Student Groups

Asia Pacific Affairs Council (APAC)

The Asia Pacific Affairs Council (APAC) is a forum for all Columbia students interested in East and Southeast Asian affairs. Founded and run by students, APAC serves the entire university community by organizing events, distributing information, and coordinating East Asia-related activities while building a community for students interested in East Asia. APAC works with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute to fulfill its mission.

APAC is shaped by its members. The organization can be the vehicle through which to share your interests in East Asia , and we invite you to make use of it. WEAI faculty and Program Assistants (PAs) look forward to your active participation!

Join our email list for events, symposia, and news!
apaclist@gmail.com

APAC Officers

President: Sarah Park
Contact: sfp2107@columbia.edu
Program: Master of International Affairs at SIPA
Concentration: Human Rights/Humanitarian Policy
Specialization: East Asia
Undergraduate Institution: Boston College
Previous Work:
Fulbright Program (South Korea)
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Other Fun Facts: Lived in China, South Korea, Italy, and the U.S. Love hiking and playing flag football!

Journal Editor-in-Chief: Reece Johnson
Contact: rgj2110@columbia.edu
Program: Master of International Affairs at SIPA
Concentration: International Security Policy
Specialization: International Conflict Resolution
Undergraduate Institution: University of Washington
Previous Work:
Central Tibetan Administration (Tibetan Government-in-Exile)
Council on Foreign Relations
U.S. Department of Justice; U.S. Department of State; U.S. Senate
Other Fun Facts: Reece enjoys trekking/backpacking in remote parts of the planet and has a special fondness for Ladakh and Kashmir in northwestern India.

Publicity Chair: Yumi Nishikawa
Contact: ypn2000@columbia.edu
Program: Master of Public Administration at SIPA
Concentration: Economic and Political Development
Specialization: International Conflict Resolution
Undergraduate Institution: Sophia University
Previous Work:
Ernst & Young ShinNihon
Goldman Sachs
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Other Fun Facts: Yumi has been diving since she was 13. She has lived in 5 different countries: Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, Japan, and the U.S. Has been living away from her family since she was 11. Loves chocolates.

Events Coordinator: Chino Green
Contact: cdg2136@columbia.edu
Program: Master of International Affairs
Concentration: International Security Policy
Specialization: East Asia
Undergraduate Institution: UC Berkeley
Previous Work:
JET Program ALT (Hokkaido, Japan)
TOMODACHI SoftBank Summer Leadership Program
Other Fun Facts: Chino speaks Japanese and is currently learning Chinese. She likes Japanese tea ceremony, which she studied while living in Japan. She also likes travel. Aside from Japan, she has been to Cambodia, South Korea, France, and Canada.

 

 

APAC Journal

APAC Journal is published every semester by the Asia Pacific Affairs Council and provides information on East Asia events and resources of interest to Columbia students.

Spring 2014 - "Asia's Diaspora, Geography & Peripheries"

Submission Guidelines:
Details for submitting new content here.

Archived issues can be viewed by clicking on the following links.

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Upcoming APAC Events

February 11 (Tuesday)

Information Session

Spring 2014 Planning Session
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
International Affairs Building, RM 918

No registration required.
More info here.