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!

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APAC Officers

President: Sarah Park
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
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.



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.


Upcoming APAC Events

September 25 (Thursday)

Asia Pacific Happy Hour

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Village Pourhouse UWS, 982 Amsterdam Ave b/t 108th and 109th St

No registration required.

Please join us to meet new and returning members of Asia Pacific student groups! Free open bar from 6:30-7:30pm.

Co-sponsored by Greater China Initiative (GCI), Japan Study Student Association (JASSA), Korea Focus, Southeast Asian Student Initiative (SEASI), and Taiwan Focus