In the Spotlight

Ambassador Dan Kritenbrink and Donald Emmerson seated at a conference room during a group discussion

Southeast Asia Program Welcomes U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam

We had the pleasure of hosting the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Dan Kritenbrink for a roundtable discussion with Stanford experts about U.S.-Vietnam relations and American strategy in Southeast Asia.
Man and woman seated on stage, the man speaking to a hand-held microphone

APARC Delegation Visits Hanoi and Bangkok

APARC team members recently returned from a visit to Southeast Asia, where we spent an engaging week with stakeholders in the academic, policy, business, and Stanford alumni communities.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 1, 2019.

Donald K. Emmerson on Strategic Thinking in Southeast Asia

At a New York Southeast Asia Network seminar, Emmerson examines if the foreign policies of some Southeast Asian states are more strategic than those of others and related implications for U.S. policy.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia skyline at Titiwangsa Park

Southeast Asia Program

A catalyst for policy-relevant research on contemporary Southeast Asia

Who We Are

The Southeast Asia Program (SeAP) at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center is committed to researching contemporary Southeast Asian affairs and their policy implications. Our goal is to promote greater understanding of the conditions and forces affecting the region and shaping its future. Through academic endeavors and public outreach, we provide a space where scholars and professionals discuss and refine their ideas, engage and advise regional policymakers, and help interpret a culturally, politically, and economically diverse region of over half a billion people.


Scholars participating at a roundtable discussion

Our Research

Southeast Asia is one of the world’s great crossroads, both historically and in the present era. Our research projects address some of the pressing economic, political, and security challenges facing this diverse and complex region.

SeAP Director Donald K. Emmerson at ASEAN at 50 Conference

Our Publications

Writing for academic and general publications, we share our analysis and research findings through scholarly and trade presses, peer-reviewed journals, and policy briefs.

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