South Asia Initiative
(Completed) This multi-faceted project undertakes an agenda of policy research in information technology, financial sector, and energy reform.
Rafiq Dossani, a former senior research scholar at Shorenstein APARC, examines the paradox of Muslim minority decline in Asia within a new book, "Modes of Engagement: Muslim Minorities in Asia." He says a way forward is for governments to focus on the poorest and connect education to development, thereby incorporating this peripheral group. Read more »
Looking at higher education in developing economiesShorenstein APARC News
Engineering education in Brazil, Russia, India, and China -- the "BRIC countries" -- is the subject of a groundbreaking recent study and a forthcoming book co-authored by Rafiq Dossani. He has written a working paper focusing on India, and took part in a related conference at FSI on Apr. 28.
Seminar series to examine the experience of Asia's Muslim minoritiesShorenstein APARC Announcement
A new Shorenstein APARC event series will explore the complex ties between identity and the social, political, and economic status of Asia's Muslim minorities, with a focus on China, India, the Philippines, and Thailand.
- » Understanding Muslim Minorities in Asia - The Inter-relationship of Socio-economic Status, Identity, and Politics
Shorenstein APARC, SPRIE News
Despite the growing adoption of social media platforms as a business tool, this is still a relatively new and under-studied area of technology—even in Silicon Valley where many SMP innovations originate, says Rafiq Dossani, a senior research scholar at Stanford University's Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. He and other academic and industry experts convened at Stanford on May 25 for a discussion of SMP business trends, especially in the areas of recruitment and business development in Silicon Valley. Read more »
Shorenstein APARC News
While it is known as a leading center for the study of contemporary Northeast Asia, the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) has also conducted significant research and publishing activities about South Asia for more than a decade. Rafiq Dossani, a senior research scholar at Shorenstein APARC and a former director of Stanford's Center for South Asia, serves as the executive director of the Center’s South Asia Initiative. Addressing key South Asia issues, his diverse research interests range from entrepreneurship and technology to economics and security. Read more »
Shorenstein APARC publishes final book in regionalism seriesShorenstein APARC Announcement
Shorenstein APARC proudly announces the publication of Does South Asia Exist? Prospects for Regional Integration, the final volume in its three-part series on regionalism in Asia. With a special focus on India, this lively and broad-based volume uses a comparative perspective to draw on theories of trade, security, great-power influence, and domestic political theory to examine the prospects for South Asian regionalism. Other titles in the Asian regionalism series include Hard Choices: Security, Democracy, and Regionalism in Southeast Asia (2008) and Cross Currents: Regionalism and Nationalism in Northeast Asia (2007).
Shorenstein APARC News
Rafiq Dossani, senior research scholar at Shorenstein APARC, visited the Copenhagen Business School (CBS), September 2-3, 2010, where he spoke about the growth of India-focused teaching and research at Stanford University, India's soft-power strategy, and Indian higher education. Read more »