February 27, 2017, 12:15 PM - 01:45 PM
China's Evolving Strategy in the Asia-Pacific: Implications for U.S. National Security
On February 27, 2017, the Robert Strauss Center and the Center for East Asian Studies are pleased to host Abraham Denmark, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, for a discussion on the security challenges the US, India and other Asian countries face vis-à-vis China, as well as on the trajectory of U.S. policy toward China during the first hundred days of the Trump administration.
This event is free and open to the public.
Abraham Denmark served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia (June 2015 – January 2017) where he supported the Secretary of Defense and other senior U.S. government leaders in the formulation and implementation of defense policy for China, Japan, Mongolia, North and South Korea, and Taiwan.
Previous positions include Senior Vice President for Political and Security Affairs at The National Bureau of Asian Research, Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and several positions within the U.S. government. He has authored several reports and edited several books on geopolitical dynamics in the Asia-Pacific, and has been featured in major media outlets in the United States and across Asia.
Mr. Denmark was named a 21st Century Leader by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, and received an Award for Excellence from the Office of the Secretary of Defense in 2009.
A Colorado native, Mr. Denmark studied history and political science at the University of Northern Colorado, and earned a master's degree in international security from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. He has also studied at China's Foreign Affairs College and Peking University.