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.
Ongoing Events 2012
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Washington Asia Forum
- March 26, Kazuya Endo, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, "Japanese Foreign Policy: The U.S.-Asia Relationship" 2:30pm, Library B60
- April 2, Shinto Watanabe, Saitama University, "China's ODA and Sino-Japanese Relations" 2:30pm, SIS 333
- April 17, Taewan Kim (Dong-eui University/American University), Hiroki Sugita (Kyodo News) & Yili Jiang (Embassy of the People's Republic of China), "Mini-Conference: Foreign Policy and International Relations of East Asia" 2:30pm, Library B60
For a list of past events, please visit our Washington Asia Forum page here.