CAPEC encourages an interdisciplinary approach to
address issues concerning Asia Pacific. We facilitate cross-disciplinary
collegiate and academic projects with a focus in Asia Pacific.
CAPEC is active in strengthening the Asian curriculum
in GMU. Our leadership led to the creation of the Asia Pacific Studies
minor and the introduction of Asian languages (Chinese and Japanese).
We continue to work hard in this direction to enhance students'
choices of study in this region.
Our past lecture series brought together faculty
in GMU to share their research and knowledge. The goal was to encourage
inter-disciplinary exchange and improve communication. After completed
a round of faculty participation, we concluded this series and worked
on ad hoc seminars with various departments. Topics included recent
events such as the Asian financial crisis and North-south Korea
CAPEC sponsored conferences focus on the social,
economic and political dynamics between Asia Pacific and the U.S..
We continue to examine current issues arising from the APEC economies
and their impact in the U.S..
Recent conference on Korean
economy and Korea-U.S. Economic Relations...
Visiting Scholar Program
Our CAPEC visiting scholar program invites intellectuals
from the Asia Pacific region to GMU for scholarly and cultural exchange.
So far, we have hosted scholars from China, Korea, and Japan.
CAPEC supports and promotes activities that highlight
Asia Pacific. We celebrate with the GMU community on occasions such
as the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, International Week,
Spring Festival, and others. We also welcome co-sponsorships of
events with both the academic community and student organizations.
Often, students approach CAPEC for guidance and advise in their
course of study or projects pertaining to Asia Pacific. We either
assist them directly or help them find the appropriate resources
and/or faculty advising.
CAPEC published papers from the faculty lecture series
and these are available upon request. We continue to look for opportunities
to showcase scholarly work for the GMU community and others who
are interested in this region.