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.
In the Spotlight
Video: Donald K. Emmerson on Strategic Thinking in Southeast Asia
Podcast: How Southeast Asian Nations Balance China-U.S. Relations
Southeast Asia’s Digital Future: Managing 5G Risk in the Region
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.
Writing for academic and general publications, we share our analysis and research findings through scholarly and trade presses, peer-reviewed journals, and policy briefs.
Throughout the academic year, we host colloquia, lectures, seminars, and policy dialogues. Explore our upcoming events and sign up to receive our event announcements.