Senior Associates

  • William Lee Howell, World Economic Forum, Geneva
  • Christopher Sigur, Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco
  • Linda Paul, Senior Associate for Ocean Law and Policy

Senior Advisors

  • Brad Glosserman, Center for Rule-Making Strategy, Tama University
  • Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia, Freeman Chair in China Studies, CSIS
  • Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Susan E. Stahl, Foreign Service Officer (ret.), U.S. Department of State
  • Motohiro Tsuchiya, Professor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University

Adjunct Fellows

  • Andray Abrahamian, Koret Fellow, Stanford University
  • Naoko Aoki, RAND Corporation/Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland
  • Sungmin Cho, Associate Professor, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
  • Taylor Dibbert, Consultant, US Counsel on Sri Lanka
  • Kristi Govella, Assistant Professor, Asian Studies Program, University of Hawaii
  • John HemmingsAssociate Professor, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
  • Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi, Visiting Professor at Pusan National University
  • Russell Hsiao, Executive Director, Global Taiwan Institute
  • Akira Igata, Visiting Professor, Center for Rule-Making Strategy, Tama University
  • Jang Mook Kang, Center of Big-Data Industrial Security, Namseoul University
  • Lami Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of National Security and Strategy 
    US Army War College
  • Tomoko KiyotaAssociate Professor, Office for Global Relations, Nagasaki University
  • Tom LeAssistant Professor of Politics, Pomona College
  • David S. Lee, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong
  • James Jongsoo Lee, Partner and Senior Managing Director, Brock Group
  • Mihoko MatsubaraChief Security Officer for Japan, Palo Alto Networks
  • Elina Noor, Associate Professor, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies
  • Jeffrey Ordaniel, Assistant Professor, Tokyo International University
  • John Park, Director, Korea Project, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Junbeom PyonPolitical Affairs Officer, United Nations
  • Atman TrivediManaging Director, Hills & Company
  • Raymond Yamamoto, Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies, Aarhus University

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversee and direct the business and affairs of Pacific Forum.


  • James A. Kelly, Counselor and President Emeritus, Pacific Forum; former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (Honolulu)


  • Brenda Lei Foster, Executive-in-Residence, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii; former President, American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai (Honolulu)


  • Ralph A. Cossa, President Emeritus and WSD-Handa Chair in Peace Studies, Pacific Forum
  • Robert P. Girrier, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), President Emeritus, Pacific Forum
  • Warren K. K. Luke, Chairman & CEO, Hawaii National Bank (Honolulu)
  • Lauren Kahea Moriarty, Principal, Aloha Visions; former US Ambassador to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) (Honolulu)
  • David L. Mulliken, Retired Partner and Of Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP; Member, US Supreme Court Bar; International Arbitrator (Honolulu)
  • Torkel Patterson, Vice Chairman, International High Speed Rail Association; Director, Central Japan Railway Company (Tokyo)
  • Jean E. Rolles, Community Volunteer; retired Vice President, Community Relations, outrigger Enterprises, Inc. (Honolulu)
  • Charles B. Salmon, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Office of the President, East-West Center; former Ambassador to Laos (Honolulu)
  • David Santoro, President, Pacific Forum
  • Gerald Sumida, Partner, Carlsmith Ball LLP (Honolulu)
  • Barbara Tanabe, Partner, Ho’akea Communications (Honolulu)
  • Ronald “Zap” Zlatoper, Admiral USN (Ret.), Savana, Inc; Slovenian Consul Hawaii; White House Fellows Commissioner (Honolulu)

International Advisory Board


  • Richard Armitage, President, Armitage International; former US Deputy Secretary of State (Washington, DC)
  • Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Distinguished Service Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government; former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Boston)


  • Thomas B. Hayward, Admiral USN (Ret.) President, Hayward Associates, Inc.; former Chief of Naval Operations and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Seattle)


  • James F. Armington, LtCol USAF (Ret.); Former Asia Pacific regional Executive for Boeing (Tokyo) and former Japan Country Director, OSD Policy (Washington)
  • Mary G. F. Bitterman, President, The Bernard Osher Foundation; former President, James Irvine Foundation (Honolulu and San Francisco)
  • Brunhilde K. “Bruni” Bradley, Commander USN (Ret.); Board Vice-Chairman, Military Child Education Coalition; Board Member, Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders Hawaii (Seoul)
  • Choi Shin Won, Chairman and CEO, SK Networks; former Vice-Chairman and CEO, SK Distribution (Seoul)
  • Karl W. Eikenberry, LTG, USA (Ret.); Senior Advisor to the Saudi Ministry of Defense for Military Transformation; Faculty, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University; former US Ambassador to Afghanistan
  • Haruhisa Handa, Chairman, Worldwide Support for Development (Tokyo)
  • Spencer Kim, Chairman and CEO, CBOL Corporation (Chatsworth, CA)
  • Charles D. Lake, II, President, Aflac International Incorporated Chairman and Representative Director, Aflac Life Insurance Japan Ltd. (Tokyo)
  • Hon Sir Jim McLay, KNZM QSO, Former Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand and New Zealand’s Consul General in Honolulu (Honolulu)
  • Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Chairman and CEO, ORIX Corporation (Tokyo)
  • R.T. Peng, President, President, Taiwan Transportation Machinery Corp. (Taipei)
  • Rex C.A. Reyes, Chairman and CEO, Galaxy Group (Manila)
  • James J. Shinn, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia (Princeton, NJ)
  • Sarasin Viraphol, Executive Vice President, Charoen Pokphand Group; former Thai Ambassador to the Philippines; former Director-General, Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangkok)
  • Jusuf Wanandi, Chairman, Supervisory Board, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta)

In Memorial
Chairman Emeritus Brent Scowcroft

Advisory Member Ronald J. Hays

Advisory Member Robert M. ‘Skipp’ Orr