About the Speakers:
Bonnie Glaser is a senior adviser for Asia in the Freeman Chair in China Studies, where she works on issues related to Chinese foreign and security policy. She is concomitantly a senior associate with CSIS Pacific Forum and a consultant for the U.S. government on East Asia.
Eric Heginbotham is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation specializing in East Asian security issues. He has led projects examining Chinese nuclear strategy, Chinese and U.S. Military capabilities, and regional dynamics in Northeast and Southeast Asia.
Christopher W. Hughes is Professor of International Politics and Japanese Studies, Chair of the Department of Politics and International Studies and Chair of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Warwick, UK.
Yoshihide Soeya is Professor of political science and international relations at the Faculty of Law of Keio University. He served as the Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies of the same university for six years until September 2013, and currently is the Director of its Center for Contemporary Korean Studies.
Richard Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the MIT Center for International Studies, is an expert on Japanese studies.