Our Mission

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University recognizes that as the world becomes connected at higher speeds, international cultural connection, translation and a shared re-imagined space come increasingly into play.

A/P/A Institute aims to promote discourse on Asian/Pacific America defying traditional boundaries, spanning Asia, to the Americas, through the Atlantic and Pacific Worlds.
A/P/A Institute works to dispel socio-cultural and political misconceptions, provide cultural and scholarly connections, lead collections building, and encourage innovative research and interdisciplinary exploration.
A/P/A Institute’s goal is to serve as an international nexus of interactive exchange and access for scholars, cultural producers, and communities from New York to beyond.