APARC Policy

Steven Biegun and Robert Carlin in discussion at Stanford

Policy Outreach

Interacting with decision-makers on topical issues pertinent to Asia and strengthening U.S.-Asia relations

A brain trust on Asia-Pacific issues

Shorenstein APARC helps deepen U.S.-Asia dialogue and improve policy responses to the challenges facing Asian nations and U.S.-Asia relations by providing Asia-Pacific-focused evidence, analysis, and thought leadership, and by creating opportunities for constructive interaction between U.S. leaders and their Asian counterparts.

Select Policy Research and Outreach

(L to R) South Korea's presidential candidates, Lee Jae-myung, Ahn Cheol-soo, Sim Sang-jung, and Yoon Suk-yeol pose for photograph ahead of a televised presidential debate at MBC studio on February 21, 2022, Seoul.

South Korea's Presidential Election and the Future of Korean Democracy

APARC Korea Program and Director Gi-Wook Shin offer analysis of South Korea's high-stakes 2022 presidential election and its implications for Korean democracy and ROK domestic and foreign policy.
Cover of the report 'Accelerating Decarbonization in China and USA through Bilateral Collaboration'

Accelerating Decarbonization Through U.S.-China Collaboration

A report from APARC China Program and partners at Stanford and Peking University identifies key areas for U.S.-China bilateral collaboration to accelerate decarbonization and meet carbon neutrality goals.
Kurt Campbell and Laura Rosenberger speaking at the 2021 Oksenberg Conference

White House Top Asia Policy Officials Discuss U.S. China Strategy

National Security Council’s Coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs Kurt Campbell and Senior Director for China and Taiwan Laura Rosenberger review the Biden administration’s shifting approach to engaging China.

Bridging Asia Research and Policy

What can be done to promote inter-Korean sustainable engagement? What are the sources of instability and conflict in highly centralized authoritarian regimes? How will precision health and population aging shape the future well-being of Asia’s societies? What do new technologies mean for the future of work in East Asia, and how can we promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the region?
 
At Shorenstein APARC, we promote academic as well as policy-relevant research and our scholars often draw policy implications from their findings. While we are not a think tank, policy outreach is core to our mission and we see it as our responsibility to actively engage decision makers and to bring Asia-Pacific scholarship to bear on policy debates and agendas. Located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and drawing on the strengths of our Stanford base, the Center is a natural bridge between Asia research and policy on wide-ranging issues, including demographic change, education, entrepreneurship, innovation, political economy, political violence, and regional security.
 
Our goals are to provide nuanced context to stakeholders who shape Asia-focused policy and practice on these topics and to deepen understanding and cooperation between the United States and Asian nations. To meet these goals, we focus on the following activities:
 
Asia Health Policy Program Director Karen Eggleston speaking with two researchers at the Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, China.

International Research Collaborations and Policy Recommendations

We lead joint research initiatives with Asia experts from around the world and with Asian scholars and practitioners. We also offer policy recommendations and conduct policy evaluations that we publish in expert briefs and reports.

Participants working collaboratively during a workshop on the future of ASEAN

Policy Reports and Dialogues

We produce policy papers and convene leading academics, government officials, and security experts at Track 1.5 workshops and other forums to examine candidly issues of vital national and regional interest.