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April 12th, 2012

Looking at higher education in developing economies

Shorenstein 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.




March 20th, 2012

Seminar series to examine the experience of Asia's Muslim minorities

Shorenstein 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.




May 31st, 2011

Experts gather to define a framework for SMP research

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 »



February 25th, 2011

Rafiq Dossani addresses key South Asia issues

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 »



September 22nd, 2010

Shorenstein APARC publishes final book in regionalism series

Shorenstein 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).



September 15th, 2010

India takes center stage at the Copenhagen Business School

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 »



April 22nd, 2010

Barbara Crossette, veteran New York Times foreign correspondent, wins 2010 Shorenstein Journalism Award

Shorenstein APARC News

Shorenstein APARC has awarded its 2010 Shorenstein Journalism Award to journalist and author Barbara Crossette, who has spent much of her distinguished career covering the plight of the poor in developing Asia. Crossette will accept her award on May 14, and will also deliver a speech on the vulnerable side of South Asia, where economic growth all too frequently outpaces human progress. +VIDEO+ +AUDIO+ Audio & Video transcripts available
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