China’s re-emergence as an Asian regional hegemon with aspirations for global leadership has introduced tremendous challenges for the international system. Trade with China is a top economic priority for virtually every country and region, but China is pushing the existing rules which it had no role in shaping.  Moreover, China’s military modernization is challenging a regional security order underwritten by long-standing U.S. security posture and alliances.  Close to home, China’s role remains essential for managing North Korea, among other regional hotspots. This event will examine the nexus of economics and security in Northeast Asia through discussion with three regional and functional experts.

moderated by Roy D. Kamphausen, Senior Advisor for Political and Military Affairs, The National Bureau of Asian Research and Adjunct Professor, SIPA

Mark Christopher joined the Arkin Group in 2008 and has focused on hedge fund due diligence, fraud investigations, and international political risk. Christopher’s previous work experience includes two years at the Council on Foreign Relations, where he specialized in Chinese infrastructure investments in the developing world, as well as time at the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative in Nigeria, the U.S.-China Business Council, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and the Beijing office of the Energy Foundation. Christopher holds a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He studied for one year in China at Nanjing University and Peking University and participated in a one-year graduate fellowship at Taiwan’s National Chengchi University. He is a Truman National Security Fellow and a member of the Milken Institute’s Young Leaders Circle.

Daniel Hartnett is an Asia analyst in CNA’s China Strategic Issues Group. His research interests include China’s security affairs, U.S.-China relations, and Chinese military strategy and doctrine. Before joining CNA, Hartnett was the senior policy analyst for security affairs at the congressionally mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He also worked in the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, where he assisted in nuclear nonproliferation negotiations with Beijing. He began his career as a linguist in the U.S. Army, where he employed his language abilities during the civil war in Bosnia. Hartnett is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in political science at George Mason University. He holds an M.A. in Asian studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University and a B.A. in Chinese from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Dr. Sue Mi Terry spent seven years from 2001 to 2008 working for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as Senior Analyst for the Directorate of Intelligence. In that role, she regularly monitored and assessed political and economic developments in North Korea and East Asia. In 2008, Terry held the position of Director of Korea, Japan, and Oceanic Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC). At the NSC, she played an integral role in the formulation and implementation of US policy towards Northeast Asia, while bridging the gap between two U.S. Presidents during the critical transition period of 2008-2009. Subsequently, Terry served as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for East Asia at the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) during 2009-2010. In that role, she advised senior US policymakers on issues of strategic importance in East Asia. In September 2010, Terry joined the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as the National Intelligence Fellow. Her research at the CFR included pressing issues in the Northeast Asian region, particularly Korean Peninsula affairs such as security policy, nuclear strategy, and domestic stability issues. Terry switched careers into the private sector in late 2011 and currently works as Managing Director at Gerson Global Advisors, a strategic investment and advisory firm based in New York. In this role, she co-heads the Sovereign Advisory business, and she is primarily responsible for developing and managing the firm’s strategy, activities, and client relations in Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Terry is also a frequent lecturer and commentator at numerous think tanks, senior U.S. military colleges and leading American universities. Terry holds an M.A. degree in International Relations and a Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Georges Ugeux is the founder of Galileo Global Advisors LLC to offer CEOs, Boards of Directors and Governments independent advice on international business development, Mergers and Acquisitions and capital raising. Galileo specializes in cross border transactions to and from emerging markets. Prior to founding Galileo, Ugeux was Group Executive Vice President, International & Research at the New York Stock Exchange where he built and managed the Exchange’s International Group.  Ugeux, a dual American and Belgian national, began his career at Société Générale de Banque (now BNP Paribas Fortis), the leading Belgian bank, where he became General Manager of the investment banking and trust division. He was the Managing Director of Morgan Stanley’s Mergers and Acquisitions department in London and the Group Finance Director at Société Générale de Belgique, the leading Belgian diversified industrial and financial conglomerate. He is also a director of AXA Tian Ping Property & Casualty, A joint venture company in Shanghai, the Belgian American Chamber of Commerce and the Catholic University of Louvain Foundation. In addition, he was the president of Kidder, Peabody Europe as well as Managing Director while serving as a member of the Management Committee and the Board of Directors of Kidder, Peabody, Inc. He was put in charge of the firm’s global origination efforts and was also a member of the European Corporate Executive Council of General Electric Inc. Ugeux holds a Doctorate in Law and is Licentiate in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain. He has lectured at that University, as well as at the College of Europe in Bruges. He also served as a Special Advisor of the Program on International Financial Systems of Harvard Law School. Ugeux is a US FINRA Registered Representative with Series 24 and Series 62 licenses.

Roy D. Kamphausen is Senior Advisor for Political and Security Affairs at NBR. He advises and contributes to NBR research programs on political and security issues in Asia.  Kamphausen previously served as Senior Vice President for Political and Security Affairs and Director of NBR’s Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining NBR, Kamphausen served as a U.S. Army officer. As a China Foreign Area Officer, his career included assignments as China policy director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, China strategist for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and serving as a military attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. Kamphausen’s areas of professional expertise include China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), U.S.-China defense relations, U.S. defense and security policy toward Asia, and East Asian security issues Kamphausen is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and is a regular lecturer at leading U.S. military institutions, including the United States Military Academy (West Point), the National Defense University, and Army War College. Kamphausen holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wheaton College and an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University. He studied Chinese at both the Defense Language Institute and Beijing’s Capital Normal University. He is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the Asia Society, and the Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP).

This event is free and open to the public.