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

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/columbia.apac/

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 Garrett Johnson
Contact: rgj2110@columbia.edu
Program: Master of Public Administration at SIPA
Concentration: International Security Policy
Specialization: East Asia
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.

Events Chair: Joyce Enling Dong
Contact: jed2174@columbia.edu
Program: Master of International Affairs at SIPA
Concentration: International Security Policy
Specialization: East Asia
Undergraduate Institution: National University of Singapore (NUS)
Previous Work: Singapore Ministry of Defence
Other Fun Facts: Enjoys backpacking to places steeped in rich history and culture such as Rajasthan and Yogyajakarta. Loves visiting museums and art galleries!

Finance Chair: Max Miller
Contact: msm2224@columbia.edu
Program: Masters of International Affairs at SIPA
Concentration: Economic and Political Development
Specialization: East Asia
Undergraduate Institution: Princeton University
Previous Work:
TianRong Microfinance Company, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.
Wuhan University of Technology English Language Instructor
Other Fun Facts: Max loves jazz music and likes to make homemade pizza when he has the time.

Publicity Chair: Aliza Goldberg
Contact: ajg2169@columbia.edu
Program: Master of International Affairs at SIPA
Concentration: International Security Policy
Specialization: International Media, Advocacy, and Communications
Undergraduate Institution: Barnard College
Previous Work:
World Policy Journal
U.S. Embassy in Hanoi
Other Fun Facts: Fun Facts: Aliza has studied abroad in Vietnam, China, Italy, Kenya, Chile, and the West Indies. She enjoys writing, reading, singing, going to museums, and outdoor activities.

Student/Alumni Liaison Chair: Adam Kong
Contact: xk2123@columbia.edu
Program: Master of Public Administration at SIPA
Concentration: International Finance and Economic Policy
Specialization: Applied Sciences
Undergraduate Institution: Ohio State University
Previous Work: English Teacher
Other Fun Facts: Founded an acappella group, used to teach rock climbing, will enter the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer after graduation

 

 

APAC Journal

The APAC Journal is a periodical published by Columbia University’s Asia Pacific Affairs Council at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Released bi-annually by Columbia students, the APAC Journal is dedicated to fostering an understanding of vital issues through the exchange of professional and personal experiences spanning the Asia Pacific region.

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. For issues prior to Fall 2011, please contact the Weatherhead East Asian Institute.

SEARCH ENTIRE SITE

Upcoming APAC Events

November 6 (Thursday)

Occupy Central: Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
IAB RM 918

The North Korean Human Rights Conundrum with Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
IAB RM 918

Co-sponsored by Center for Korean Research, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and Columbia University Department of East Asian Languages and Culture

November 13 (Thursday)

Taste of Asia
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
IAB 6th Floor Cafe

Co-sponsored by Center for Korean Research, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and Columbia University Department of East Asian Languages and Culture