Bush School To Host Former White House Asian Affairs Director Victor Cha

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill (C) arrives with U.S. Ambassador to China Clark Randt (R) and Victor Cha (L) the U.S.  National Security Council's director for Asian Affairs to the opening of negotiations from six countries on the denuclearization working group talks in Beijing's Diaoyutai State Guesthouse March 17, 2007 in Beijing, China. North Korea's top envoy said separately Saturday that the North will not stop its nuclear activity unless $25 million of its funds held in a Macau bank are fully released. (Photo by Greg Baker-Pool/Getty Images)

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill (C) arrives with U.S. Ambassador to China Clark Randt (R) and Victor Cha (L) the U.S. National Security Council’s director for Asian Affairs to the opening of negotiations from six countries on the denuclearization working group talks in Beijing’s Diaoyutai State Guesthouse March 17, 2007 in Beijing, China. (Greg Baker-Pool/Getty Images)

By Lauren Holtmeier, Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service

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.

Victor Cha.

Victor Cha. (CSIS)

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.

Visit the Bush School website for registration information.

###

Media contact: Sheera Helms, Administrative Coordinator, Scowcroft Institute, sheera@tamu.edu, (979) 845-6510


More: Business, Law, & Society, Faculty & Staff, News Releases, Students, Visitors

Follow Texas A&M

, , ,