Aaron L. Friedberg Joins GMF's Asia Program
Washington (Nov. 2, 2011)– The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) announces that Aaron L. Friedberg, professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University, has joined the Asia Program as a non-resident senior fellow. As part of the Asia team, Dr. Friedberg will help advance GMF’s work on the rise of China and its implications for the West, and assist in shaping the GMF’s Young Strategists Forum.
“Aaron Friedberg is one of America’s leading strategists studying the impact of China’s emergence on the United States,” said GMF President Craig Kennedy. “We are delighted that he has joined GMF’s Asia Program and believe that he will make a unique contribution to our research and convening on China, as well as our Young Strategists Forum, which will prepare emerging leaders from America, Europe, and Asia for an era of complex foreign policy challenges.”
Dr. Friedberg is the author of three books, The Weary Titan: Britain and the Experience of Relative Decline, 1895–1905 (which received the Edgar Furniss National Security Book Award), In the Shadow of the Garrison State: America's Anti-Statism and Its Cold War Grand Strategy, and most recently, A Contest for Supremacy: China, America, and the Struggle for Mastery in Asia. His areas of interest include the international relations of Asia, as well as U.S. foreign and defense policy. Dr. Friedberg has been a fellow at the Smithsonian Institution's Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, and Harvard University's Center for International Affairs, and has served as a consultant to several agencies of the U.S. government. In 2001-2002, he was the first holder of the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress. In 2003-2005, he served as a deputy assistant for national security affairs in the Office of the Vice President. After leaving government, Dr. Friedberg served as a member of the Defense Policy Board and the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.
GMF’s Asia Program addresses the implications of Asia’s rise for the West - in particular, how Asia’s resurgence impacts the foreign policy, economic, and domestic challenges and choices facing the transatlantic allies - through a combination of convening, research, strategic grants, study tours, fellowships, and partnerships with GMF programs and other institutions. The Program’s initiatives include the Stockholm China Forum and India Forum; the Global Swing States Project; the Young Strategists Forum; seminars and other activities in Japan; transatlantic workshops on Pakistan; Asia-related panels at GMF’s flagship major conferences; an Embassies Dialogue on Asia in Washington, DC; and paper series on transatlantic approaches to wider Asia, Pakistan, and deepening cooperation between democratic Asia and the West.
The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.