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Donald K. Emmerson, PhD

Senior Fellow at FSI, Emeritus; Affiliated Faculty, CDDRL; Affiliated Scholar, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and Director, Southeast Asia Forum (SEAF)

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April 8th, 2014

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

SEAF News

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 intersection of Islam and politics, including a look at the Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS)'s outreach to media-savvy youth. +BUY+
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March 28th, 2014

Faculty Spotlight: Donald K. Emmerson

Shorenstein APARC, SEAF News

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. Read more »



March 17th, 2014

Eyes on Crimea, China makes its move

Shorenstein APARC, SEAF Op-ed: Asia Times Online on March 17, 2014

As the world is distracted by events in Crimea and the missing Malaysian jet, Donald Emmerson says that China could hardly have chosen a better time to blockade Phillipine ships and extend its hold over disputed territories. He argues that China is reinforcing its two-track approach: hosting futile discussions in ASEAN, while simultaneously, changing conditions in the South China Sea.




March 11th, 2014

Burmese journalist critically examines Myanmar’s reforms, receives award at Stanford

Shorenstein APARC News

Aung Zaw, founding editor of The Irrawaddy newsmagazine, received the 2013 Shorenstein Journalism Award on March 6 and joined a panel of experts to consider Myanmar’s democratic transition. +PDF+ transcript available
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January 14th, 2014

Aung Zaw named 2013 Shorenstein Journalism Award recipient

Shorenstein APARC Press Release

Shorenstein APARC is pleased to announce Aung Zaw as the 2013 recipient of the Shorenstein Journalism Award. Zaw has been selected for his leadership in establishing independent media in Myanmar (Burma) and his dedication to integrity in reporting on Southeast Asia. Read more »




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America pivots toward ASEAN
Don Emmerson: "To the sounds of a gamelan orchestra, white-dressed Balinese pay ritual homage to Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge and learning. The timing is apt as over a thousand journalists and others try to ...
November 22, 2011 in Asia Times Online

US, China role play for ASEAN
Don Emmerson: "Southeast Asian policymakers looking north to the Asian mainland and east across the Pacific Ocean see two major, different, and complementary assets to their region: China's biggest-in-the-world economy and America's best-in-the-world military."
November 18, 2011 in Asia Times Online

China-Vietnam: Weighing the Cost-Benefit of War in South China Sea Face-Off
"There is a way to measure how likely things are to lead to military confrontation," said Dr. Donald K. Emmerson, Director of the Southeast Asia Forum at Stanford University. Emmerson attended the 2011 Shangri-La dialogue in Singapore, after Chinese ships cut cords on PetroVietnam's survey ships late last month.
June 15, 2011 in International Business Times

Lessons from a whirlwind
Donald K Emmerson is an affiliate of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University and a co-author of Islamism: Contested Perspectives on Political Islam (2010). His website is http://seaf.stanford.edu/people/donaldkemmerson/.
February 22, 2011 in Asia Times Online

Obama Speaks to Two Muslim Worlds from Indonesia
Donald Emmerson is the director of the Southeast Asia Forum at Stanford University and Imam Shamsi Ali runs the Islamic Cultural Center in New York City.
November 10, 2010 in The Takeaway

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