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2018 Strategy in the Asia-Pacific Course

Participants will have a unique opportunity to interact with leading scholars and practitioners, such as Prof. Eliot Cohen, author of Big Stick and the Robert E. Osgood Professor of Strategic Studies at SAIS; General John Keane, USA (Ret.) former Acting Chief of Staff of the Army; and former Congressman Randy Forbes.

Through lectures, seminar discussions, conversations with senior practitioners, and simulations, members will learn about:

The Regional Setting

  • Enduring U.S. interests in Asia
  • Strategic geography
  • Demographic and economic trends

The Regional Actors

  • The great powers
  • U.S. allies and partners
  • Local flashpoints and rivalries

Strategic Concepts

  • Long-term competition
  • Military innovation
  • Deterrence

Instruments of Statecraft

  • Diplomacy
  • Economic tools
  • Intelligence

For course tuition and availability, contact Prama Verma at pverma8@jhu.edu or (202) 663-5785.

Speakers
  • Kent Calder, Director of the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies and Director of Japan Studies
  • Eric Edelman, Counselor at CSBA and Roger Hertog Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies; former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.
  • David Lampton, Hyman Professor and Director of SAIS-China and China Studies.
  • Thomas Mahnken, President and Chief Executive Officer of CSBA and Senior Research Professor at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at SAIS; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy Planning.
  • John McLaughlin, Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies; former Acting Director of Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Toshi Yoshihara, Senior Fellow at CSBA
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