December 18, 2009, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA hosted a luncheon with
Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell, the Administration’s top policymaker on Asian affairs to discuss issues facing Japan, America and Asia.
Dr. Campbell became the Assistant Secretary of State in June 2009. Prior to that, he was the CEO and Co-Founder of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and concurrently served as the director of the Aspen Strategy Group and chairman of the Editorial Board of the Washington Quarterly. He was the founder of StratAsia, a strategic advisory firm, and was the senior vice president, director of the International Security Program, and Henry A. Kissinger Chair in
National Security Policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He was also associate professor of public policy and international relations at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and assistant director of the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.
Campbell has served in several capacities in government, including as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia and the Pacific, a Director on the National Security Council Staff, Deputy Special Counselor to the President for NAFTA in the White House, and White House fellow at the Department of the Treasury.
Co-sponsored by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, the briefing was by invitation and was off-the-record.