The 2007 Washington Symposium will focus on The Rapidly Changing Landscape for International Education: Emerging Trends in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East Regions. Speakers confirmed to date include:


H. George Frederickson

H. George Frederickson is the Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the University of Kansas.  In 2003-2004 he served as the Winant Visiting Professor of American Government at the University of Oxford, and as a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.  He is a co-author of both The Public Administration Theory Primer and The Adapted City:  Institutional Dynamics and Structural Change.  He received the John Gaus Lecturer Award from the American Political Science Association in 1999. Frederickson was awarded a  Fulbright grant to pursue his academic interests in Korea. He has taught and lectured in Korea on a regular basis for more than 30 years and has won many awards from Korean institutions.



A. Lee Fritschler

Dr. A. Lee Fritschler is a Professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. Prior to that appointment he was Vice President and Director of the Center for Public Policy Education at the Brookings Institution. The Center runs education programs in the U.S. and around the world for government and corporate executives and others.

Dr. Fritschler served as Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education from 1999-2001, where he was responsible for setting higher education policy and administering the department's higher education programs, which include student, financial aid, FIPSE, GEAR UP, TRIO, international education, the Fulbright program, graduate programs, Developing Institutions, and the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, among others.

Prior to joining the Department, Dr. Fritschler was President of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, from 1987 until his retirement in June 1999. As President of Dickinson, he emphasized international education, undergraduate science, and foreign languages. In 1991, Fritschler co-founded the Annapolis Group, a contingent of 110 presidents of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges created to build support for liberal arts programs in colleges. He was Director of the Center for Public Policy Education at The Brookings Institution from 1981-1987, and served as the Chairman of the U.S. Postal Rate Commission, after having been nominated by President Carter, from 1979-1981.

From 1977 to 1979, Fritschler was dean of the college of public and international affairs at the American University (AU), Washington, D.C., and in charge of managing two schools, three centers, 3,500 students and some 100 full and part-time faculty. He held a number of other academic and administrative positions at AU between 1964 and 1979.

Fritschler is the author of several books and numerous articles and a member of many boards and professional societies. His books include Smoking and Politics: Policy Making and the Federal Bureaucracy, now in its fifth edition. He has been a guest lecturer at numerous schools and executive programs.


Harry Harding

Harry Harding is presently Director of Research and Analysis at Eurasia Group, a political risk advisory and consulting firm headquartered in New York. He is on leave from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he served for ten years (1995-2005) as Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs and is now University Professor of International Affairs.

A specialist on Asian affairs with a particular interest in China, Dr. Harding is the author of A Fragile Relationship: The United States and China Since 1972 (1992), China and Northeast Asia: The Political Dimension (1988), China's Second Revolution: Reform after Mao (1987), and Organizing China: The Problem of Bureaucracy, 1949-1976 (1981). His edited volumes include The India-China Relationship: What the United States Needs to Know (2004); Sino-American Relations, 1945-55: A Joint Reassessment of a Critical Decade (1989); and China's Foreign Relations in the 1980s (1984). He has published articles in a wide range of academic and policy journals, from China Quarterly to Foreign Policy to World Politics, and serves on the editorial boards of the China Quarterly and the Journal of Democracy.

Dr. Harding received the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching from Stanford University in 1975. His first book, Organizing China, was awarded the 1986 Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize, which honors outstanding books on subjects concerning the Pacific Rim. A subsequent book, A Fragile Relationship, was named an "Outstanding Academic Book" by Choice magazine, and received the honorable mention award in the competition for the "Best Book in Government and Political Science" conducted by the Association of American Publishers.

As Dean of the Elliott School, Dr. Harding was responsible for one of the country's largest professional schools of international affairs. During his ten years of service, he oversaw a thorough revision of the Elliott School's graduate and undergraduate curricula. He completely restructured the undergraduate major in international affairs, introducing a variety of new concentrations and courses on the international issues of the 21st century. At the graduate level, Dr. Harding created new M.A. programs in International Trade and Investment Policy and in European and Eurasian Studies, introduced mandatory capstone policy projects for second-year students, and pioneered an innovative series of short courses on the skills needed in a wide range of international careers. He also developed a one-year masters degree for mid-career professionals, and another one-year masters degree for students from partner schools of international affairs abroad. Under his tenure, GW became one of the few universities in the country to be selected by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Resource Center in international studies.

