USCPF Welcomes New Board Members

The USCPF welcomes Mr. Donald Anderson and Ambassador William Gleysteen to the Foundationís executive board and Dr. Bates Gill and Dr. John Young to the Foundationís advisory board. Mr. Anderson and Ambassador Gleysteen both have enjoyed distinguished careers with the State Department. Dr. Gill and Dr. Young are both respected Asia scholars. The Foundation looks forward to their future involvement.

Mr. Anderson served in numerous important capacities during his Foreign Service career, including Consul General in Hong Kong (1986-1990) and Shanghai (1980-1983). Prior to these positions, he served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs, during which time he took part in the normalization of U.S.-PRC relations. Before these assignments, he was posted at U.S. embassies in India and France, where he was involved in liaison functions between the American and Chinese embassies following President Nixonís visit to China in 1972. After retirement from the Foreign Service, Mr. Anderson served as advisor for Asian affairs with Riggs National Bank and President of the U.S.-China Business Council and continues to maintain associations with a variety of organizations. He is now an associate with Global Business Access, Ltd. and serves as a senior advisor with Pacific Enterprises Group.

Dr. Gill is a Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies and inaugural Director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC. He previously directed East Asia programs at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute, Monterey, California, and at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, and formerly held the Fei Yiming Chair in Comparative Politics at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China. Dr. Gillís research focuses primarily on political,security, and military-technical issues, especially with regard to China. He has authored numerous articles and books on U.S.-China relations.

During his Foreign Service career, Ambassador Gleysteen served as U.S. Ambassador to Korea (1978-1981), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, and Senior Staff Member for East Asia in the National Security Council. In addition to Korea, he was posted to Taiwan, Japan, and Hong Kong, and was involved in normalization of U.S.-PRC relations under two successive Secretaries of State. He was President of Japan Society in New York (1989-1995). He is currently a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, where he recently completed a book on his experience during crisis years in Korea. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ambassador Gleysteen was born and raised in China.

Dr. Young is Professor Emeritus of Asian Studies, Seton Hall University. He is the former Chairman of the Department of East Asian Languages at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Young also taught Japanese history at Georgetown University. An expert on Sino-Japanese relations, he has authored many publications.

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