The Banyan Tree Leadership Forum with The Hon. Kurt M. Campbell
The Future of U.S. Strategic Engagement in the Pacific
Please join us for an on-the-record discussion with the Hon. Kurt M. Campbell on the United States’ record level of engagement with the Pacific Islands and the outcome of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF). Assistant Secretary Campbell has been instrumental in the Obama Administration’s engagement of the Pacific Islands. Dr. Campbell recently joined Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a delegation to the PIF Post Forum Dialogue and led a delegation to the Pacific Islands August 1-7.
Dr. Kurt Campbell was appointed as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in June 2009. He was previously the CEO and Co-Founder of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and concurrently served as the director of the Aspen Strategy Group and chairman of the Editorial Board of the Washington Quarterly. He was the founder of StratAsia, a strategic advisory firm, and was the Senior Vice President, Director of the International Security Program, and Henry A. Kissinger Chair in National Security Policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Dr. Campbell has served in several capacities in government, including as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia and the Pacific and as a Director on the National Security Council Staff. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy, on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in the Chief of Naval Operations Special Intelligence Unit.
He received his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, and a doctorate in international relations from Brasenose College at Oxford University where he was a Distinguished Marshall Scholar.
Keynote Remarks by:
The Honorable Kurt M. Campbell
Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and the Pacific Affairs
Mr. Murray Hiebert
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, Southeast Asia Program