Olivia Enos

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Olivia Enos will start as Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute on Oct. 16, 2023. She previously worked as Washington Director for the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation, and before that as Senior Policy Analyst for Asian Studies at the Heritage Foundation, where she wrote about international human rights issues including human trafficking, transnational crime, religious freedom, and democratic freedoms, among other social issues in China, North Korea, Burma, and other parts of Asia.

Paul Goldstein

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Paul Goldstein is Chief Executive Officer and President of PTB Global Advisors (PTBGA), a strategic consultancy company founded in September 2000. Mr. Goldstein has over 45 years of experience in analyzing international affairs, strategic geopolitical developments, U.S. national security, economic/financial matters, and Great Power Competition. Mr. Goldstein clients including Japanese businesses and government agencies He was Vice President of Strategic Renaissance for the 21st Century (SR21), an organization founded by Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, former NSA director and deputy director of CIA.  Previously, he worked with the Office of Secretary of Defense’s Office of Net Assessment (ONA) and worked in U.S. intelligence on anti-terrorism in the late 1970s.

Tanya Ogilvie-White

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Tanya Ogilvie-White is non-resident senior fellow at Pacific Forum and senior research adviser at the Asia Pacific Leadership Network (South Korea). She specialises in Asia-Pacific security dynamics, with a focus on nuclear non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament. She is currently serving as a member of the International Group of Eminent Persons for a World Without Nuclear Weapons (Japan) and a member of the Alva Myrdal Centre Working Group on Nuclear Disarmament (Sweden). Previously, she was director of the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies (Auckland); research director of the Centre for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, Australian National University; senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (Canberra); senior fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London); and senior lecturer in international relations, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Michael Walsh

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Michael Walsh is the President of the Islands Society and an Affiliate of the Center for Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific Studies at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. Prior to these roles, he served as the Chair of the Asia-Pacific Security Affairs Subcommittee on the Biden Defense Working Group during the 2020 Presidential Campaign. He is a subject matter expert on: Asia-Pacific Security Affairs; Democracy-Security Dilemmas; Strategies, Policies, Plans, and Concepts. His research tends to focus on the following regions: East Asia; Pacific Islands; Southeast Asia; Subsaharan Africa. And, his current research makes use of the following frameworks and methodologies: Delphi Method; Dotmocracy; Logic Models; Policy Analysis; Social Facts; Strategic Planning; Thematic Analysis. He regularly advises government, bureaucracy, and think tanks on defense, democracy, development, and diplomacy. He also is an opinion contributor to the Honolulu Star-AdvertiserMarianas VarietyPacific Island TimesTaipei Times, and The Hill newspapers.

Alexander Neill

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Alexander Neill has devoted his career to examining the impact of China on the global stage. Through his work for government agencies and think-tanks, he has fostered deep links with the strategic community across the Indo-Pacific region. After graduating from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, Alexander Neill worked for the British and US governments in his early career. As a Chinese linguist and expert, he has published on Asian security issues and developed a keen grasp of geopolitics and security concerns in Asia. In 2005, he joined the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London as Head of the Asia Programme. There, his focus was to develop research on British security policy in Asia, including by coordinating “track two” projects in Asia and high-level dialogues in Beijing, Delhi, Pyongyang, Taipei, and Tokyo. He joined the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in Singapore in 2013 as Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow for Asia Pacific Security. He was responsible for delivering the summit agenda and research projects focusing on Asia-Pacific security issues, particularly on China and its relationships in the region.

Elizabeth Freund Larus

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Elizabeth Freund Larus, Ph.D. is Founder and President of E Larus Consulting LLC, and Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Mary Washington. A Fulbright Scholar and Taiwan Fellow, she specializes in East Asian political, economic, and security dynamics. Dr. Larus draws on more than 30 years of experience with the Asia-Pacific. She is author of the books Politics and Society in Contemporary China and Economic Reform in China, as well as dozens of book chapters, articles and online commentary on Chinese politics, Taiwan politics, China-Taiwan relations, US in Asia, and security dynamics in the Asia-Pacific. She regularly contributes her insight to international media outlets, such as the Financial TimesFortune magazine, CNBC, BBC, WION (India), Channel NewsAsia, and Indus News.

S. Paul Choi

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S. Paul CHOI (최석훈) is Managing Director and Principal Advisor at StratWays Group, a geopolitical risk and security consultancy with a focus on Northeast Asia and the United States. His expertise is in political-military affairs, international security, and strategy design.

From 2013-2018, he worked as a Strategist and International Relations Specialist at the United Nations Command / Republic of Korea (ROK) – U.S. Combined Forces Command / U.S. Forces Korea–in both the Commander’s Strategic Initiatives Group and in the Directorate for Strategy, Policy, Plans, and Strategic Communications. 

Previously, he was a Research Associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, Visiting Scholar at Fudan University, a Consultant to the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy at the Asia Foundation, a Faculty Lecturer at the Korea Military Academy, and an officer in the ROK Army. 

Mr. CHOI is active in track 1.5 dialogues on Allied Integration for Deterrence, Regional Security Architectures, and Extended Deterrence. He has been an invited speaker at various academic institutions, government agencies, and think-tanks around the world–to include the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) campuses in DC and Nanjing; Renmin University in Beijing; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in the United States, the UK Foreign Commonwealth Office’s Executive Agency Wilton Park, Institut Francais des Relations Internationales (IFRI) in Paris, and Elcano Royal Institute in Madrid. 

He is currently affiliated with the War Studies Department at King’s College London, has an M.A. in International Cooperation from Seoul National University GSIS, and has a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Raymond Yamamoto

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Raymond Yamamoto is an Associate Professor at the Department of Global Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark, where he teaches courses on contemporary Japanese politics and international relations of the Asia-Pacific. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Hamburg University in 2015. His doctoral dissertation project on the “normalization” of Japan’s foreign policy received funding from Japan Foundation and German Institute for Japanese Studies (DIJ). Before being appointed by Aarhus University in 2017, Raymond Yamamoto spent several years at Osaka University working as a specially appointed researcher. He spent his research semester as a visiting fellow at the Pacific Forum and an affiliate scholar at the East-West Center in spring 2019. His recent research project focuses on the critical role of Japan’s Official Development Assistance in Japan’s post-war foreign policy.

Please refer to his homepage for his latest publications and research activities.

Elina Noor

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Elina Noor is Director, Political-Security Affairs and Deputy Director, Washington, D.C. Office at the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Kristi Govella

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Dr. Kristi Govella is the inaugural Director of the Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs and an Assistant Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She specializes in the intersection of economics and security in international relations, with a particular focus on the Indo-Pacific region and Japan. Dr. Govella’s research has examined topics such as economic statecraft, trade war, trade agreements, foreign investment, government-business relations, defense capacity building, regional institutional architecture, and the governance of the global commons. In addition to her publications in journals and edited volumes, she is the editor of two books: Linking Trade and Security: Evolving Institutions in Asia, Europe, and the United States and Responding to a Resurgent Russia: Russian Policy and Responses from the European Union and the United States. She also serves as an Adjunct Fellow at the East-West Center and Pacific Forum and as Editor of the journal Asia Policy. Dr. Govella was previously Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Asia Program at The German Marshall Fund of the United States, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University, and an Associate Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Website: https://www.kristigovella.com