About APSA’s Asia Program

The American Political Science Association’s Asia Program is a multi-year effort to support political science research and networking among early-career scholars in East and Southeast Asia. Working with a variety of partners including university departments, research centers, and political science associations, APSA offers workshops, seminars, research grants, and other resources for local scholars. The program extends APSA’s engagement with the international political science community and strengthens research networks linking American scholars with colleagues overseas.

Together with political science communities in East and Southeast Asia, APSA seeks to improve training, generate scholarship, conduct critical reviews, and disseminate research results.

Asia Pacific Workshops
Generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation through 2021, APSA’s Asia Pacific Workshops are an annual fellowship opportunity for PhD students and early-career political science faculty from East and Southeast Asia. Working with regional host universities and other partners, we offer a series of intensive summer workshops that bring together approximately 25 scholars for training in research and writing skills and to foster regional and international collaboration. Each workshop is dedicated to a substantive issue in political science, with a unique program of lectures, research presentations, guest speakers, peer review sessions, professional development seminars, and local field trips. Over the course of the program, fellows present and refine manuscripts for publication and build professional connections with other scholars.

The program is open to PhD candidates, post-docs, and early career faculty working in political science and other social science disciplines, with special focus on scholars from universities and research institutions across East and Southeast Asia, defined as Brunei, Cambodia, China, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Steering Committee and Staff

  • Soo Yeon Kim – National University of Singapore
  • Edmund Malesky – Duke University
  • Jennifer Pan – Stanford University
  • Meredith Weiss – SUNY Albany (chair)
  • Jong-sung You – Gachon University
  • Steven Rathgeb Smith – APSA Executive Director
  • Betsy Super – APSA Deputy Director
  • Andrew Stinson – Director, International Programs
  • Lara Jolicoeur – Program Assistant, International Programs

Contact Us
For more information regarding APSA’s Asia Program, please contact asiaworkshops@apsanet.org.