Stanford Kyoto Trans-Asian Dialogue
The Stanford Kyoto Trans-Asian Dialogue is an annual two-day event bringing together scholars from Stanford University with scholars and subject experts from across Asia and the United States to discuss contemporary issues of mutual interest and concern.
This May the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center celebrated 30 years of connecting Asia and Stanford, and helping to guide American policy towards the region.
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Looking comparatively at situations across Asia and in the United States, the fourth annual Stanford Kyoto Trans-Asian Dialogue considered possible solutions to the challenges of reforming higher education today. The final report from this event is now available online. Read more »
Stanford president emeritus discusses priority areas for Japan's universitiesin the news: The Asahi Shimbun on October 10, 2012
Following the recent Stanford Kyoto Trans-Asian Dialogue, Gerhard Casper, Stanford president emeritus and current FSI director, spoke with the Asahi Shimbun about the need for Japanese students to study abroad and for universities to be given more autonomy.
Is developing a strong, innovative higher education system the key to a country's future economic and political prominence? An international gathering in Kyoto recently explored this question. In an interview, Gi-Wook Shin discusses the history behind the annual Stanford Kyoto Trans-Asian Dialogue, and the significance of this year's theme. Read more »
Shorenstein APARC Corporate Affiliates News
On September 10, Shorenstein APARC hosted a memorable gathering of 100 alumni and friends in Tokyo. It afforded recent Shorenstein APARC visitors the opportunity to converse and exchange stories with alumni who first visited Stanford 20 to 30 years ago. Read more »
Asia's demographic landscape is changing in a big way, presenting policymakers with new challenges and questions. Shorenstein APARC focused its third annual Stanford Kyoto Trans-Asian Dialogue on addressing the possible economic, social, and security implications of Asia’s unprecedented demographic transition. The final report from this event is now available for free download. Read more »
In July, the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Shorenstein APARC named Stanford alumnus Kenji Kushida as its Takahashi Research Associate in Japanese Studies. Read more »