Since the 1960s, American University's Center for Asian Studies has coordinated Asian studies activities to promote deeper mutual understanding between Asia and the United States. Its mission is comprised of the following elements:
Development of curriculum, courses, and certification in Asian Studies. Creation of new faculty lines in Asian studies. Coordination of dual degree and exchange programs with Asian universities.
Coordination of lectures, seminars, and research projects, and publications in the area of Asian studies. Research and teaching are conducted on such topics as political economy, civil society, democratization, international relations, foreign policy, gender, race, culture, labor, and migration issues.
Organization of joint projects, executive training programs, and international conferences which build connections between teaching and research institutions and between policy analysts and practitioners.
Raise domestic and international funds and grants to promote teaching and research in Asian studies.
Cultural and Social Activities
Sponsor student clubs, Asian festivals, and other events.
The Path to a New Type of Great Power Relations, Patrick M. Cronin, Pacific Forum CSIS, PacNet Number 80, Nov. 7, 2013.
“No War in the East China Sea” in Clash of National Identities: China, Japan, and the East China Sea Territorial Dispute, eds, Tatsushi Arai, Shihoko Goto, and Zheng Wang. Washington, DC: The Woodrow Wilson Center, 2013, pp. 35-44.
“Moving between the ‘Inner Circle’ and the ‘Outer Circle’: The Limited Impact of Think Tanks on Foreign Policy in China,” in China’s Foreign Policy: Who Makes It, and How is It Made?, ed, Gilbert Rozman. Seoul: The Asan Institute for Policy Studies, 2012, pp. 123-147.
“East Asia Views EU—Hard Power, Soft Power, and Strategic Thinking,” in Perspectives for a European Security Strategy towards Asia, eds., Gustaaf Geeraerts and Eva gross. Brussels: VUB Brussels University Press, 2011, pp. 209-228.
Ongoing Events 2013
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Washington Asia Forum
- 2014 Scheduling TBA. Check back for updates.
- Xiaorong Liu, Shanghai No.2 Military Medical University, “Examining the Security Culture of Naval Crews through China’s Maritime Strategy”
- Jaeho Hwang, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, “The Park Geun-hye Administration’s Reoriented Policies toward China”
Events Around DC
- "South Korea’s Quest for Creative Economy," 10:00-11:00AM Nov. 13, Heritage Foundation, Lehrman Auditorium 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002 (map), Yoon Jong-lok, Korean Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning, Vice-Minister
- "Lesson's of China's Transition (SPP Brown Bag Seminar)," 12:00-1:00PM Nov. 13, George Mason University- Arlington Campus Founder's Hall Room TBD 3301 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22201 (map), Zhenxia Wang, Chinese Academy of Social Science, Visiting Scholar
- "Study Abroad: The Ivy League Dream and Chinese Modernity," 12:30-2:00PM Nov. 15, Elliot School of International Affairs Lidner Family Commons Room 602 1957 E Street Northwest Washington, DC 20052 (maps), Andy Wang, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Associate Researcher
- "Next Steps for the US-Japan Alliance," 3:00-4:30PM Nov. 18, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036 (map), Panel (James L. Schoff, Yuichi Hosoya, Matake Kamiya, Hisayoshi Ina, Keiko Iizuka, Yoichi Kato, James Przystup)
For a list of past events, please visit our Washington Asia Forum page here.