The Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs (CIPA) was established at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in September 2022 with the support of Congressional funding. CIPA is a university-based think tank focused on research related to the security of the Indo-Pacific region, including both traditional and non-traditional security issues. The interconnections between traditional security and other issues such as economics, technology, health, and the environment have become increasingly apparent in recent years, and domestic political and social conditions also play a powerful role in shaping regional dynamics. Fully understanding and addressing the security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region requires an interdisciplinary approach informed by deep area knowledge.

CIPA is proud to be a new member of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s well-established community of outstanding area studies centers and academic departments, which are collectively home to over 200 tenured and tenure-track faculty members working on diverse subjects related to Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific Islands. In addition to conducting research, CIPA partners with other UH centers and departments and external organizations to strengthen opportunities for education, training, and professional development related to Indo-Pacific affairs for students at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.


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