September 27, 2011


By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Satu Limaye will give the talk, "The Rise of Asia and America's Anxieties," Monday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is a MacArthur Chair program in East Asian politics. It is co-sponsored by the University Lectureship Committee and the departments of East Asian studies, political science, international relations, and economics.

Asia is increasingly important to the United States, but the region is also the source of anxieties. Limaye will discuss the significance of and anxieties caused by the rise of Asia.

He will place Asia in the context of broader American concerns, review the status of key bilateral relationships in the region, address some of the challenges confronting U.S.-Asia relations and conclude with some of the positive elements of the evolving U.S.-Asia relationship.

Limaye was named director of the East-West Center in Washington, D.C., in 2007. Established by the U.S. Congress in 1960, the Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia and the Pacific through cooperative study, research and dialogue.

He also worked with the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, Va., as a member of the research staff, and served as director of the Honolulu-based Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies research and publications division from July 1998 to October 2006.

He was an Abe Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy's International Forum for Democratic Studies, and a Luce Scholar and head of programs on South Asia at the Japan Institute of International Affairs in Tokyo.

He has written, edited and co-edited numerous books, monographs and studies, including Asia-Pacific Security: US, Australia and Japan and the New Security Triangle; Japan in a Dynamic Asia; Special Assessment: The Asia-Pacific and the United States, 2004-2005; Religious Radicalism in South Asia; and Special Assessment: Asia's China Debate.

Limaye earned his Ph.D. in international relations at Oxford University's Magdalen College as a Marshall Scholar. He did his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University's Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service where he graduated magna cum laude and was selected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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