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Vision of Asia Pacific in the 21st Century

1998–2001

This multinational research project brought together a team of promising, young scholars to examine the significant mid-term and long-term challenges facing the Asia Pacific region. The project began with a general assessment of the broad social, political, economic, and cultural changes affecting the region, and moved on to an examination of specific issues most important to building a peaceful, prosperous, and just region for the 21st century: security, the information technology revolution, trade and investment regimes, sustainable development, demographic change, and governance.

In the spring of 2001, members of the research team met at the Cebu Forum of the Asia Pacific Agenda Project (APAP) to discuss their findings, and a second workshop was held in November 2001 in Tokyo. The findings were subsequently presented at the Fifth Global ThinkNet Tokyo Conference, and later published in English.

Research Team

Director
Simon Tay Chairman, Singapore Institue of International Affairs
 
Ake Tangsupvattana Lecturer and Research Fellow, Institute of Security and International Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Louis Lebel Research Affiliate, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
 
Jamus Jerome Lim Research Associate Regional Economic Studies, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore
Yumiko OkamotoAssociate Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan
Yoon Young-kwanProfessor, Department of International Relations, Seoul National University, Korea
Yu Xuejing Executive Director and Senior Research Associate, China Population Information and Research Center