Asia Experts

Executive President, Asia Future Institute; Former Member, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
James F. Person is the Deputy Director for the History and Public Policy Program and coordinator of the North Korea International Documentation Project. Person is editor of the NKIDP Working Paper Series and co-editor of the Cold War International History Project Bulletin and History and Public Policy Program Critical Oral History Conference Series. Person has worked as a consultant on historical...
John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution
Jonathan D. Pollack is a senior fellow with the John L. Thornton China Center. Before his appointment at Brookings, he was professor of Asian and Pacific Studies and chairman of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group at the Naval War College.  He is also a research associate in the National Asia Research Program of the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for...
Reader, Aberystwyth University
Sergey Radchenko’s research has focused on the history of the Cold War, particularly Sino-Soviet and Soviet-Japanese relations, atomic diplomacy, Soviet engagement with the Third World, and Cold War crises. Dr. Radchenko has published extensively on topics in Mongolian and North Korean history, as well as the international politics of Central Asia and contemporary Sino-Russian relations. His...
Founding Director Emeritus, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Ambassador J. Stapleton (Stape) Roy is a Distinguished Scholar and Founding Director Emeritus of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. Stape Roy was born in China and spent much of his youth there during the upheavals of World War II and the communist revolution, where he watched the battle for Shanghai fro...
Professor of Law, Emory University
Teemu Ruskola is Professor of Law at Emory University. His scholarship addresses questions of legal history and theory from multiple perspectives, comparative as well as international, frequently with China as a vantage point. After graduating from Yale Law School, Ruskola worked as an attorney with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York and Hong Kong. Prior to joining Emory, he was prof...
Director of Mehergarh: A Center for Learning
Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS) and Director, Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, University of California at Berkeley
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense
James A. Schear of Maryland served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations from 2009-2013. He led efforts to help foreign partners build effective and accountable security forces, to reshape U.S. investments in stabilization missions post-Afghanistan, to navigate war-to-peace transitions, to prevent mass atrocities and to provide life-saving aid t...
Analyst, U.S. Government
Dr. Brenda Seaver has worked as a CIA analyst for 14 years.  She began her career covering East Asia and has spent the last decade focusing on various countries in South America.  Between 2010-12, Seaver was a Latin America Regional Analyst at the US Department of State's Bureau of Intelligence and Research.  She recently completed a two-year rotation to the CIA's Red Cell...

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