Belinda A. Yeomans

Belinda A. Yeomans, Ph.D.

Associate Director, U.S.-Asia Security Initiative

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 for the U.S.-Asia Security Initiative (USASI) at the Freeman Spogli Institute’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia Pacific Research Center, Stanford University. Her research focuses on U.S. security policy in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Her current projects include a graduate seminar on U.S.-China security relations taught via high definition video teleconferencing facilities (called the Highly Immersive Classroom) at the Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and at the Stanford Center at Peking University; the creation of a Track 1.5 U.S.-Asia Security Dialogue Series (inaugurated in May 2016 with a United States - Japan workshop; expanding soon to Southeast Asia and China); mentorship of FSI-APARC Senior Military Fellows; and a Distinguished Speakers Series featuring high level foreign policy dignitaries who represent the United States, countries throughout Asia, international organizations, influential think tanks, etc.  She has worked previously with government, higher education, and policy research programs, notably the Presidio of Monterey’s Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center; Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies; Asia Society of Washington, DC; and the Monterey (now Middlebury) Institute of International Studies.

Dr. Yeomans began her undergraduate education at the United States Military Academy, completing her Bachelor of Arts at Harvard University with a double major in Government and in East Asian Languages & Civilizations. She went on to earn a Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley as well as a Master of Arts in East Asian Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science at Stanford University.