Before joining the Elliott School, Dr. Harding had previously been a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution (1983-94), and had served on the political science faculties of Stanford University (1971-83) and Swarthmore College (1970-71). He has also been a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, directed the East Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and held visiting or adjunct professorships at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Washington at Seattle, Georgetown University, the George Washington University, and United College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Harding is a trustee of the Asia Foundation, a director of the Asia Foundation in Taiwan, a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, a director of the U.S. Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, a director of the Atlantic Council of the United States, and a member of the Committee on International Security Studies of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Dr. Harding has previously served as a fellow of the World Economic Forum, a member of the U.S.-PRC Joint Commission on Scientific and Technological Cooperation, a member of the Defense Policy Board, and a member of the Senior Advisory Panel that advised the Asian Development Bank in drafting a Long Term Strategic Framework for the years 2000-2015. A leader in the effort to redefine and globalize professional education in international affairs, he was chairman of the Program for International Studies in Asia from 1991 to 1998, and president of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs in 1996-97.

Dr. Harding earned his A.B. in public and international affairs, summa cum laude, from Princeton, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Stanford.


Kirk W. Larsen

Kirk Larsen is Korea Foundation Associate Professor of History and International Affairs and Director, Undergraduate Program in International Affairs, The George Washington University. Dr. Larsen received his Ph.D. in history from Harvard University. Prior to coming to The George Washington University, he taught in the Asian Studies Department at the University of Texas-Austin. He teaches courses in Korean history and culture, modern Korean history, and the history of international systerms. He is currently continuing his research on Sino-Korean economic and business relations during the so-called Open Port Period in Korea (1876-1910). His current research intersects with the study of imperialism in Asia, of networks, patterns, and trends of trade in Northeast Asia, and of the Overseas Chinese in Korea.



Edward J. Lincoln

Edward J. Lincoln joined NYU in 2006 to be director of the Center for Japan-U.S. Business and Economic Studies and clinical professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business. Professor Lincoln teaches courses on the global economy.

Professor Lincoln’s research interests include contemporary structure and change in the Japanese economy, East Asian economic integration, and U.S. economic policy toward Japan and East Asia. A new book on the underappreciated importance of economic issues in international relations and American foreign policy, The World Transformed, will be published in 2007. He is the author of eight other books and monographs, including East Asian Economic Regionalism (The Council on Foreign Relations and the Brookings Institution, 2004), Arthritic Japan: The Slow Pace of Economic Reform (Brookings, 2001), and Troubled Times: U.S.-Japan Economic Relations in the 1990s (Brookings, 1998). An earlier book, Japan Facing Economic Maturity (Brookings, 1988) received the Masayoshi Ohira Award for outstanding books on the Asia-Pacific region.

Before joining NYU, Professor Lincoln was a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and earlier a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. In the mid-1990s, he served as Special Economic Advisor to Ambassador Walter Mondale at the American Embassy in Tokyo. He has also been a professorial lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.

Professor Lincoln received his Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, his M.A. in both economics and East Asian Studies at Yale University, and his Ph.D. in economics also at Yale University.


Harry G. Miller

Harry G. Miller is currently a consultant for Middle East/North African Higher Education Development at the University of North Carolina Pembroke and the Gulf University for Science and Technology, the first private university in Kuwait. He is also Professor and Dean Emeritus at the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. From 1992 to 2005 he served as Dean for the Center of Adult and Continuing Education at The American University at Cairo. The Center, with over 35,000 students was responsible for on- and off-campus certificate programs with off-campus programs in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen, Jordan, and Kuwait. From 1989-1992 he was Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. His professional service also included the past position of Executive Director of the Middle East Association of National Schools and serving on the Board of Examiners, India. Has has held many consultantships including work with the National Council for Women (Egypt), the African Regional Labour Administration Center, Zimbabwe,  USAID/Egypt and research visiting professor (China). Dr. Miller holds an Ed.D. from the Teachers College, The University of Nebraska.


