pleased to bring Dr. Michel Oksenberg to the Marian
Miner Cook Athenaeum. If current projections are correct, the
region of the Pacific will become increasingly important to the
United States in terms of international trade and foreign policy.
Dr. Oksenberg's specialty falls directly in this area, and his
lecture will address "The United States and the Pacific Rim."
Dr. Oksenberg currently serves as president of the East-West
Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Before joining the East-West
Center, Dr. Oksenberg, a political scientist, taught at the
University of Michigan where he was the director of the Center
for Chinese Studies. From 1985 through 1991 he was senior
adviser to a Washington law firm; and from 1977 through 1980
he served as senior staff member of the National Security Council
with special responsibility for China and Indochina. He is a
member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and
chairman of the Committee on International Peace and Security.
Dr. Oksenberg has written or edited numerous books and
articles on Sino-American relations including Policy Making in
China: Leaders, Structure and Process (1990) and Beijing Spring, 1989:
Confrontation and Conflict: The Basic Documents (1992).
Please join us for an insightful look across the Pacific.