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International Association for Asia Pacific Studies (IAAPS) - launch and press briefing

Jun 24, 2010


To achieve their goal of becoming a center of excellence in Asia Pacific research, the International Association for Asia Pacific Studies (IAAPS) will be established by APU in November, 2010. The IAAPS aims to shape and promote Asia Pacific Studies, and contribute to the further development of the region through the accumulation and publication of research in particular disciplines and on subregions of the Asia Pacific.



On Thursday, June 24, 2010, a press briefing was held to mark the launch of IAAPS and its academic journal: Asia Pacific World (APW).

Chairperson of the IAAPS Planning Committee, Professor Malcolm COOPER addressed the audience, "we have been working on this project for the last 10 years and I am proud, as both an APU Professor and the Chairman of the Planning Committee, to announce the launch of IAAPS and the APW journal here today. Our goal is to create a centre for excellence in the field of Asia Pacific studies to both create and share knowledge about the Asia Pacific region ・its past, present and future". Also in attendance were APU President KORENAGA Shun, APU founding President SAKAMOTO Kazuichi, and invited guest, the former Governor of Oita Prefecture, HIRAMATSU Morihiko, who each spoke of their expectations for the development of Asia Pacific studies.

The IAAPS is currently preparing for the IAAPS Annual General Meeting and the first edition of their new journal, Asia Pacific World: The Journal of the International Association for Asia Pacific Studies

On July 15, 2010, the International Association for Asia Pacific Studies (IAAPS) will invite 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Managing Director of Grameen Bank, Professor Muhammad Yunus to deliver the inaugural IAAPS Special Lecture under the title, "Creating a World Without Poverty"

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The IAAPS Inaugural Special Lecture: "Creating a World Without Poverty"

Time: Thursday, July 15, 2010. 14:15-15:45
Venue: APU Millennium Hall
Speaker: Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Managing Director of Grameen Bank
Language: English *Japanese simultaneous translation will be available

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