The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) sponsors research, lectures, and seminars on subjects relating to East Asia.
Currently, CEAS is examining cross-border human flows in Northeast Asia, including China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, and Russia; economic and environmental cooperation in the region; the prospects for Northeast Asia's regionalism; and Russia-Japan relations.
Projects include research, conferences, and curriculum material development. In these projects CEAS collaborates with researchers and research institutions in China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia, and the U.S.
CEAS hosts scholars, diplomats, government officials, and journalists to lecture on a wide range of East Asian topics. Past guest lecturers have included a Japanese ambassador to the United States, a South Korean consul general in San Francisco, a former Japanese State Minister for Defense Affairs, Asahi Shimbun Editorial Board Chair, and professors/researchers from Moscow State University, the Economic Research Institute (Khabarovsk), the Economic Institute for Northeast Asia (Niigata, Japan), the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and the University of Queensland.
CEAS also hosts visiting fellows who conduct research on topics of interest to the Center. Past visiting fellows include professors/researchers from the Economic Research Institute (Khabarovsk), the Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (Niigata), Renmin University of China (Beijing), the Institute of History, Archaeology, and Ethnology of the Far Eastern Peoples (Vladivostok), the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (Seoul), Moscow State 'Lomonosov' University, and the University of Maryland.
CEAS also assists Monterey Institute students find internships with organizations in Northeast Asian countries. Interns have been placed with the Asahi Shimbun (Tokyo), the Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (Niigata), Hokkaido University's Slavic Research Center (Sapporo), the Economic Research Institute (Khabarovsk), the Institute of History, Archaeology, and Ethnology of the Far Eastern Peoples (Vladivostok), the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, the Shanghai Institute of International Studies, the Harbin Academy of Social Sciences (Harbin), Mongolian Development Research Center (Ulaanbaatar), the Institute of Philosophy, Sociology, and Law of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (Ulaanbaatar), International Organization for Migration (Tokyo) and International Labor Organization (Tokyo).