NEW YORK, February 26, 2014 - David Blumenthal, Alan D. Romberg , Jim Sciutto and Orville Schell look at the issues surrounding the contested Senkaku/Diaoyu islands and the current state of China-U.S.-Japan relations. (1 hr., 22 min.)
Daniel Blumenthal is the Director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on East Asian security issues and Sino-American relations. He has both served in and advised the U.S. government on China issues for over a decade, including as a senior director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia at the Department of Defense.
Alan D. Romberg
Alan D. Romberg is distinguished fellow and the director of the East Asia program at the Stimson Center. He spent 27 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, including 20 as a Foreign Service Officer. He also worked for ten years as the CV Starr Senior Fellow for Asian Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and was a special assistant to the Secretary of the Navy.
Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He is a former professor and dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of 14 books, nine of them about China, and a contributor to numerous edited volumes. His most recent books are Virtual Tibet, The China Reader, and Mandate of Heaven. He is also a contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and many others. He is a fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a senior fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a recipient of the Overseas Press Club Award and the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize for Asian Reporting.
Jim Sciutto is the Chief National Security Correspondent at CNN. Previously, he had served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke. He is the recipient of several awards, including two Emmy Awards for his reporting in Iraq.