Project 2049 Institute


Project 2049 Institute

The Project 2049 Institute is an American think tank focused on public policy in the Asia-Pacific region.

Background

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 Asia by 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 "democracy and 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 security issues) and "China studies."" [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.]

Leadership

The president and chief executive officer of the Project 2049 Institute is Randall Schriver, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State responsible for issues relating to the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He also served as chief of staff to then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage." [http://project2049.net/who_we_are.html Who We Are] ." Project 2049 Institute.]

The executive director of the Project 2049 Institute is Mark Stokes, former Senior Country Director in the Office of the Secretary of Defense responsible for U.S. defense policy toward the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

The board of directors and 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
**Lisa Curtis, Heritage Foundation
**Rodney Faraon, Crumpton Group
**Ted Hobart, Chart Venture Partners
**Derek Mitchell, Center for Strategic and International Studies

*Board of Advisors
**Dan Blumenthal, American Enterprise Institute
**Larry Estrada, Hewlett Packard
**Stewart Verdery, Monument Policy Group
**Phoebe Yang, Discovery Communications

*International Advisory Council
**Hsiao Bi-khim, former Democratic Progressive Party member of the Taiwanese Legislative Yuan
**Andrew Shearer, Lowy Institute for International Policy
**Yeling Tan, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Centre on Asia and Globalisation

References

External links

* [http://www.project2049.net Official website]


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