"The Expected and the Unexpected: U.S. Grand Strategy and Asia"

Date: 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Belfer Case Study Room (S020), Japan Friends of Harvard Concourse CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St. Cambridge Massachusetts 02138 United States

Special Series on International Relations of East Asia

"The Expected and the Unexpected: U.S. Grand Strategy and Asia"  

Victor Cha

D.S. Song KF Endowed Chair in Government and Asian Studies and Director of Asia Studies, Georgetown University; Senior Advisor and Korea Chair, Center for Strategic and International Affairs (CSIS) and Director for Asian Affairs, the National Security Council (2004-07) 

Professor Cha is a leading scholar of contemporary Korea, East Asian security, and U.S. foreign policy in Asia. His latest book is The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future (Ecco, 2012). His other books include Alignment Despite Antagonism: The United States-Korea-Japan Security Triangle (winner of the 2000 Ohira book prize, Stanford UP, 1999), Nuclear North Korea: A Debate on Engagement Strategies (with David Kang, Columbia UP, 2003), and Beyond the Final Score: The Politics of Sport(Columbia UP, 2008). His articles have appeared in Armed Forces and Society, Asian Survey, Foreign Affairs, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Orbis, Political Science Quarterly, Survival, Journal of Peace Research, Security Dialogue, and other journals and numerous edited volumes. At the NSC, Professor Cha was responsible for Japan, the two Koreas, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Island nations, and received two Outstanding Service commendations from the White House. He also served as the U.S. Deputy Head of Delegation for the Six Party Talks. He is a frequent contributor to CNNNational Public Radio, New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Asahi Shimbun, Japan Times, Choson Ilbo, and Joongang Ilbo.

(Co-sponsored by the Kim Koo Forum on U.S.-Korea Relations, Korea Institute; and Modern Asia Series, Harvard University Asia Center)