About our core programs
The Center encompasses six thriving, regional and thematic programs that advance our research agenda and support our mission. Reflecting Stanford’s and APARC’s culture of interdisciplinary studies, our programs promote both academic and policy-relevant scholarship, support teaching, and strengthen collaboration with Asian counterparts.
Asia Health Policy Program
The Asia Health Policy Program, led by Karen Eggleston, promotes comparative understanding of health and health policy in the Asia-Pacific through research, scholarly collaborations, publications, and events.
The China Program, led by Jean Oi, facilitates multidisciplinary, social science-oriented and policy-relevant research on contemporary China, leveraging its presence at the Stanford Center at Peking University.
The Japan Program advances contemporary Japan-focused, social science-oriented, policy-relevant research, engages in scholarly collaborations and teaching, and hosts conferences and public colloquia.
The Korea Program, directed by Gi-Wook Shin, conducts multidisciplinary, social science-oriented research on policy-relevant Korea topics and supports teaching and outreach on Korean issues through courses, fellowships, seminars, and conferences.
Southeast Asia Program
The Southeast Asia Program, led by Donald Emmerson, stimulates research and publications on contemporary Southeast Asian issues, and convenes scholars and professionals to produce fresh policy perspectives on regional events and trends.
Global Affiliates Program
The Global Affiliates Program strengthens U.S.-Asia collaboration and helps Asian organizations advance entrepreneurial thinking and a global perspective. Each year the Program hosts affiliate representatives as visiting scholars.