Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
I was born in the northern Mindanao town of Ozamiz City. I began my tertiary education in 1972, just as President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law and sent half the Philippine armed forces to Muslim areas of Mindanao to contain the armed separatist rebellion of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). These events shaped my intellectual and political concerns, and my work has revolved aroun...
Consulting editor, <i>Friday Times</i> and the <i>Daily Times</i>, Pakistan
Former Acting Director and Senior Advisor, Office of Health, USAID Mission in Islamabad, Pakistan
Samia Waheed Altaf, a physician and public health specialist, was formerly the senior advisor to the Office of Health in the USAID Mission in Islamabad, Pakistan. Her career has focused on the management and coordination of complex health delivery systems for low-income populations. Dr. Altaf has also been on the faculty at Pakistan’s Aga Khan University Medical College; served as a primary...
Director, Center for Korean Studies at Columbia University
Charles K. Armstrong is The Korea Foundation Associate Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History and the director of the Center for Korean Research at Columbia University. A specialist in the modern history of Korea and East Asia, Armstrong has published several books on contemporary Korea, including The Koreas (Routledge, 2007), The North Korean Revolution, 1...
Coordinator, North Korea Working Group, and Senior Advisor for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
ExpertiseU.S.-Japanese relations, Asian security, and the Japanese and North Korean economies
Chief of Staff and Principal Adviser to the Treasurer of Australia
Associate Professor of History, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of History, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
As the daughter of a thoracic surgeon growing up in Southern California, I had no idea that my parents' choice of residence and profession would lead me towards research on the social and cultural history of Chinese medicine. Living in Los Angeles, I was always aware of the global importance of Asia and the Pacific. Raised in the home of a physician, I became curious about issues related to health...
Associate Professor, The George Washington University
While I was born and raised in a small provincial town in New Zealand, my personal and professional development has been shaped, in one way or another, by events in the Pacific and Southeast Asia, and by U.S. involvement in the region. My father, a Scottish family doctor, served with Ghanaian troops in Burma during WWII, and fought behind enemy lines in the Arakan Peninsula of Burma. My mother com...
Former United States Secretary of Commerce
President Emerita, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, Georgia