Strategic Relations: The US, UK, and the Asia-Pacific Region

Event Date: 
Friday, December 9, 2016
Event Time: 
12:00 p.n.
Location: 
012 Bendheim Hall

The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will hold a Crisis Diplomacy lunch seminar, "Strategic Relations: The US, UK, and the Asia-Pacific Region," on Friday, December 9, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. in 012 Bendheim Hall. James Gow, Professor of International Peace and Security at King's College, London, and William Maley, Professor of Diplomacy at the Australian National University, will lead the discussion. The lunch is open to Princeton University faculty and students only. To attend, RSVP to Angella Matheney.

Professors Gow and Maley will available by appointment to meet with Princeton students and faculty on Friday, December 9. To schedule an appointment, contact Angella Matheney.

James Gow is Professor of International Peace and Security, and Director of the International Peace and Security Programme at King's College, London. He joined King's College in 1990. From 1991 to 1997, he was responsible for a number of EC-funded projects on Security and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe, and between 1994 and 1998, served as an expert advisor and an expert witness for the Office of the Prosecutor at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In 1997-1998, Gow was an Expert Advisor to the UK Secretary of State for Defence during the Ministry of Defence's Strategic Defence Review, and contributed to work on the 1999-2000 Strategic Context Paper. He has been involved in background preparations for the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review. Gow has held visiting positions at the University of Sheffield, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, the Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University, and the Centre of International Studies at Princeton University. Gow was a former visiting fellow at LISD and remains a non-resident associate. Gow is the author of War, Image, Legitimacy: Viewing Contemporary Conflict (2007, with Milena Michalski). Gow was reviews editor for International Peacekeeping between 1994 and 1997 and is currently Chair of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism Advisory Council, editor of the Routledge Contemporary Security Issues series (with Rachel Kerr), and a member of the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Genocide Research, Media, War and Conflict, Slovene Studies, and the Encyclopedia Princetoniensis. Among other activities, he was a member of the British Film Institute In-View Advisory Board (2007-2009) and a member of the ESRC/AHRC "Global Uncertainties" Development Panel, and the ESRC/AHRC "Global Uncertainties Fellowship" Commissioning Panel (2008-2009).

William Maley is Professor of Diplomacy at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, Australian National University, where he served as Foundation Director from 2003 to 2014. In 2002, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). In 2009, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA)Maley taught for many years in the School of Politics at ANU, as well as at University College, University of New South Wales, and the Australian Defence Force Academy. He has served as a Visiting Professor at the Russian Diplomatic Academy, a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Refugee Studies Programme at Oxford University. Maley is a Barrister of the High Court of Australia, Vice-President of the Refugee Council of Australia, and a member of the Australian Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP). He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Global Responsibility to Protect, and of the International Advisory Board of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University. Maley's most recent book is What Is a Refugee? (Oxford University Press, 2016), and he has written extensively on diplomacy and on Afghanistan. His other books include, Global Governance and Diplomacy: Worlds Apart? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), Rescuing Afghanistan (Hurst & Co., 2006), From Civil Strife to Civil Society: Civil and Military Responsibilities in Disrupted States (United Nations University Press, 2003), The Afghanistan Wars (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002, 2009), Fundamentalism Reborn? Afghanistan and the Taliban (editor, New York University Press, 1998, 2001); Russia in Search of its Future (Cambridge University Press, 1995), Regime Change in Afghanistan: Foreign Intervention and the Politics of Legitimacy (Westview Press, 1991), Political Order in Post-Communist Afghanistan (Lynne Rienner, 1992); and The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan (co-editor, Cambridge University Press, 1989).