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New Stanford center opens doors at Peking University

After almost five years of planning, the University opened the Stanford Center at Peking University (SCPKU) last month. SCPKU, a $7 million project designed to strengthen ties with Peking University (PKU), builds off of a partnership between the two universities dating back to the 1970s, which has included joint academic ventures and a Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) established in 2004.

Arnold explains the Arab Awakening

David Arnold, president of the Asia Foundation, delivered a talk yesterday on the current popular uprisings in the Middle East and the lessons they lend to Asian regimes. The talk, titled “The Arab Awakening: Governance Lessons for Asia and Beyond” was sponsored by the Center for Development, Democracy and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC).