Belinda A. Yeomans

Belinda A. Yeomans, Ph.D.

Associate Director, U.S.-Asia Security Initiative, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
Project Manager, Taiwan Democracy and Security Project

Shorenstein APARC
Freeman Spogli Institute
Stanford University
Encina Hall E301
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

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Belinda A. Yeomans is the Associate Director of the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI) and the Project Manager of the Taiwan Democracy and Security Project at the Freeman Spogli Institute’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, Stanford University.  She is a Member of the Stanford Military Affiliated Advisory Committee (SMAAC) at Stanford University and of the Uniformed Services Interest Group at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yeomans’ projects for the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative include the USASI and TDSP Speaker Series; the Track 1.5 U.S.-Asia Security and Defense Dialogue Series [Japan - May 2016, January 2018, January 2019, February 2020; Taiwan (Republic of China) - March 2018, March 2019, March 2020; People’s Republic of China, October 2018, January 2020; Southeast Asia, October 2017]; a graduate seminar on U.S.-China security relations taught via high definition video teleconferencing facilities at Stanford University and at the Stanford Center at Peking University; and mentorship of FSI-APARC Senior Military Fellows. Yeomans worked previously in government, higher education, and policy research programs, most notably the Presidio of Monterey’s Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center; Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies; and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. 

Dr. Yeomans attended the United States Military Academy and Harvard University, graduating from Harvard with an A.B with Honors (double major) in Government and in East Asian Languages & Civilizations. She completed an M.A. in Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley.  She also earned an M.A. in East Asian Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science at Stanford University.