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Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

Stanford University's hub for interdisciplinary research, education, and engagement on contemporary Asia

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New Book: Shifting Gears in Innovation Policy

The new volume examines how the six major Asian economies are focusing on national strategies and regional policies to promote innovation and entrepreneurship.
Oriana Skylar Mastro testifies to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Taiwan deterrence.

Congressional Testimony: Deterring PRC Aggression Toward Taiwan

China may now be able to prevail in cross-strait contingencies, Oriana Mastro testifies to Congressional Review Commission, urging changes to U.S. military capabilities.
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New Student Funding and Fellowship Opportunities

APARC has launched a suite of offerings including a predoctoral fellowship, a diversity grant, and research assistant internships to support Stanford students.

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About Us

The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) is dedicated to the study of critical issues affecting the countries of Asia and their regional and global relations. Our scholar community is comprised of distinguished academics and practitioners in government, business, and civil society. Through policy-relevant research, publications, education, public programs, and international collaborations, we address pressing challenges in a world in which Asia plays an increasingly central role.


What We Do

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Pursue and publish interdisciplinary, social science-oriented scholarship from regional and global perspectives on issues of vital importance to the economies, foreign affairs, health, politics, and societal transitions of the Asia-Pacific.

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Support the next generation of Asia experts by offering fellowship and training opportunities to academics and practitioners, teaching Stanford courses, and bringing Asia-Pacific topics into high school and community college classrooms.

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Policy & Outreach

Illuminate Asia-Pacific-focused, policy-relevant problems and solutions and strengthen cooperation between counterparts in the United States and Asia by providing expert analysis, thought leadership, and constructive interaction.

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Thu Feb 25
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Private Hospital Behavior Under Government Insurance in India

Via Zoom Webinar. Register: https://bit.ly/37218gJ
Tue Mar 2
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific

Via Zoom Webinar. Register https://bit.ly/2YD0Rvk
Fri Mar 5
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Dragon, the Eagle, and the Private Sector: Public-Private Collaboration in China and the United States

Via Zoom Webinar. Register: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PNHLrdpcSVuVXh0Y_BP4gQ
Mon Mar 8
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A New Beginning or the Same Old Story? Prospects for the Biden Administration's North Korea Policy

Via Zoom: Register at https://bit.ly/3tPcfml
Tue Mar 9
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

From Click to Boom: The Political Economy of E-commerce in China

Via Zoom Webinar. Register at: https://bit.ly/38yUFdn