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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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Myanmar Now's Swe Win to Receive 2021 Journalism Award

An esteemed investigative journalist and human rights defender, Swe Win, editor-in-chief of Myanmar Now, has led a resilient fight for press freedom in the country.
A woman walks past a mural referring to the Covid-19 coronavirus painted on a wall on December 10, 2020 in New Delhi, India.

The COVID Crisis of India’s Vulnerable Populations

A new study by Karen Eggleston and colleagues documents the adverse health, psychosocial, and economic impacts of COVID-19 on people with chronic conditions in India.
"Patterns of Impunity" by Robert King on a backgorund showing the flags of North Korea, South Korea, and the United States.

New Book: Patterns of Impunity, by Ambassador Robert R. King

Addressing the North Korean human rights crisis must be an integral part of U.S. policy towards the Korean Peninsula, argues Amb. King in his new book.

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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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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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