James Clad is a senior adviser at the Center for Naval Analyses and at Jane’s Defence and Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA). During 2002-10, he served as US deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asia, and as senior counselor at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Agency for International Development. From 1995-2002 he held a Georgetown University Luce Foundation professorship and was, concurrently, Director/Asia-
Trained as a New Zealand lawyer, his career has focused on Asian commercial and security affairs, broadening after 2002 to include the Middle East. He also served in the New Zealand diplomatic service.
In the 1980s-90s, he wrote for the Far Eastern Economic Review, and had fellowships from St. Antony’s College, Oxford, from the Carnegie Endowment, and from Harvard’s Center for International Affairs.
His first book, Business, Money & Power in Southeast Asia (1991), surveyed Asian capitalism, while his next, After the Crusade (1996), critiqued US foreign policy. His most recent book is a volume on political geography, The Borderlands of Southeast Asia.
He received the Secretary of Defense Exceptional Public Service Award in 2009 and, in June 2011, became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, a royal honor.
The cost for the breakfast and presentation is free for AR series members, $30 for Forum members and $50 for the general public. The event will start at 7:15 A.M. with coffee and networking followed by a full breakfast buffet at 7:30. The presentation will begin at 8 A.M. and Mr. Clad will take questions.
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