Michael Walsh

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. […]

Alexander Neill

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 […]

Elizabeth Freund Larus

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 […]

PacNet #11 – What China’s challenge to NATO is, and what it isn’t

The following has been adapted from the introduction to the recent Issues & Insights volume, “Toward a Unified NATO Response to the People’s Republic of China.” Following the Cold War’s end there were those who questioned NATO’s continued relevance. Such views may have found little currency among scholars of foreign policy and security, but among […]

Hawaii Asia-Pacific Affairs Leadership (APAL) Program Research Showcase

26 August, 2022 @ 12:00 am – About This Event On August 26, members of Pacific Forum’s 2021-2022 Hawaiʻi Asia-Pacific Affairs (APAL) Program cohort presented their research projects to members of our network and community. Their research was then published on Pacific Forum’s Young Leaders Blog. Links to each group’s research projects can be found below: Model Species Protection Policy in the […]

Comparative Connections Virtual Roundtable

24 January, 2023 @ 12:00 am – About This Event On January 24, three scholars of US Indo-Pacific policy discussed President Joe Biden’s successes and failures in foreign policy, particularly in the crucial Indo-Pacific region, and what a new era of divided and possibly dysfunctional government in Washington means for the Biden administration and its Indo-Pacific partners. Speakers Rob York is Program […]

Honolulu International Forum featuring James A. Kelly, Ralph Cossa, and Satu Limaye

17 January, 2023 @ 8:00 am – The Year That Was and Will Be James A. Kelly is Chairman of the Board and President Emeritus of Pacific Forum, as well as a former assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs. President George W. Bush nominated him on April 3, 2001; he was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 26, 2001, […]