Asia Experts

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...
Retired Senior Official, Indian Administrative Service, India
Susan Chan Shifflett is program associate at the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum where she focuses on China's food safety and food security. She previously interned at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Food Security working on the Feed The Future initiative. From 2007-2010, she lived in Beijing where she worked as a program assistant at China’s Center of...
Professor of History, Michigan State University.
Sayuri Guthrie Shimizu is a professor of American History at Michigan State University. Her area of expertise is the history of the United States' engagement with the world and she has published extensively on the United States' relations with East Asia, particularly Japan, since the late 19th century. Her approach to historical study is multidisciplinary, encompassing multiple subfields (...
Masters Candidate, GSIS Yonsei University
A Master’s candidate at the Graduate School of International Studies Yonsei University, Hyo Won Shin currently focuses on the studies of International Security and Policy. Having spent 13 years of her childhood in Yangon, Myanmar, she has always been interested in the field of security and policy. Observing the political transition of Myanmar in 2011 from a military dictatorship to a civilia...
Chair, Program on 21st Century China, UCSD
Susan Shirk is the chair of the 21st Century China Program and Ho Miu Lam Professor of China and Pacific Relations at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at UC San Diego. She also is director emeritus of the University of California, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), and chair of the IGCC International Advisory Board.Shirk's publications include...
Douglas G. Spelman stepped down as Deputy Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States August 30, 2012 but remains affiliated with the Institute as a Senior Adviser. Dr. Spelman received a B.A. from Oberlin College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University. In 1972, he served as an interpreter for the visit to the United States of the...
Associate Professor, The Paul H. Nize School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University.
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and the Elliott School for International Affairs, The George Washington University

Pages