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The Institute for Asia 
and Asian Diasporas

The Institute

The Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas (IAAD) was founded in May 2006 with the support of the Binghamton University Division of Research. Its core mission rests on the three central pillars of: research, development and outreach. In that regard, the IAAD has translated its mission pillars through the following:

IAAD Centers

The Institute is proud to include the Confucius Institute of Chinese Opera (CICO) and the Center for Korean Studies (CKS) as centers that contribute to the overall vision and mission of the IAAD and provide in depth collaborations and understandings of regions in Asia.


The Institute expresses its expertise and commitment to the economic development of the Greater Binghamton area by offering a range of services including:


Contact Us

John Chaffee
Distinguished Service Professor and Director 

Dr. Fran Goldman
Associate Director 

Karen Madsen
Outreach Coordinator




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Last Updated: 12/18/14