Asia Program

Scholars

Professor of Political History, Chukyo University, Japan
ASANO Toyomi is a professor of political history and international relations at Chukyo University. He graduated from doctoral course of the Graduate school of Advanced Social and International Studies in Tokyo University in 1998, affiliated as a research associate with Asia-Pacific Research Center of Waseda University 1998-2000, inaugurated to be a professor in Chukyo University in 2000, receiving...
University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, MSU, UMBC
ExpertiseU.S. foreign relations, especially U.S.-China relations
Former Director, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson Center
Robert M. Hathaway is a Public Policy Fellow associated with the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and is working on a book on the use of power in global politics, titled Leverage: Turning Power into Clout.  He served as director of the Wilson Center’s Asia Program from 1999 – 2014.  Prior to joining the Wilson Center, he served for twelve...
Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, The George Washington University
Benjamin D. Hopkins is a specialist in modern South Asian history, in particular that of Afghanistan, as well as British imperialism. His research focuses on the role of the colonial state in creating the modern states inhabiting the region. His first book, The Making of Modern Afghanistan, examined the efforts of the British East India Company to construct an Afghan state in the early part of the...
Assistant Secretary to the President for Planning, Office of the President, Republic of Korea
Sue Yon Kang is a career diplomat in the Korean government, who has recently served as Assistant Secretary to the President for Planning in the Office of the President. Prior to that she was Deputy Director in the Korean Peninsula Peace Regime Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Counselor in the Embassy of Korea to the Lao PDR. She has also served in the Embassy of Korea in Washington...
Former Senior Vice-President, American Electronics Association, Washington, DC.
William Krist is currently a Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center.  For the past three years he has been working on a book on U.S. trade policy including its impact on economic development, the environment, U.S. foreign policy, and employment here in the United States.  It is expected that a draft of the book will be completed in early 2012.In addition to his...
Former Foreign Service Officer and US Ambassador to Ivory Coast
Retired State Department South Asia Specialist and U.S. Ambassador to The Ivory Coast 
Chief Foreign Correspondent, Sunday Times of London
Christina Lamb is one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents. Educated at Oxford and Harvard, she is an expert on Afghanistan and Pakistan which she has reported on since 1987. Known for her passionate storytelling combined with depth of knowledge, she has won numerous awards including five times being named Foreign Correspondent of the Year and Europe’s top war reporting prize, t...
Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of the Environment and a member of the House of Representatives from the Liberal Democratic Party
Hideki Makihara is Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister of the Environment and a member of the House of Representatives from the Liberal Democratic Party. He is a member of the Lower House’s foreign affairs and budget committees. Makihara is also Commissioner of the Japanese Diet’s Special Committee on Nuclear Plant Accident Research. Prior to his election as a member of the House...
Former Senior US Diplomat and Specialist in South Asia and West Africa. Ambassador to Pakistan (1998-2001); Ambassador to Bangladesh (1990-93); Chief of Mission in Liberia (1995-98); Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Development (1985-90)
William B. Milam is a Senior Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Although his research and publications while at the Wilson Center have concentrated on South Asia, his current research focuses on Liberia and the efforts of this former failed state to balance political and economic reconstruction with justice and reconciliation.Before joining the Wilson Center, he was a...

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