APARC Events

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon speaking to an audience at an APARC-hosted event.

APARC Events

Engaging experts and the public in a meaningful dialogue on Asia-Pacific challenges and questions

Conversations that matter

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.

Fall 2021 Update

We are excited to be back with new programming for the 2021-22 academic year! Although Stanford is resuming in-person research and teaching activities, until further notice we continue to hold our public events virtually via Zoom. 

Two programming highlights this fall quarter are our Center-wide webinar series Perfect Storm: Climate Change in Asia and the 2021 Shorenstein Journalism Award celebration that will honor Burmese journalist Swe Win. We hope you can join us online for these and many other upcoming seminars, panel discussions, and guest talks.

As always, we invite you to subscribe to our YouTube channel, where you can watch video recordings of our upcoming events and catch up on many of our past ones. For continuous updates about our programming, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletters.

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    APARC Events Series: Overview
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  • APARC Webinar Series
  • Shorenstein Journalism Award
  • Oksenberg Lecture
  • Koret Workshop
  • Contemporary Asia Seminar
  • Upcoming Events by APARC’s Programs
  • Past Event Series
  • Events Archive
  • Multimedia

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.

Oksenberg Lecture

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.

Koret Workshop

The Koret Workshop, organized by APARC’s Korea Program, brings together an international panel of experts in Korean affairs.

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.

Upcoming Events 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.

Events Archive

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