On November 28, 2012, Sasakawa USA welcomed Mr. Randall Schriver for a private, off-the-record discussion on the recent dispute concerning the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands.
Randall Schriver is chief executive officer and president of the Project 2049 Institute, a non-profit research organization dedicated to the study of security trend lines in Asia. He is also a founding partner of Armitage International LLC and a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Previously, he served as deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs responsible for the PRC, Taiwan, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, and before that as chief of staff and senior policy advisor to deputy secretary of State Richard Armitage.
Prior to his work at the State Department, he served in the office of the secretary of defense as senior country director for the PRC, Taiwan and Mongolia, where he was responsible for day-to-day management of relations with the People’s Liberation Army and for security relations with Taiwan. He has also served as an active duty Navy intelligence officer, completing a deployment in theater for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. His political experience includes service as foreign policy director for the Huntsman for President Campaign, a foreign policy advisor on the McCain for President Campaign, a member of the Bush-Cheney Defense Transition Team, and work on the 2000 Bush-Cheney campaign as a member of the Asia policy team. Previously he served in both the Washington and district offices of Representative Denny Smity (D-OR) where he worked on defense and military issues.