- Project 2049 Institute
The Project 2049 Institute is an American
think tankfocused on public policyin the Asia-Pacificregion.
The Institute was founded in January 2008." [http://project2049.net/about_us.html About Us] ." Project 2049 Institute.] Its stated goal is to "guide decision makers toward a more secure
Asiaby the century's mid-point" by "filling a gap in the public policy realm through forward-looking, region-specific research on alternative security and policy solutions... [with an] interdisciplinary approach draws on rigorous analysis of socioeconomic, governmental, military, environmental, technological, and political trends, and input from key players in the region, with an eye toward educating the public and informing policy debate." The Institute's work is done through "studies for sponsors with an interest in long-range strategic forecasting."
The Institute identifies its four "research focus" areas as "
democracyand governance" ( democratization, civil society, elections and political processes, rule of law, political corruption), " alliance, coalitions and partnerships" (regional alliances and balance of power); "non-traditional security" (non-conventional threats such as terrorism, pandemics, natural disasters, and environmental and energy securityissues) and " Chinastudies."" [http://project2049.net/research_focus.html Research Focus] ." Project 2049 Institute.] In its first year, Project 2049 aims to study alternate political futures for Taiwan and the potential security implications of various scenarios.
The Institute is based in
Bristow, Virginia, in the Washington, D.C. metro area." [http://project2049.net/contact_us.html Contact Us] ." Project 2049 Institute.]
The president and
chief executive officerof the Project 2049 Institute is Randall Schriver, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Stateresponsible for issues relating to the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He also served as chief of staffto then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage." [http://project2049.net/who_we_are.html Who We Are] ." Project 2049 Institute.]
executive directorof the Project 2049 Institute is Mark Stokes, former Senior Country Director in the Office of the Secretary of Defenseresponsible for U.S. defense policy toward the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
board of directorsand board of advisors includes a number of former officials from both the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, various individuals from the corporate world, lobbyists, and other think tank figures.
*Board of Directors
**Randall Schriver, CEO, Project 2049 Institute
**Ian Brzezinski, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
**Rodney Faraon, Crumpton Group
**Ted Hobart, Chart Venture Partners
Center for Strategic and International Studies
*International Advisory Council
Hsiao Bi-khim, former Democratic Progressive Partymember of the Taiwanese Legislative Yuan
Lowy Institute for International Policy
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public PolicyCentre on Asia and Globalisation
* [http://www.project2049.net Official website]
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