Asia


Alphabetical List of Experts on Asia

Kevin Cooney
Areas of Expertise:
Terrorism, Security, Strategic Military Issues, Development, Globalization, International Economic Issues, Japanese Politics, China, and East Asian foreign and security policy.
Background:
Kevin Cooney is the Director of the Pacific Rim Center at Northwest University, where he holds a dual appointment as both professor of Business and Political Science.  He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and three books on Asian policy issues; the latest being Japanese Foreign Policy Since 1945 (M.E. Sharpe, 2007) and The Rise of China and International Security:  America and Asia Respond (Routledge, 2009).  His primary areas of research are in Asian security, terrorism, and the interface of globalization and economic development.  He has often provided television and print commentary for various global media outlets on Asian politics including but not limited to ABC-TV, VOA, Asia Times, and Jornal do Brasil
SpeakingProfessor Cooney is available to lecture on topics related to his areas of expertise. Possible talks include:
"The Political Implications of Global Religious Shifts"
"China's Rise in Perspective"
"Economic and Security Issues Surrounding the Opening of the Arctic"
Contact Information:
E-mail: kevin.cooney@northwestu.edu
Phone: (425) 889-5344
Website: Northwest University Faculty Page
See Seng Tan
Areas of Expertise:
Critical international relations theory; regionalism and regionalization in the Asia-Pacific; regional security, conflict management and terrorism in Southeast Asia; Singapore foreign and security policy
Background:
See Seng Tan (Ph.D., Arizona State, 1999) is Associate Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.  He is Head of Research for the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (IDSS) and Head of the Centre for Multilateralism Studies (CMS), both located at the RSIS.  He is the author/editor of: Regionalism in Asia Vol. 1: International Relations Theory and ASEAN (Routledge, 2009); Regionalism in Asia Vol. 2: ASEAN and Regional Security of Southeast Asia (Routledge, 2009); Regionalism in Asia Vol. 3: Regional Order and Architecture in Asia (Routledge, 2009); Regionalism in Asia Vol. 4: Non-official Diplomacy and Activism in Asia (Routledge, 2009); Bandung Revisited: The Legacy of the 1955 Asian-African Conference for International Order (National University of Singapore Press, 2008); The Role of Knowledge Communities in Constructing Asia-Pacific Security (Edwin Mellen, 2007); Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation: National Interests and Regional Order (M.E. Sharpe, 2004); and After Bali: The Threat of Terrorism in Southeast Asia (World Scientific, 2003).  He has published numerous other monographs, scholarly articles, book chapters, and policy pieces on his areas of expertise.  As a principal investigator and/or project director, he is the recipient of grants totaling in excess of USD 1 million from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Korea Foundation, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, and the ASEAN Secretariat.  He has served as an external consultant for the Asian Development Bank, the ASEAN Secretariat, and various ministries and agencies of the Singapore Government. In 2009 he was Visiting Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).  He is a member of the Singapore executive committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP).  He and wife Trina, formerly a Microsoft manager, have a daughter Elisabeth.  .
SpeakingProfessor Tan is available to lecture on topics related to his areas of expertise. Possible talks include:
"Regional cooperation and regional institutional architecture in Asia-Pacific"
"East Asia and Southeast Asia"
"U.S. foreign policy towards the Asia-Pacific"
"Singapore foreign and security policy"
Contact Information:
E-mail: issstan@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (+65) 6790 4277
Website: S. Rajaratnam School Faculty Page

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