Michael J. Green

Senior Adviser (Non-resident) and Henry A. Kissinger Chair

Michael Green is senior adviser (non-resident) and Henry A. Kissinger Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Prior to June 2022, he served as senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair and director of Asian studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, until his appointment as CEO of the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He served on the staff of the National Security Council (NSC) from 2001 through 2005, first as director for Asian affairs with responsibility for Japan, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand and then as special assistant to the president for national security affairs and senior director for Asia, with responsibility for East Asia and South Asia. Before joining the NSC staff, he was a senior fellow for East Asian security at the Council on Foreign Relations, director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center and the Foreign Policy Institute and assistant professor at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and senior adviser on Asia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He also worked in Japan on the staff of a member of the National Diet. Dr. Green has authored numerous books and articles on East Asian security, including most recently Line of Advantage: Japan’s Grand Strategy in the Era of Abe Shinzo (Columbia University Press, 2022). He received his master’s and doctoral degrees from SAIS and did additional graduate and postgraduate research at Tokyo University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Kenyon College with highest honors.