Bonnie Glaser Keynote Speaker

  • Director of the China Power Project at CSIS
  • Former Member of the Defense Department's China Panel
  • Expert on Chinese foreign policy

Bonnie Glaser's Biography

Bonnie Glaser is a senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). Bonnie works on issues related to Asia-Pacific security with a focus on Chinese foreign and security policy. She is also a nonresident fellow with the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, and a senior associate with the Pacific Forum.

Bonnie Glaser has spent over thirty years working at the intersection of Asia-Pacific geopolitics and U.S. policy. From 2008 to 2015, she was a senior adviser with the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies, and from 2003 to 2008, she was a senior associate in the CSIS International Security Program.

Prior to joining CSIS, Bonnie served as a consultant for various U.S. government offices, including the Departments of Defense and State. She has been widely published in academic and policy journals, including the Washington QuarterlyChina QuarterlyAsian SurveyInternational SecurityContemporary Southeast AsiaAmerican Foreign Policy InterestsFar Eastern Economic Review, and Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, as well as in leading newspapers such as the New York Times and International Herald Tribune and in various edited volumes on Asian security.

Bonnie Glaser is also a regular contributor to the Pacific Forum web journal Comparative Connections. She is currently a board member of the U.S. Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific and a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies. She served as a member of the Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board China Panel in 1997.

Bonnie received her B.A. in political science from Boston University and her M.A. with concentrations in international economics and Chinese studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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