Colonade at the entrance to Encina Hall, Stanford University.

Shorenstein APARC Programs

About our core programs

The Center encompasses seven 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.

Research Programs

Asia Health Policy Program Director Karen Eggleston in discussion with conference participants..

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.
China Program Director Jean Oi in conversation with two panelists.

China Program

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.
Japan Program Director Takeo Hoshi speaking during a public discussion, seated next to APARC researcher Kenji Kushida.

Japan Program

The Japan Program, led by Takeo Hoshi, advances contemporary Japan-focused, social science-oriented, policy-relevant research and engages in scholarly collaborations, teaching, conferences, and public colloquia.

APARC Director and Korea Program Director Gi-Wook Shin with panelists at the 2016 Koret Workshop, speaking to participants.

Korea Program

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 Director Donald Emmerson stands next to program guest speaker Cherian George and 2017-18 LKC NUS-Stanford Fellow Chin-Hao Huang.

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.
irector of the American Institute in Taiwan, Brent Christensen Speaking to Stanford Audience

U.S.-Asia Security Initiative

The U.S.-Asia Security Initiative deepens dialogue, advances research, and promotes teaching on contemporary Indo-Asia-Pacific security issues, connecting academics, senior government officials, and business leaders.

Affiliates Program

2017-18 cohort of APARC's Global Affiliates Program posing to the camera at the entrance to Encina Hall, Stanford.

Global Affiliates Program

The Global Affiliates Program strengthens APARC’s and Stanford’s ties with Asia by hosting accomplished personnel of affiliate Asian organizations as visiting scholars for a year of engagement and enrichment.

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