Who We Are

Pacific Forum Senior Staff

Ralph A. Cossa, President

Mr. Cossa sits on the boards of numerous foreign relations organizations throughout the Asia-Pacific region.  As a recognized expert on U.S./Asia-Pacific foreign relations and policy, Mr. Cossa joins conferences for political,  economic, military, and business leaders in countries around the world.


Brad Glosserman, Executive Director

Mr. Glosserman oversees all Pacific Forum programs and activities. Mr. Glosserman is coeditor of Comparative Connections.  He is coauthor, with Scott Snyder, of The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash (Columbia University Press, 2015), author of dozens of monographs on U.S. foreign policy and Asian security relations. He was an editorial writer at the Japan Times.


Carl W. Baker, Director of Programs

Mr. Baker is the coeditor of Comparative Connections and directs Pacific Forum programs on security cooperation and security architecture in the Asia Pacific. He has extensive experience as a foreign policy and political affairs analyst having lived and worked for extended periods in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines. Previously, he was a faculty member at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.

Pacific Forum Staff

Georgette Almeida, Executive Assistant
Shelley Brandt, Administrative/Program Assistant
Joni Lynne Celiz
, Development Officer
Jesslyn Cheong, Program Officer
Julia Cunico Gardner, Director Young Leaders Program
Brooke Mizuno, Director of Grants Management and Institutional Support
David Santoro, Senior Fellow, Nuclear Policy
Radford Sagarang, Accounting/Personnel Specialist


Pacific Forum Resident Fellows

Aung Ko Min
, Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fellow
Federica Dall'Arche
, Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security Fellow
Sarah Henriet
, Young Leaders Program Fellow
Hyuk Kim, Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security/Kelly Fellow
Woojin Lee, Kelly Fellow
Naing Win
, Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fellow
Maile Plan, Vasey Fellow


Counselors/Presidents Emeritus 

James A. Kelly, Former President, Pacific Forum CSIS
Amos A. Jordan, Former President, Pacific Forum CSIS
L. R. Vasey, Founder and Senior Advisor for Policy

Senior Associates/Adjunct Fellows 

J. William “Bill” Beagles, Boeing Japan (Ret.)
Vivian Brailey Fritschi, ISN Editor, International Relations and Security Network
Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia, Freeman Chair in China Studies and Senior Associate, Pacific Forum
Donald G. Gross, Albright Stonebridge Group
Richard Halloran, Freelance Journalist, Former NY Times Correspondent
Ronald J. Hays, Former Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command
John Hemmings, Adjunct Fellow
Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi, Adjunct Fellow
William Lee Howell, World Economic Forum, Geneva
Michael Ying-Mao Kau, Former Deputy Foreign Minister Taiwan
Tomoko Kiyota, Adjunct Fellow
Mihoko Matsubara, Adjunct Fellow
Tara O, Asia Policy Specialist
Torkel Patterson, President, Group Pacific International
Linda Paul, Esq., Ocean Law and Policy Institute
Junbeom Pyon, Adjunct Fellow
Christopher Sigur, Federal Reserve Bank, San Francisco
Paul J. Smith, Naval War College
Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
H.C. Stackpole, President Emeritus, APCSS
Timothy Stafford, Research Fellow
Susan E. Stahl, Senior Associate, U.S. Department of State (Ret.)
Qinghong Wang, Former Vasey Fellow

Board of Governors

An international Board of Governors guides the Pacific Forum’s work.  The Board is co-chaired by Richard Armitage,  President, Armitage International and former US Deputy Secretary of State and Dr. Joseph S. Nye, Jr., former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. The board includes leaders from Hawaii, the US mainland, and the larger Asia-Pacific region.


