Does the United States have an Asia strategy?

Event details

SDSC Public Lecture

Date & time

Wednesday 15 July 2015


Lecture Theatre 1, Hedley Bull Centre (130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU
ANU Canberra


Michael J. Green, Georgetown University and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)


Kerrie Hogan, Senior Outreach & Communications Officer - Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
+61 2 6125 2167

Four years after President Barack Obama announced the US 'pivot', the question continues to be asked 'Does the United States Have an Asia Strategy? In this lecture, Michael J. Green, one of the US's pre-eminent Asia scholars and former senior policy maker examines the US strategy towards Asia. This lecture is a preview of a forthcoming and much anticipated book by Green on US policy in Asia. 

This lecture will also feature the launch of a special Centre of Gravity paper 'ANZUS in the new Asia' a major new report by the Centre for for Strategic & International Studies in the US, and the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre from Australia.

About the speaker:

Michael J. Green is senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and an associate professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He served on the staff of the National Security Council (NSC) from 2001 through 2005, first as director for Asian affairs and then as special assistant to the president for national security affairs and senior director for Asia. Before joining the NSC staff, he was senior fellow for East Asian security at the Council on Foreign Relations, director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center and the Foreign Policy Institute, and an assistant professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and senior adviser on Asia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He also worked in Japan on the staff of a member of the National Diet. His current research includes a book project on the history of U.S. strategy in Asia; a survey of elite views of norms, power, and regional institutions in Asia; and a monograph on Japanese strategic culture.

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