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CANCELLED: U.S. Policy Challenges in the Asia-Pacific

Seminar

Speaker(s)

Dr. Evan Medeiros, Special Assistant to The President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, the White House

Date and Time

April 16, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Availability

RSVP Required.

Location

Philippines Conference Room
Encina Hall, 3rd Floor
616 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 

2015 Oksenberg Lecture

 

 

Evan Mederios is a specialist in the politics of East Asia, with a focus on China’s foreign and national security policy, the Chinese defense industry, and the U.S.-China bilateral relationship. A fluent speaker of Mandarin, he previously served as director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia affairs at the National Security Council and as a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation’s Washington DC office. He holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an M.Phil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge (where he was a Fulbright Scholar), an M.A. in China Studies from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and a B.A. in analytic philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, ME.

The Oksenberg Lecture, held annually, honors the legacy of Professor Michel Oksenberg (1938–2001). A senior fellow at Shorenstein APARC and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Professor Oksenberg served as a key member of the National Security Council when the United States normalized relations with China, and consistently urged that the United States engage with Asia in a more considered manner. In tribute, the Oksenberg Lecture recognizes distinguished individuals who have helped to advance understanding between the United States and the nations of the Asia-Pacific.

At times, beginning in 2009, the decision was made to expand this series from its original lecture format to a workshop in order to bring scholars and policy makers together to discuss the ever-changing role China is playing in today's world. This new format allows for the exchange of ideas and opinions amongst today's top experts.