Richard Armitage, President, Armitage International; former US Deputy Secretary of State (Washington, DC)

Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Distinguished Service Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government; former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs (Boston) 


Ralph A. Cossa, Pacific Forum CSIS, President (Honolulu)

Vice Chairmen

Thomas B. Hayward, Admiral USN (Ret.) President, Hayward Associates, Inc.; former Chief of Naval Operations and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Seattle) 

L. R. Vasey, Rear Admiral USN (Ret.) Founder and Senior Advisor for Policy, Pacific Forum CSIS; former Chief of Strategic Plans and Policies for US Pacific Command and Secretary to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Honolulu)

Chairman Emeritus

Brent Scowcroft, Lt. Gen., USAF (Ret.) President, The Forum for International Policy; former Assistant to the President, National Security Affairs. (Washington, DC)


James F. Armington, Vice President - East Asia and Pacific, International Business Development, Boeing Defense, Space, & Security (Arlington)

Mary G. F. Bitterman, President, The Bernard Osher Foundation; former President, James Irvine Foundation (Honolulu and San Francisco)

Brunhilde K. Bradley, Commander USN (Ret.)

Choi Shin Won, Chairman and CEO, SKC. Co; former Vice Chairman and CEO, SK Distribution (Seoul)

Brenda Lei Foster, Executive-in-Residence, University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business; former President, American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai (Honolulu)

Haruhisa Handa, Chairman, Worldwide Support for Development (Tokyo)

Ronald J. Hays, Admiral USN (Ret.) International Business Consultant; former Commander-in-Chief, US Pacific Command (Honolulu)

David A. Heenan, Trustee, Board of Trustees, The Estate of James Campbell (Honolulu)

Lee Howell, Managing Director, World Economic Forum (Geneva)

Hong-Choo Hyun, Attorney-at-Law, Kim & Chang; former ROK Ambassador to the US (Seoul)

Irene Hirano Inouye, President, US-Japan Council; Trustee, Ford Foundation (Washington, DC)

Raymond F. Johnson, Chairman Emeritus, Caltex Petroleum (Dallas)

Amos A. Jordan, Counselor and President Emeritus, Pacific Forum CSIS; former President, CSIS. (Bountiful, Utah)

James A. Kelly
, Counselor, and President Emeritus, Pacific Forum CSIS; former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (Honolulu)

Jin Hyun Kim, Senior Research Advisor, Korea International Trade Association; former ROK Minister of Science and Technology (Seoul)

Charles D. Lake II, President, Aflac International Inc.; Chairman, Representative in Japan, Aflac Japan (Tokyo)

Warren K. K. Luke, Chairman & CEO, Hawaii National Bank (Honolulu)

Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Chairman and CEO, ORIX Corporation (Tokyo)

Lauren Kahea Moriarty, Principal, Aloha Visions; former US Ambassador to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) (Honolulu)

Robert M. "Skipp" Orr, former Ambassador/US Executive Director the Asian Development Bankl former President, Boeing Japan (Kamakura, Japan)

Torkel Patterson, Principal, Group Pacific Inc.; former President, Raytheon Int’l.; former National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs. (Washington, DC)

R.T. Peng, President, Taiwan Transportation Machinery Corp. (Taipei)

Rex C.A. Reyes, Chairman and CEO, Galaxy Group (Manila)

Jean E. Rolles, Vice President, Community Relations, Outrigger Enterprises, Inc.  (Honolulu)

Charles B. Salmon, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Office of the President, East-West Center; former Ambassador to Laos (Honolulu)

James J. Shinn, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia (Princeton, NJ)

H. Howard Stephenson, former Chairman, Executive Committee, Bank of Hawaii (Honolulu)

Barbara Tanabe, Director, Bank of Hawaii (Honolulu)

Sarasin Viraphol, Executive Vice President, Charoen Pokphand Group; former Thai Ambassador to the Philippines; former Director-General, Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Bangkok)

 Jusuf Wanandi, Chairman, Supervisory Board, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta)

Alfonso T. Yuchengco, Head, Yuchengco Group of Companies; former Philippine Ambassador to the UN, to Japan, and to China (Manila)

Ronald "Zap" Zlatoper
, Admiral USN (Ret.) Trustee, Board of Trustees, The Estate of James Campbell (Honolulu)

Pacific Forum Founder and Senior Advisor L.R. Vasey (seated, right) with Pacific Forum CSIS staff and fellows.