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Speaker Information
Global Issues 2019

Sarasota Lectures
Venice Lectures

Jonathan Pollack


Jonathan Pollack

Dr. Jonathan Pollack was (until January 2018) Senior Fellow in the Center for East Asian Policy Studies and the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He is now a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Brookings and resides in Los Angeles. During his tenure at Brookings he served as Director of the Thornton China Center (2012-14) and as holder of the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies (2016-17). Dr. Pollack appears frequently on U.S. and International media and is a consultant to several organizations on political and military developments in Asia and the Pacific.

Prior to his appointment at Brookings in 2010, he served in senior research and management positions at the U.S. Naval War College (2000-2010) and at the RAND Corporation (1978-2000). His primary research interests focus on East Asian security and strategic affairs, the politics and foreign policies of China and the two Koreas, and U.S. strategy in Asia and the Pacific. His publications include No Exit: North Korea, Nuclear Weapons and International Security (2011); and Endangered Order: Revisionism and Strategic Risk in Northeast Asia (forthcoming).

Dr. Pollack received his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan and was a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University.