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Bush School To Host Former White House Asian Affairs Director Victor Cha

January 12, 2018

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Former White House Director of Asian Affairs Dr. Victor Cha will discuss the future of U.S.-Asian alliances at the first event of the new year at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University Jan. 17.

The event sponsored by the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, “Is the American Alliance System in Asia Becoming Obsolete?” will analyze America’s current regional allies in Asia and will address the future of those relationships at a time when regional instability threatens global security.

Dr. Victor Cha

Dr. Victor Cha

Cha, who served in the White House from 2004 to 2007, draws from theories about alliances, unipolarity and regime complexity to examine the evolution of the U.S. alliance system and the reasons for its continued importance in Asia and the world. During his time in the White House he was responsible for Japan, North and South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. Additionally, he was George W. Bush’s top advisor on North Korean affairs. Dr. Cha is currently senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

The Jan. 17 event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m. in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center followed a presentation at 5:30 p.m.

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