WACNH Live! Asian Flashpoints
Due to the cancellation of all WACNH in-person events until at least August because of COVID-19, we are happy to be launching WACNH Live! This series of virtual events will feature several of our originally planned upcoming speakers, as well as some new ones, presenting on important international topics, straight to you at home.
On Tuesday, June 30th at 6pm, join us in hearing from Asia-Pacific Security Chair at the Hudson Institute, Dr. Patrick M. Cronin, as he discusses regional tensions amid the pandemic. Through the prism of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, he will touch on current regional flashpoints, from Northeast Asia (see his recent article with former National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster) to Hong Kong, Taiwan, the South China Sea, and South Asia. He will also discuss what the U.S. should be learning from the region with respect to COVID-19, including themes from his recent article in The National Interest, "America Needs an American Pandemic Strategy." Cronin's talk will also be followed by a Q&A. All questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted in either of the YouTube or Facebook Live chats before or during the event, so tune in here at wacnh.org and we hope to see you there!
When: Tuesday, June 30th at 6:00 pm
This event was made possible by the generous support of:
The John Bickford Foundation
Charles and Barbara Bickford
Stephen and Karin Barndollar
Helen B. Taft and Peter Bowman
More About Patrick M. Cronin
Patrick M. Cronin is the Asia-Pacific Security Chair at Hudson Institute. Dr. Cronin’s research program analyzes the challenges and opportunities confronting the United States in the Indo-Pacific region, including China’s total competition campaign, the future of the Korean peninsula, and strengthening U.S. alliances and partnerships.
Dr. Cronin was previously senior advisor and senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and before that, senior director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) at the National Defense University, where he simultaneously oversaw the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs.
Dr. Cronin has a rich and diverse background in both Asian-Pacific security and U.S. defense, and foreign and development policy. Prior to leading INSS, Dr. Cronin served as the director of studies at the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). At IISS, he also served as editor of the Adelphi Papers and as the executive director of the Armed Conflict Database. Before joining IISS, Dr. Cronin was senior vice president and director of research at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
In 2001, Dr. Cronin was confirmed by the United States Senate to the third-ranking position at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). While serving as Assistant Administrator for Policy and Program Coordination, Dr. Cronin also led the interagency task force that helped design the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).
From 1998 until 2001, Dr. Cronin served as director of research at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Prior to that, he spent seven years at the National Defense University, first arriving at INSS in 1990 as a senior research professor covering Asian and long-range security issues. He was the founding executive editor of Joint Force Quarterly, and subsequently became both deputy director and director of research at the Institute. He received the Army’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award upon his departure from NDU in 1997.
He has also been a senior analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses, a U.S. Naval Reserve intelligence officer, and an analyst with the Congressional Research Service and SRI International. He was associate editor of Strategic Review and worked as an undergraduate at the Miami Herald and the Fort Lauderdale News.
Dr. Cronin has taught at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and the University of Virginia’s Woodrow Wilson Department of Government.
He read international relations at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, where he received both his M.Phil. and D.Phil. degrees, and graduated with high honors from the University of Florida. He regularly publishes essays in leading publications and frequently conducts television and radio interviews.