Wilson Center Experts
Robert M. Hathaway has been director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., since 1999. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, he served for twelve years on the professional staff of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, where he specialized in American foreign policy toward Asia.
Dr. Hathaway has also been a member of the History Staff of the Central Intelligence Agency, and has taught at George Washington University and at Barnard, Middlebury, and Wilson Colleges. He holds a Ph.D. in American Diplomatic History from the University of North Carolina. Much of his recent work has focused on Pakistan, including the co-edited Empty Bellies, Broken Dreams: Food Insecurity and the Future of Pakistan (Vanguard Books, 2011) and Powering Pakistan: Meeting Pakistan’s Energy Needs in the 21st Century (Oxford University Press, 2009). He has authored three other books as well as numerous articles on post-1933 U.S. foreign policy.
- Empty Bellies, Broken Dreams: Food Insecurity and the Future of Pakistan,co-editor (Vanguard Books, 2011)
- “Planet Pakistan,” Wilson Quarterly 34:1 (Winter 2010): 21-27
- Powering Pakistan: Meeting Pakistan's Energy Needs in the 21st Century, co-editor (Oxford University Press, 2009)
- “U.S. Domestic Politics and the China Policy Rollercoaster,” in Suisheng Zhao, ed., China and the United States: Cooperation and Competition in Northeast Asia (Palgrave/ Macmillan, 2008)
- “Leverage and largesse: Pakistan’s post-9/11 partnership with America,” Contemporary South Asia 16:1 (March 2008): 11-24