Former White House Director of Asian Affairs Victor Cha will discuss the future of U.S.-Asian alliances at the first event of the new year at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University Jan. 17.
Sponsored by the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, the lecture, “Is the American Alliance System in Asia Becoming Obsolete?” will analyze America’s current regional allies in Asia and will address the future of those relationships at a time when regional instability threatens global security.
Cha, who served in the White House from 2004 to 2007, draws from theories about alliances, unipolarity and regime complexity to examine the evolution of the U.S. alliance system and the reasons for its continued importance in Asia and the world. During his time in the White House he was responsible for Japan, North and South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Additionally, he was George W. Bush’s top adviser on North Korean affairs. Cha is currently senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
The Jan. 17 event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m. in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center followed by a presentation at 5:30 p.m.
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Media contact: Sheera Helms, Administrative Coordinator, Scowcroft Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org, (979) 845-6510