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Hiding in Plain Sight: How China Builds and Exercises Military Power, 1995-2020

October 8, 2020

For winter quarter 2022, CISAC will be hosting hybrid events.

Micro-Institutional Foundations of Capitalism: Sectoral Pathways to Globalization in China, India, and Russia

April 1, 2020

This is a virtual event. Please click here to register and generate a link to the talk.  The link will be unique to you; please save it and do not share with others.

FREE TO ROCK: How Rock and Roll Helped to End the Cold War

May 3, 2016

This event is sponsored by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC), the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian...

What Is Beijing Thinking? Geography, History, and the South China Sea

April 24, 2014

This event has moved to the Philippines Conference Room Professor Paine will explore China’s outlook on the territorial disputes in the South China Sea within the larger settings of Chinese...

Imagining Xi Jinping's China in 2023: Is a New Type of Great Power Relationship Possible Between the U.S. and China

April 16, 2014

Mr. Rudd served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister from 2007 to 2010, then as Foreign Minister from 2010 to 2012, before returning to the Prime Ministership in 2013. As Prime Minister, Mr.

Mongolian Perpectives on Northeast Asian affairs

April 14, 2014

Over the past 23 years, Mongolia’s democracy has advanced on many fronts. The initial transition to democracy was peaceful in both economic and political areas.

Overcoming Health Challenges Facing Mongolia: Medical and Entrepreneurial Perspectives

April 9, 2014

Average life expectancy in Mongolia is 65 years, much shorter than that of other East Asian countries such as South Korea (78.5 years) and China (72.5 years).

Historical Injustice and Territorial Disputes in East Asia

March 5, 2014

There are four serious island disputes in East Asia: from north to south, the Southern Kurile dispute (Russia vs. Japan), the Liancourt dispute (two Koreas vs.

Encounter 2013: An Evening with Korean Authors Kim In-suk and Kang Yŏng-suk

November 13, 2013

The Korea Colloquium on History and Culture   Authors Kim In-suk and Kang Yŏng-suk and translator Bruce Fulton will appear at several American universities in November 2013 for a series of...

Achieving Sustainable Peace on the Korean Peninsula

November 8, 2013

Koret Distinguished Lecture Series: Lecture I This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Korean Armistice Agreement but the situation on the Korean peninsula remains tense and uncertain.

Great Games: Chinese Relations with South and Central Asia

June 20, 2013

China and the World This multiyear project, coordinated by Thomas Fingar, Oksenberg-Rohlen Distinguished Fellow, at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University,...

The Kims' Three Bodies: Dynastic Succession and its Antecedents in the DPRK

February 15, 2013

North Korea has smuggled monarchy through the front door of its communist system.

The 18th Party Congress and Institutionalization in Chinese Leadership Politics

January 25, 2013

The road to the 18th Party Congress was contentious, leading to its delayed convocation.

60 Years Later: The San Francisco Peace Treaty and the Regional Conflicts in East Asia

December 4, 2012

Sixty years have passed since the signing and enactment of the San Francisco Peace Treaty.

East Asia's Contentious Island Disputes: A U.S. Policy Perspective

October 29, 2012

Certain East Asian territorial disputes have simmered, unresolved, since the arrangements concluding the Second World War: Japan, China, and Taiwan contest sovereignty over the Senkaku/Diaoyu(tai)...

The 2012 U.S. Presidential Election and U.S. Foreign Policy

May 29, 2012

As the U.S. presidential election campaign moves into full bore, what role will foreign policy play in the national debate and the presidential election?

Business as Usual: Fukushima in Light of the Great Cold War Plutonium Disasters

May 14, 2012

While Chernobyl, and now Fukushima, are household words, far fewer people have heard of Maiak in the southern Urals and Hanford in eastern Washington State where Soviet and American engineers built...

The Fallout From the Bo Xilai Affair

May 2, 2012

The fall of Bo Xilai is the most serious political crisis in China since Tiananmen in 1989.

To What Extent Do Biological Markers Account for the Large Social Disparities in Health in Moscow?

April 9, 2012

The physiological factors underlying links between health and socioeconomic position in the Russian population are important to investigate.

China and the World: Interactions between China and Other Northeast Asian Countries

March 19, 2012

The "China and the World" research project will begin with a one and a half day workshop on March 19–20, 2012, convened in Beijing at the new Stanford Center at Peking University.

The Long Shadow of Vietnam

February 24, 2010

Please join Marvin Kalb to discuss the impact of the Vietnam War on presidential/strategic decisions about national security issues.  Marvin Kalb is also a contributing news analyst for National...

China in the 1960s: Into the Maelstrom

February 12, 2010

The Stanford China Program in cooperation with the Center for East Asian Studies will host a special series of seminars to mark 60 Years of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Grassroots Empowerment: Can Models from India Spark a Revolution in Healthcare Delivery in China?

January 14, 2010

In the four years since a State Council think tank, the Development Research Center, bluntly declared the failure of three decades of healthcare reform, China has placed a high political priority...

Enhancing South Korea's Security: The U.S. Alliance and Beyond

March 19, 2009

Two decades ago, South Korea appeared on the path to greatly increased security. The Cold War was ending, fundamentally improving South Korea’s regional security environment.