Brad Glosserman

Brad Glosserman
  • Brad Glosserman is executive director of the Pacific Forum CSIS in Honolulu, a nonprofit, foreign policy research institute affiliated with the Center for Strategic and International Affairs (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. The Pacific Forum has provided policy-oriented analysis and promoted dialogue on regional security, political, economic, and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region since 1975. Mr. Glosserman oversees all aspects of Pacific Forum activities, including conferences, fellowships, publications, and administration.

    He is also coeditor of Comparative Connections, the Pacific Forum’s triannual electronic journal, and writes, along with Pacific Forum president Ralph Cossa, the regional review. He has written dozens of monographs on U.S. foreign policy and Asian security relations. His articles have appeared in scholarly journals throughout the region, and he has contributed numerous chapters to books on regional security. The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash, his study (with Scott Snyder) of national identity in Japan and South Korea and its impact on U.S. alliances, will be published by Columbia University Press in Spring 2015, and he recently completed a study (with Carl Baker) on the future of U.S. alliances in Asia. He is wrapping up a manuscript on the impact of the March 11, 2011, “triple catastrophe” on Japan. He is the editor (with Tae-hyo Kim) of The Future of U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations: Balancing Values and Interests (CSIS, 2004). His opinion articles and commentaries regularly appear in media around the globe. He is a frequent participant in U.S. State Department visiting lecture programs and speaks at conferences, research institutes, and universities around the world. He is also the English-language editor of the journal of the New Asia Research Institute (NARI) in Seoul. Prior to joining Pacific Forum, Mr. Glosserman was, for 10 years, a member of The Japan Times editorial board and wrote a weekly column on technology. He continues to serve as a contributing editor for the newspaper. While in Japan, he was also a lecturer on Japanese politics at the Institute for the International Education of Students. He periodically lectures at the Management Center of Innsbruck (MCI). Mr. Glosserman holds a J.D. from George Washington University, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a B.A. from Reed College.