Kathryn J. Mohrman

Kathryn Mohrman has served as Executive Director, Hopkins-Nanjing Center, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, since 2003. In this capacity she created a two-year MA in International Studies offered jointly with Nanjing University, China and expanded of the student body by almost 35%. Her previous positions include: Fulbright Professor, Department of Government and Public Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong (2002-2003), and serving as President of Colorado College from 1993-2002. Her awards include: New Century Scholars Program research collaboration on international higher education, 2005-2006; Fulbright fellowships at Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2002-2003 and Japan/Korea, 1992; Honorary Doctor of Laws, Grinnell College, 2005 and Colorado College, 2002; and Phi Beta Kappa.

Dr. Mohrman is currently working on "The Emerging Global Model of the Research University of the 21st Century," a UNESCO publication, which is forthcoming in 2007. Other publications include: "Sino-American Educational Exchanges and the Drive to Create World-Class Universities," in Cheng Li, ed.; Bridging Minds across the Pacific: U.S.-China Educational Exchanges, 1978-2003, (Lexington, 2005), pp.219-236; and "Chinese Universities and the Central Government," International Higher Education, Fall 2003. Dr. Mohrman received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from The George Washington University, her M.A. in American History, University of Wisconsin, Madison; and her B.A. in History, Grinnell College.


Shibley Telhami

Shibley Telhami is the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and non-resident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution. Before coming to the University of Maryland, he taught at several universities, including Cornell University, the Ohio State University, the University of Southern California, Princeton University, Columbia University, Swarthmore College, and the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his doctorate in political science.

Professor Telhami has also been active in the foreign policy arena. He has served as Advisor to the US Mission to the UN (1990-91), as advisor to former Congressman Lee Hamilton, and as a member of the US delegation to the Trilateral US-Israeli-Palestinian Anti-Incitement Committee, which was mandated by the Wye River Agreements. He has contributed to The Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times and regularly appears on national and international radio and television. He has served on the US Advisory Group on Public Diplomacy for the Arab and Muslim World, which was appointed by the Department of State at the request of Congress, and he co-drafted the report of their findings, AChanging Minds, Winning [email protected] He also co-drafted several Council on Foreign Relations reports on US public diplomacy, on the Arab-Israeli peace process, and on Persian Gulf security.

His best-selling book, The Stakes: America and the Middle East (Westview Press, 2003; updated version, 2004) was selected by Foreign Affairs as one of the top five books on the Middle East in 2003. His other publications include Liberty and Power, with Bryan Hehir et. al. (2004), Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East, ed. with Michael Barnett (2002), International Organizations and Ethnic Conflict, ed. with Milton Esman (1995); Power and Leadership in International Bargaining: The Path to the Camp David Accords (1990), and numerous articles on international politics and Middle Eastern affairs.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of Human Rights Watch (and as vice-chair of Human Rights Watch/Middle East), the Education for Employment Foundation, Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, the University of the Middle East, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Committee on International Security Studies, and A Different Future. He also serves on several academic advisory boards. He has also served on the board of the United States Institute of Peace, and was given the Distinguished International Service Award by the University of Maryland in 2002.


Susan Tolchin

Susan J. Tolchin is professor of public policy in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. She has written The Angry American – How Voter Rage is Changing the Nation (1996, 2nd ed. 1998). Together with Martin Tolchin, she has coauthored seven books, including the recently published A World Ignited: How Apostles of Ethnic, Religious and Racial Hatred Torch the Globe. Their books are: To The Victor: Political Patronage from the Clubhouse to the White House (1971); Clout: Womanpower and Politics (1974); Dismantling America: The Rush to Deregulate (1983); Buying Into America: How Foreign Money is Changing the Nation (1988); Selling Our Security: The Erosion of America’s Assets (1992); and Glass Houses: Congressional Ethics and the Politics of Venom (2001). All of the above mentioned books have appeared in paperback editions.

Dr. Tolchin served on the national board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and was elected a fellow and a board member of the National Academy of Public Administration. In 1997, she received the Marshall Dimock Award from the American Society for Public Administration for the best lead article in the Public Administration Review for 1996, and in 1998, the Trachtenberg Award for Research from George Washington University.