As global attention continues to shift eastward, Asia’s political, economic, and cultural resources are the subject of increasing curiosity. The Asian Institute is shaping the global conversation about Asia in our research, teaching, and dialogue with the community. But we are also illuminating and articulating Asian conversations about the global. We are excavating and interrogating the ongoing debates about Asia’s so-called rise, its histories, its multiple modernities, and its speculative futures. With nearly 140 academic events presented each year and over 150 undergraduate students enrolled in our academic programs, the Asian Institute is a lively intellectual space.
The key imperative that organizes the Asian Institute is multi-disciplinary inquiry. Home to over 100 affiliated faculty members, the Institute encourages collaborative research and teaching across the social sciences and humanities. Critical voices from the humanities and applied social scientific knowledge equally drive our research agendas and academic programs. We also encourage thematic research, rather than country-specific modes of inquiry, and we are committed to innovative pedagogy and experiential learning for our students.