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Shorenstein APARC is a gathering place for leaders from academia, business, government, and the social sector, as well as for community members to examine together timely, policy-relevant topics that shape contemporary Asia and are of mutual importance to the United States and Asian nations. The numerous events that the Center and our programs regularly host each year—including seminars, colloquia, conferences, and workshops—support our research and outreach goals.
Until further notice, all our events are held online only.
Check out our spring 2020 webinar series on Asian countries' responses to COVID-19 and the pandemic's social and economic implications in the region. Additional webcasts that explore Asia issues other than the pandemic are available on our YouTube channel. For updated information about our outreach activities, please view our events calendar and follow us on Twitter.
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New survey of CxOs from China sheds light on the short-term challenges of COVID-19 and its long-term implications for business models and workers.
Political scientist Jessica Chen Weiss analyzes how COVID-19 is affecting China’s domestic and international standing.
COVID-19 In Asia: Maritime security expert Gregory Poling analyzes the political tensions in the South China Sea in the context of COVID-19.
- APARC Events Series: Overview
- Shorenstein Journalism Award
- Oksenberg Lecture
- Koret Workshop
- South Asia Colloquia
- Contemporary Asia Seminar
- Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum
- Asia-Pacific Leaders Forum
- Additional Events and Series by APARC’s Programs
- Multimedia Archive
- Events Archive
APARC Events Series: Overview
APARC Events Series: Overview
Every year, the Center and its research programs organize event series that examine particular themes and topics from multiple angles. Some of our event series are annual, others are held regularly throughout the academic year. Browse the dropdown menu to learn more.
Shorenstein Journalism Award
The annual Shorenstein Journalism Award was established in 2002 by Shorenstein APARC in partnership with the Shorenstein Press and Politics Center at Harvard. It is named after the Center benefactor, Mr. Walter H. Shorenstein, who was dedicated to promoting excellence in journalism and deeper understanding of Asia.
During its first years, the award honored outstanding US-based journalists who spent their careers helping Americans understand Asia. In 2010, Walter Shorenstein passed away and Shorenstein APARC at Stanford became the sole sponsor of the award, broadening its scope to include Asian journalists and organizations who, in addition to their professional excellence and contribution to knowledge of Asia, have helped defend and build a free media in Asia.
The annual Oksenberg Lecture honors the legacy of Professor Michel Oksenberg (1938–2001). A China expert and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Oksenberg served on the National Security Council when the United States normalized relations with China and was a passionate advocate of nuanced engagement with Asia. In tribute, the Oksenberg Lecture recognizes distinguished individuals who have helped advance understanding between the United States and the nations of the Asia-Pacific, particularly China.
The Koret Workshop, organized by APARC’s Korea Program, brings together an international panel of experts in Korean affairs.
South Asia Colloquia
Launched in 2016, this series of public lectures features academics, government practitioners, and business experts who explore contemporary issues focused on the countries of South Asia—their potential and problems, their economies, their place in the region and in the global arena, the agendas of their administrations, and their relations with the United States.
Contemporary Asia Seminar
The Contemporary Asia Seminar series hosts professionals in the fields of public and foreign policy, journalism, and academia who share their perspectives on pressing issues facing Asia today.
Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum
The Korea-U.S. West Coast Strategic Forum, organized by APARC’s Korea Program, convenes policymakers, scholars, and regional experts to discuss the North Korean nuclear issue, the state of the U.S.-ROK alliance, and notions of a formalized mechanism for security cooperation in Northeast Asia.
Asia-Pacific Leaders Forum
This forum regularly convenes senior leaders in policy, business, and social sectors from across the Asia-Pacific region to exchange ideas on current political, economic, and social dynamics in the region.
Additional Events and Series by APARC’s Programs
Every year, APARC’s research programs organize and host numerous seminars, conferences, and colloquia with distinguished guest speakers who share leading-edge research and insights into key questions and pressing problems relevant to their areas. These forums serve as platforms for the Stanford community and for members of the public to deepen their understanding of and engage with the countries and international affairs of the Asia-Pacific region.
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