Nina Hachigian was appointed Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles with responsibility for international affairs in August 2017. Between 2014 and 2017 she was United States Ambassador to the Association of South East Asian Nations and before that Hachigian was a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Based in Los Angeles, she is the co-author of The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise (Simon & Schuster, 2008). She focuses on great power relationships, international institutions, the U.S.-China relationship, and U.S. foreign policy. Media includes: Fox News, Bill Maher Show, CNN International, Tavis Smiley, All Things Considered.
Duyeon Kim is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Korean Peninsula Future Forum, a non-partisan think tank in Seoul founded and run by former South Korean National Security Advisor Chun Yung-woo. Kim specializes in East Asian geopolitics, the two Koreas, nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, and security. She often combines both her regional and functional expertise in her policy analysis and prescriptions. Media includes: CNN, BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Japan Times, Bloomberg, France24, Korea Times.
Senior Advisor for Asia and Director, China Power Project
Center for Strategic and International Studies
For interviews on Asia.
Bonnie S. Glaser is a senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at CSIS, where she works on issues related to Asia-Pacific security with a focus on Chinese foreign and security policy. She is concomitantly a nonresident fellow with the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, and a senior associate with the CSIS Pacific Forum. Ms. Glaser has worked for more than three decades at the intersection of Asia-Pacific geopolitics and U.S. policy. Media includes: CNN, BBC, ABC, CBS, PBS, NPR, Australian Broadcast Corporation.
Yuki Tatsumi was appointed senior associate of the East Asia program at the Stimson Center in September 2008 after serving as a research fellow since 2004. Before joining Stimson, Tatsumi worked as a research associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and as the special assistant for political affairs at the Embassy of Japan in Washington. Media includes: The New York Times, PBS Newshour, Al Jazeera, The Japan Times, Foreign Policy.
Univ. of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation; Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California San Diego
For interviews on Asia.
Susan Shirk is Ho Miu Lam Professor of China and Pacific Relations and Director of the 21st China Program at the University of California, San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. In 1993, she founded, and continues to lead, the Northeast Asia Cooperation Dialogue (NEACD), an unofficial “track-two” forum for discussions of security issues among defense and foreign ministry officials and academics from the United States, Japan, China, Russia, and the Koreas. Media includes: The Washington Post, Lehrer News Hour, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times.
Pulitzer-nominated American journalist Jean H. Lee is a Seoul-based Global Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Lee led the Associated Press news agency’s coverage of the Korean Peninsula as bureau chief from 2008 to 2013. In 2011, she became the first American reporter granted extensive access on the ground in North Korea, and in January 2012 opened AP’s Pyongyang bureau, the only Western text/photo news bureau based in the North Korean capital. Media includes: AP, CNN, BBC, NPR, PBS, Al Jazeera, The New York Times.
Christine Ahn is the founder and international coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, a global movement of women mobilizing to end the Korean War, reunite families, and ensure women’s leadership in peacebuilding. In 2015, on the 70th anniversary of Korea’s division by Cold War powers, she led 30 international women peacemakers across the De-Militarized Zone, the world’s most fortified border, from North Korea to South Korea. Media includes: NBC Today Show, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, NPR, The New York Times.
Nancy Snow is a public diplomacy, media and public affairs advisor at Langley Esquire and Global Affairs Director at La Ditta Limited. She is Pax Mundi Professor of Public Diplomacy at Kyoto University and Professor Emeritus of Communications at California State University, Fullerton. Snow was an Abe Fellow at Keio University and was a Fulbright scholar at Sophia University. Snow's government service includes two years in the Presidential Management Fellowship Program at the U.S. Information Agency and U.S. State Department. Media includes: CNN, Los Angeles Times, BBC, Fox Channel News, MSNBC.
Ann Lee is an internationally recognized leading authority on China’s economic relations and an adjunct professor of economics and finance at New York University. She is also a former visiting professor at Peking University where she taught macroeconomics and financial derivatives. She consults with policymakers from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the U.S. about U.S.-China relations, international finance and trade, and China’s political economy. Media includes: Huffington Post, CNBC, CBS, Business Week, Newsweek.
Suzanne Kelly Lyall has more than two decades of academic and development work in the Southeast Asia region. Formerly she was the Director of Governance and Institutional Capacity Building for the USAID-funded Mekong Partnership for the Environment (MPE) project, based in the Pact Thailand office. Previous to joining Pact, Suzanne worked with The Asia Foundation, before becoming Deputy Director of PISA, part of The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Suzanne's portfolio concentrated on climate change and sustainable development in Southeast Asia, within a human security frame. Media includes: CCTV America, Vice, PISA Speak.
Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation; Fissile Materials Working Group
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Dr. Sara Z. Kutchesfahani is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Arms Control And Non-Proliferation and the Senior Program Coordinator for the Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG), where she focuses on efforts to reduce the risk of nuclear proliferation and terrorism. She was previously the Executive Director for the Center for International Trade and Security and the Director for the Master of International Policy (MIP) Program at the University of Georgia, where she worked on nuclear security-related projects and nuclear non- proliferation policy issues, and taught graduate courses on nuclear non-proliferation history and the global nuclear order. Media includes: The Financial Times, The Hill, We the People, Nukes of Hazard Podcast.
CNAS Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
Center for a New American Security
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Michèle Flournoy is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security. She served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from February 2009 to February 2012. She was the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and operations, and in National Security Council deliberations. Extensive media experience.
Susan Hackley is Managing Director of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (PON) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center for the study of negotiation and conflict resolution. As a consortium of faculty, students, and associates from Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, and other Boston-area schools, PON seeks innovative ways to increase public awareness of successful strategies for dealing with conflict. Media includes: CNN, Los Angeles Times, NPR, The New York Times.
Rhianna Tyson is a Program Officer for the Global Security Institute. Before coming to GSI, Rhianna was the Project Manager of the Reaching Critical Will (RCW) project of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, United Nations Office, where she coordinated civil society efforts at disarmament fora of the United Nations. Media includes: Democracy Now!, Pacifica Radio, Japan Times, The Independent, Huffington Post. rh
Senior Advocate/Research on International Financial Institutions
Human Rights Watch
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Jessica Evans is the Senior Researcher/Advocate for International Financial Institutions (IFI) at Human Rights Watch, urging the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), and regional development banks to respect human rights in all of their activities. Jessica was formerly the researcher on the Philippines in the Asia division at Human Rights Watch. She has investigated various political killings, torture, and abductions in the Philippines and encouraged Philippine government officials to implement systemic changes to stop the killings and hold perpetrators accountable. Media includes: BBC, Al Jazeera, NPR, Radio Australia, The Guardian.
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