia, and its place in the world. Emmerson presented the event’s closing address.
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U.S. and Asia experts seek solutions to economic aspects of aging in China and India

Q&A / March 20, 2013
How China and India resolve the challenge of supporting their elderly while maintaining economic advancement despite shrinking working-age cohorts will strongly shape their future and may provide valuable lessons. Karen Eggleton describes key issues in each country, and research finding presented during a recent Stanford-Harvard policy dialogue.
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Development and health economist to join as postdoctoral fellow

News / March 14, 2013
This autumn, AHPP will welcome development and health economist Margaret Triyana as the 2013-14 Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow. Triyana will focus on analyzing the effects of rural-urban migration on children's health outcomes in China and Indonesia
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UN Security Council resolution on North Korea was a necessary but not sufficient condition

Q&A / March 8, 2013
In an interview with the South Korean daily newspaper Segye Times on March 7, David Straub said that the United Nations Security Council resolution on North Korea passed earlier in the day was a necessary but not sufficient condition to respond to North Korea's latest provocations. He urged alertness to possible conventional North Korean attacks on South Korea and said that the Obama administration would support efforts by the new South Korean government of President Park Geun-hye to engage North Korea diplomatically.
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David Straub does not foresee an easy tenure for President Park Geun-hye

News / March 6, 2013
KSP associate director David Straub joined a panel organized by The Korea Society on February 28 to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the new South Korean government of President Park Geun-hye.
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International banking standards in the US, Japan, and the EU

News / March 4, 2013
Based on research conducted at Stanford, a working paper by Minoru Aosaki explores economic impacts and policy challenges related to Basel III, the new international standard of banking regulation, in the United States, Japan, and the European Union.
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Despite significant reform, gaps remain in China's health care system

News / February 28, 2013
Despite significant efforts to reform health care in China, says Karen Eggleston, coverage is "wide but shallow." Eggleston has written about the Chinese government's ambitious reforms.
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Cautious optimism over return of Japan's conservative party

News / February 27, 2013
Amidst optimism about the return to power of Japan's conservative Liberal Democratic Party, there is also cause for caution, says Daniel Sneider.
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The historical roots of ethnic conflict in India

News / February 21, 2013
Stopping ethnic violence in India begins with understanding the history behind it, says Ajay Verghese, a current Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow. His research explores the roots of conflict in two demographically similar regions of Rajasthan.
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(Un)Covering North Korea at Stanford

News / February 14, 2013
Just hours ahead of North Korea's most recent nuclear test, an event which pushed the country once again into headlines around the world, a panel gathered at Stanford to discuss the challenges journalists face uncovering facts about North Korea.
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North Korea conducts third nuclear test

News / February 12, 2013
North Korea has conducted its third underground nuclear test. Shorenstein APARC Korea experts weigh in on the event, which is drawing criticism from Beijing to Washington, DC.
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North Korea keeps its pledge to conduct nuclear test

News / February 12, 2013
North Korea keeps its pledge to conduct a third underground nuclear test. We ask our experts to weigh in on the detonation condemned by the White House as destabilizing.
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Stanford law professor, security expert to lead FSI

News / February 11, 2013
When Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar takes the helm of FSI in July, he'll oversee the institute's 11 research centers and programs along with a variety of undergraduate and graduate education initiatives on international affairs. His leadership will be marked by a commitment to build on FSI’s interdisciplinary approach to solving some of the world’s biggest problems.
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SEAF welcomes new Lee Kong Chian Fellow and visiting scholar

News / February 8, 2013
SEAF is delighted to welcome two new visitors. Tim Forsyth, the current Lee Kong Chian Fellow, is a specialist in environment and development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dominik Müller, a visiting scholar, is a researcher with the Department of Anthropology at Goethe-University Frankfurt.
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