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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...

Illustrating the Health Effects of Smoking Reduction

December 2019

Tobacco use is responsible for the death of approximately eight million people worldwide, estimates the World Health Organization, and countries are increasingly making tobacco control a priority....

Video Interview with Postdoctoral Fellow Ketian Zhang

April 2019

We sat down with our 2018-19 Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia Ketian Zhang to discuss China's use of coercion in foreign policy; her research on  South China Sea disputes; her...

The Highest Stage of Colonialism?

November 2018

On October 22, Thum Ping Tjin delivered a talk at Stanford on Singapore’s political development and evolution under the ruling People’s Action Party.

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...

Improvements to Primary Care Show Promise for Reducing Diabetes-related Hospitalizations in Four East Asian Sites

January 2018

Interventions designed to improve primary care management of diabetes and reduce avoidable hospital admissions show promise for saving healthcare resources without compromising quality of care....

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.

Social capital matters for a sustainable South Korea

August 2016

South Korea is facing a number of challenges.

LAD Student to Take on Teaching Role in Upcoming Workshop

December 2015

 Nick Finney put his Leadership Academy for Development (LAD) training to work almost immediately.

US-China relations headed for “scratchy time,” says Oksenberg lecturer

June 2014

Kenneth Lieberthal of The Brookings Institution delivered the annual Oksenberg Lecture on U.S.-China relations at Shorenstein APARC on June 3.

Indonesia’s cash transfer programs are valuable, Stanford health fellow finds

June 2014

Nearly forty-four percent of Indonesia’s population is living on less than $2 a day, making it near impossible for some to seek proper health treatment.

Three trends in the shifting landscape of China’s digital space

May 2014

In front of a packed audience at the Stanford Center at Peking University, Victor Koo, Chairman and CEO of Youku Tudou Inc., described the convergence of China and Silicon Valley in terms of...

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.

Faculty Spotlight: Masahiko Aoki

February 2014

Masahiko Aoki reflects on his 40 years at Stanford and speaks about the stimulating and collaborate environment at Shorenstein APARC and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

Career diplomat reflects, emphasizes complexity of statecraft

February 2014

Stephen Bosworth, a visiting lecturer at FSI in residence at Shorenstein APARC, discusses his career in the U.S.

Final Kyoto-Trans Asian Dialogue examines Asia’s digital media revolution

February 2014

The fifth and final Stanford Kyoto Trans-Asian Dialogue report considers opportunities and challenges posed by digital media across Asia and the United States including its potential as a catalyst...

Challenge and opportunity for Myanmar as it assumes 2014 ASEAN chair

January 2014

Myanmar is chairing ASEAN in 2014, which marks the first time the country has assumed this position since its accession in 1997.

Two Recent Books Supported by the NUS-Stanford Lee Kong Chian Initiative on Southeast Asia

November 2013

Two books published in 2012-13 feature former recipients of the NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia (Prof. Angie Tran and Prof. Mark R. Thompson).

Reviews of two SEAF-related books

November 2013

The core of Islamism: Contested Perspectives on Political Islam (Stanford University Press, 2010), ed.

SEAF welcomes applications for the 2014 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Contemporary Southeast Asia.

September 2013

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Stanford University (Stanford) are pleased to announce that applications are welcome between now and 1 November 2013 for the 2014 Lee Kong Chian NUS...

New Book on "Uncivil Society in Thailand" by Former Shorenstein / Asia Foundation Fellow and SEAF Speaker Pof. Pawakapan

August 2013

The Southeast Asia Forum congratulates Puangthong Pawakapan, a professor of international relations and Southeast Asian studies at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and an "alumni" of SEAF.


Hannah June Kim Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, 2019-20
Lisa Lee Program Coordinator, Asia Health Policy Program and Southeast Asia Program