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Experts Gather to Share Findings, Brainstorm Approaches, and Spur Further Research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

March 2020

The Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU), the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), and the APARC China Program jointly hosted a workshop on China’s Belt and Road...

Opposition Party Building and Electoral Competition in Authoritarian Regimes: The Case of Malaysia

May 2019

As a 2018-19 Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, I have been working on my book manuscript Pathways to Power: Opposition Party and Coalition...

Video Interview with Sophie Lemière, 2018-19 Lee Kong Chian National University of Singapore-Stanford Fellow on Southeast Asia

January 2019

Prior to departing for Singapore and the second half of her Lee Kong Chian Visiting Fellowship on Southeast Asia , we sat down with Sophie Lemière , a specialist in Malaysian politics, to discuss...

New Publication Addresses Challenges ASEAN Faces at 50

January 2018

In October 2017, twenty-two scholars from eight countries attended a workshop titled “ASEAN @ 50, Southeast Asia @ Risk: What should be done?” The workshop was designed to facilitate a frank and...

Ideas for ASEAN going forward

April 2017

The Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a coalition of 10 Southeast Asian countries formed to promote regional development and security, will mark its 50th anniversary this year.

Australian envoy to the US discusses trade and pattern of populism

December 2016

Australian Ambassador to the United States Joe Hockey delivered remarks at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) on Monday.

President Obama's final Asia tour marks record of engagement in Southeast Asia

September 2016

Donald Emmerson joined KQED’s radioshow “Forum” to discuss U.S.

Scholars urge release of Malaysian opposition leader

August 2015

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, imprisoned since February, is the focus of a pledge signed by 40 scholars and public figures lamenting his mistreatment and urging his immediate release...

Emmerson on the future of ASEAN

January 2015

Southeast Asia scholar Donald K. Emmerson is cited in Thai newspaper Prachatai (English) upon Malaysia’s assumption of the chair of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Shorenstein APARC fosters dialogue on Muslim experience in Asia through new book

June 2014

Rafiq Dossani, a former senior research scholar at Shorenstein APARC, examines the paradox of Muslim minority decline in Asia within a new book, "Modes of Engagement: Muslim Minorities in Asia." He...

Stanford scholars publish wide array of literature on contemporary Asia

May 2014

FSI's Shorenstein APARC faculty and scholars have published a variety of publications in early 2014, covering topics from the Japanese fiscal condition to disability policy in North Korea.

Obama’s Asia tour: Shorenstein APARC scholars weigh in

April 2014

Scholars at FSI's Shorenstein APARC offer perspectives on President Barack Obama's four-nation Asian tour.

Obama's Asian trip reflects new global dynamics, Stanford scholar says

April 2014

Donald K. Emmerson, director of Shorenstein APARC's Southeast Asia Forum and FSI senior fellow emeritus, offers insight on U.S. President Barack Obama's Asian tour.

2013 visiting scholar Dominik Müller's book on Malaysia just published

April 2014

Dominik Müller, Southeast Asia scholar and former Shorenstein APARC fellow, publishes a new book, "Islam Politics and Youth in Malaysia: The Pop-Islamist Reinvention of PAS." Müller analyzes the...

Faculty Spotlight: Donald K. Emmerson

March 2014

Donald K. Emmerson reflects on his 15 years at Stanford and speaks about his life and career beyond academia, highlighting his initial draw to Southeast Asia and penchant for the Socratic discourse.

Eyes on Crimea, China makes its move

March 2014

As the world is distracted by events in Crimea and the missing Malaysian jet, Donald K.

Liberation technology seminar series debuts on Sept 26

September 2013

The Liberation technology seminar series starts on Sept 26 and will take place every Thursday until Dec 5 (except Nov 28). For further details, read on.

Visiting Scholar's Forthcoming Book on Malaysia

July 2013

Dr. Dominik Mueller, hosted by SEAF in 2013, is back in the Department of Anthropology at Goethe University in Frankurt.

Using law to promote social change, three social entrepreneurs join CDDRL community this fall

September 2012

In September, CDDRL's Program on Social Entrepreneurship welcomed its second class of Social Entrepreneurs in Residence at Stanford (SEERS) who hail from Malaysia, South Africa and the San...

Stanford researcher distills threats and benefits of Indonesia's palm oil revolution

July 2012

The rapid expansion of Indonesian palm oil plantations is causing alarming rates of deforestation while promising wealth and development in a country where help is badly needed.

Shorenstein APARC announces three new political economy titles

April 2011

Two new groundbreaking political economy publications are now available from the Walter H.

SPICE Presented at EARCOS 2011

March 2011

The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) presented two workshops at the 2011 EARCOS Teachers' Conference in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.


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