January 24, 2017

Michael E. O'Hanlon

Senior Fellow and Director of Research for Foreign Policy
Co-Director for Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
The Brookings Institution

to address

The Trump Administration's Asia Policy
ICAS Winter Symposium

Humanity, Liberty, Peace and Security
The Korean Peninsula Issues and US National Security

February 24, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Kennedy Caucus Room, US Senate
Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

On-line Registration

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Michael E. O'Hanlon will address the ICAS Winter Symposium on February 24, 2017 in Washington DC.

Michael O'Hanlon is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, where he specializes in U.S. defense strategy, the use of military force, and American national security policy. He co-directs the Center on 21st Century Security and Intelligence there with retired General John Allen. Mike is also director of research for the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. He is an adjunct professor at Columbia, Princeton, and Syracuse universities and University of Denver. Mike is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and was a member of the external advisory board at the Central Intelligence Agency from 2011 to 2012. He is a commentator and consultant on Alhurra TV.

Mike's latest books are The Future of Land Warfare (Brookings, 2015); Healing the Wounded Giant (Brookings); and Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.-China Relations in the 21st Century (the latter with Jim Steinberg, published by Princeton University Press, 2014). Previously, he wrote Bending History: Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy (with Martin Indyk and Kenneth Lieberthal, Brookings, March 2012); The Wounded Giant: America’s Armed Forces in an Age of Austerity (Penguin Press, 2011); A Skeptic’s Case for Nuclear Disarmament (Brookings, 2010); Toughing It Out in Afghanistan (with Hassina Sherjan, Brookings, 2010); and The Science of War (Princeton University Press, 2009). He continues to co-author Brookings’s Afghanistan Index.

Mike's other recent books include A War Like No Other, about the U.S.-China relationship and the Taiwan issue, with Richard Bush; a multi-author volume, Protecting the Homeland 2006/2007 (Brookings, 2006); Defense Strategy for the Post-Saddam Era (Brookings, 2005); The Future of Arms Control(Brookings, 2005), co-authored with Michael Levi; Neither Star Wars nor Sanctuary: Constraining the Military Uses of Space (Brookings, 2004); and Crisis on the Korean Peninsula (McGraw-Hill) with Mike Mochizuki in 2003.

Mike has written several hundred op-eds in newspapers including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Japan Times, USA Today, and Pakistan’s Dawn paper. He has appeared on television or spoken on the radio more than 3,000 times since September 11, 2001.

Mike was an analyst at the Congressional Budget Office from 1989 to 1994. He also worked previously at the Institute for Defense Analyses. Mike's doctorate from Princeton is in public and international affairs; his bachelor's and master's degrees also from Princeton, are in the physical sciences. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Congo/Kinshasa (the former Zaire) from 1982 to 1984, where he taught college and high school physics in French."

Mike was a featured speaker ( United States Leadership and Asia in the 21st Century) at the ICAS 2015 Fall Symposium. Thank you.