Asia-Pacific Conference December 6-7, 2011
Maxwell AFB, AL
Hosted By: Air Force Research Institute
Partners: Air Education Training Command | Air University | RAAF—Airpower Development Centre
In October 2011 the Air Force Research Institute (AFRI) will launch a research effort on the development of a long-range Air Force strategy for the Asia-Pacific. As part of the Air Force Symposium Series and in support of AFRI’s FY12 research, Air University will host a two-day conference (6-7 December 2011) designed to bring leading scholars and practitioners together for an open discussion on the future of the region.
Gen Edward Rice - AETC Commander
Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr. is Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. He is responsible for the recruiting, training and education of Air Force personnel. His command includes the Air Force Recruiting Service, two numbered air forces, and Air University. AETC trains more than 340,000 students per year and consists of 12 bases, more than 70,600 active-duty, Reserve, Guard, civilians and contractors, and 1,380 trainer, fighter, and mobility aircraft.
Gen (RET) Carrol "Howie" Chandler - Vice Chief of Staff of the US Air Force
Gen (RET) Carrol H. "Howie" Chandler was Vice Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, Washington, D.C. As Vice Chief, he precided over the Air Staff and served as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Requirements Oversight Council and Deputy Advisory Working Group. He assisted the Chief of Staff with organizing, training, and equipping of 680,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas.
Dr. Michael Auslin - American Enterprise Institute
Michael Auslin, was an associate professor of history and senior research rellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University prior to joining AEI. He has been named a young global leader by the World Economic Forum, a Marshall Memorial fellow by the German Marshall Fund, and a Fulbright and a Japan Foundation scholar. His writings on Japan and Japanese diplomacy include the books Negotiating with Imperialism: The Unequal Treaties and the Culture of Japanese Diplomacy and Japan Society: Celebrating a Century, 1907-2007.
Abraham M. Denmark - Center for Naval Analyses
Mr. Denmark is an Asia-Pacific adviser at CNA Strategic Studies. He has previously worked as a fellow with the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), as a country director for China affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has authored several reports and articles US strategy toward the Asia-Pacific region, and relations with China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Taiwan, and Indonesia. He has twice testified before the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, and has been featured in major publications in the United States and in Asia, including National Public Radio, Far Eastern Economic Review, National Interest, Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Washington Quarterly, Time, Newsweek, and the New York Times.
Justin Logan - Cato Institute
Justin Logan is the director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. He is an expert on US grand strategy, international relations theory, and American foreign policy. His current research focuses on the formation of US grand strategy under unipolarity, the growing role of counterinsurgency (COIN) and nation building in US foreign policy, and the intellectual lineage of COIN.
Dr. Sheldon Simon - Arizona State University
Dr. Simon (Ph.D. University of Minnesota) came to ASU in 1975 to chair the Political Science Department. Subsequently, he served as director of The Center for Asian Studies at the university. He has also held faculty appointments at the universities of Hawaii, British Columbia, and Kentucky as well as at George Washington University, Carleton University (Ottawa), The Monterey Institute of International Studies, and The American Graduate School of International Management. Currently, he serves on five professional journal editorial boards. Prof. Simon is the author or editor of ten books and approximately 150 scholarly articles and book chapters in such journals as Pacific Affairs, The Pacific Review, Asian Survey, Asian Affairs, International Politics, and NBR Analysis. Dr. Simon is a consultant to the US departments of state and defense on Asian security issues.
Robert Ross - Boston College
Prof. Ross's research focuses on Chinese security policy, nationalism and Chinese defense policy, East Asian security, and US-China relations. His recent publications include Chinese Security Policy: Structure, Power, and Politics, US-China-EU Relations: Managing the New World Order, China’s Ascent: Power, Security, and the Future of International Politics, and New Directions in the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy. His other major works include Normalization of US-China Relations: An International History, Great Wall and Empty Fortress: China’s Search for Security, Negotiating Cooperation: US-China Relations, 1969-1989, and The Indochina Tangle: China's Vietnam Policy, 1975-1979. Professor Ross is the author of numerous articles on Chinese security policy and US-China relations in World Politics, The China Quarterly, International Security, Security Studies, Orbis, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, and Asian Survey. His books and articles have been translated in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and various European countries.
Dr. Simon Reich - Rutgers University
Prof. Reich is a leading international authority on globalization and on enhancing human security. He has had a distinguished career in academic research and administration. His work has been published in the leading journals in his field, and by major university presses. He played a significant leadership role in establishing the Ford Institute for Human Security in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, an institute that was created by funding that he generated and where he served for six years as the inaugural director. Prof. Reich currently holds an appointment in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University’s Newark campus. His most recent book is entitled Global Norms, American Sponsorship and the Emerging Patterns of World Politics (Palgrave 2010).
Dr. Brooks B. Robinson - Economic Advisor, US Pacific Command
Dr. Robinson was senior research economist for analysis at the Institute for Triple Helix Innovation in Honolulu, Hawaii during 2007, where he researched triple helix innovation economics,innovation indicators, and innovation metrics. For the previous two decades, he was an economist with the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) - the nation's national accountant. During 2002 - 2006, he was chief of BEA's Government Division, directing the work of over 30 economists engaged in measuring federal and state and local government economic activity. From 2000 - 2002, he was Chief of BEA's Income Branch, directing the preparation of income measures for the US economy. During his early years at BEA, Dr. Robinson developed expertise in national investment in structures and in construction prices.
Dr. Sanu Kainikara - Airpower Development Center, Royal Australian Air Force
Dr Sanu Kainikara is a former fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force (IAF) who retired voluntarily as a Wing Commander after 21 years of commissioned service. He is a graduate of the Indian National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College, and the College of Air Warfare. He holds two Bachelors degrees (human resources and strategic studies) and a M.S. in defence and strategic studies from the University of Madras. His Ph.D. in international politics was awarded by the University of Adelaide. Sanu was the senior analyst of a US training team in the Middle East for four years, specialising in military strategy and air operations before migrating to Australia. Currently he is the air power strategist at the Air Power Development Centre of the RAAF. Prior to this appointment he taught aerospace engineering at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne and was a consultant to the Air Operations Division of Defense Science and Technology Organization, also at Melbourne.
Dr. Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi - University of Northern Iowa
Dr. Vajpeyi has authored, coauthored, and edited fourteen books, including Environmental Policies in the Third World co-edited with O.P. Dwivedi (Greenwood, 1995), Technology and Development: Local Government and Politics in the Third World, Indira Gandhi's India, Water Resource Management: A Comparative Perspective ( Praeger, 1998), Deforestation Environment and Sustainable Development (Praeger, 2001), Ethnic and Religious Minority Politics in South Asia (co-ed.), Modernizing China, and many articles in academic journals. Presently he is working on a book manuscript on Ideas and Issues in Human Security.