The Asia imperative
Asia plays an increasingly important role on the global stage. In our interconnected world, the diverse economic, political, and social factors that shape Asia’s future impact all of us.
Why Shorenstein APARC
We have entered a long-anticipated age in which Asian nations have emerged as major world powers. The striking economic growth and technological advancement across the Asia-Pacific, however, are accompanied by shifting political balance, expanded military capacities, and rising threats to well-being, regional stability, and global order.
With its impact exceeding far beyond its territorial expanse, Asia is critical to U.S. and international interests. We must invest in building a solid foundation of education, knowledge, and dialogue about the challenges to and prospects for the future of the region and U.S.-Asia relations. Shorenstein APARC has been leading this charge for over 35 years.
Since our founding in 1983, we have pursued and published interdisciplinary, policy-relevant, Asia-Pacific–focused research; supported and mentored hundreds of Asia scholars, practitioners, and students; and engaged countless members of the public and U.S and Asian decision makers in intellectual exchange and frank discussion of complex Asia topics through APARC-organized events at Stanford and internationally.
It takes significant resources to carry out this work—resources committed by friends and supporters who share our conviction that rigorous research on the political, economic, and social developments of the Asia-Pacific and deep engagement with the region are vital to our future.
Together we have achieved a great deal. But we need your help to continue the momentum. We hope you join us.
We offer multiple opportunities that match our partners’ charitable giving priorities. Choose one that inspires you and give any amount that is meaningful to you. Your support makes a difference in advancing:
Including core research and specific projects addressing emerging issues in the Asia-Pacific.
Including faculty recruitment, emerging scholar appointments, and research fellowships.
Including undergraduate and graduate internships, as well as graduate research and teaching.
Including conferences, seminars, lectures, policy workshops, and Track 1.5 dialogues.
Global Affiliates Program
Shorenstein APARC also runs a vibrant Global Affiliates Program that engages with Asian organizations. Affiliates participate in the work of the Center, building relationships at Stanford and expanding their networks with Asian and U.S. counterparts.
How Your Gift Makes a Difference
Developing a Global Community of Leaders in Asia Research and Policy
Alumni of our postdoctoral fellowships in contemporary Asia and in developing Asia health policy go on to become experts in their fields holding key academic, research, and professional positions worldwide.
Educating Students About Critical Asia-Pacific Issues and their Impacts
Stanford students learn about policy-relevant challenges confronting Asian nations and their relations with regional and global allies and stakeholders through interactive courses taught by APARC faculty.
Strengthening Asia Policy-Oriented Dialogue and U.S.-Asia Cooperation
Academics, government officials, and military experts engage in open discussion of Asia-Pacific challenges and policy measures to address them at APARC-convened Track 1.5 dialogues and other forums.
Give to Shorenstein APARC
Gifts to the Center are tax-deductible under applicable rules. Shorenstein APARC and its parent organization, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), are part of Stanford University’s tax-exempt status as a Section 501(c) (3) public charity.
For questions or to discuss your interest in making a gift to Shorenstein APARC, please contact Noa Ronkin, Associate Director for Communications and External Relations.
To make a gift online, visit Make a Gift to FSI Stanford or click Make a Gift below and type “Shorenstein APARC” in the "Special Instructions/Other Designation" box.
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