The Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC), headed by Professor of Political Science Vinod K. Aggarwal, has joined IEAS as of April, 2016. Created in 1996, BASC conducts multidisciplinary research on political, economic, and business trends in the Asia-Pacific, especially related to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Its primary mission is to produce and disseminate knowledge to decision makers in the public and private spheres to facilitate the creation of mutually beneficial cooperation in the business, academic, and policy-making communities. The center brings together scholars from various departments, institutes, and centers from around the world to foster collaborative research on APEC-related issues. The Center will remain housed in 552 Barrows, but will be collaborating closely with IEAS in planning future conferences and other activities. The IEAS faculty and staff are delighted to welcome BASC and Professor Aggarwal to IEAS!
Read more about BASC here: http://basc.berkeley.edu/(link is external).