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Undergraduate Programs Information

Major or minor in Asian Studies.

Graduate Programs Information

Including: Master of Arts in Asian Studies, Master’s in Asian International Affairs, and Graduate Certificates in Asian Studies.

Student Testimonials

Christina Geisse

The Asian Studies Program was incredible because most professors were undertaking their own research, passionate about their subject of study, and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with students. It felt fresh and profound at the same time. Inspiring! 

Christina Geisse
Kim Sluchansky

I was able to delve deep and focus on the areas of Asian Studies that truly interested me, and therefore gained a much more thorough and developed understanding of my fields of interest, which are applicable to my current career path. Also, the professors are extremely helpful and want their students to succeed. They were very supportive both while I was at UH and after I graduated.

Headshot of Dr. Vinod Aggarwal

New Partner: UC Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC)

MOU with Berkeley APEC Study Center

The University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of Asian Studies is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC) at the University of California, Berkeley.

The MOU will allow us to deepen our cooperation and to establish a new capstone option with BASC for graduate students in our Master’s of Asian International Affairs (MAIA) program.

Prof. Vinod Aggarwal of APEC Study Center
Prof. Vinod Aggarwal

BASC Director Professor Vinod Aggarwal also joins the Department of Asian Studies as Affiliate Graduate Faculty. Vinod (Vinnie) Aggarwal is Travers Family Senior Faculty Fellow and Professor in the Department of Political Science, Affiliated Professor in the Business and Public Policy group in the Haas School of Business, and Director of the Berkeley Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (BASC) at the University of California at Berkeley. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Business and Politics, and Co-Chair of the U.S. Consortium of APEC Study Centers. From 1991-1994, he chaired the Political Economy of Industrial Societies Program at UC Berkeley.

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