8 January 2009

Professor Henry Rowen of Stanford University Lectured on
Obama’s Foreign Policy Challenges at CUHK



Professor Henry S. Rowen, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University gave a lecture today (8 January) titled, “Tough Times Ahead: Foreign Policy Challenges for the New President” on the campus of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). The lecture attracted over a hundred CUHK staff, students, alumni, members of the political sector and the public.

Professor Rowen is an expert on international security, economic development, and high tech industries in the U.S. and Asia. His current research focuses on the rise of Asia in high technologies.

In 2004-05, Professor Rowen served on the Presidential Commission on the Intelligence of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction. He was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the U.S. Department of Defense from 1989 to 1991. He was also chairman of the National Intelligence Council from 1981 to 1983. Professor Rowen served as president of the RAND Corporation from 1967 to 1972 and was assistant director, U.S. Bureau of the Budget, from 1965 to 1966.

He is currently the Co-director of Stanford Program on regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a senior fellow emeritus of the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.

Professor Rowen co-edited Making IT: The Rise of Asia in High Tech (2006); The Silicon Valley Edge: A Habitat for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2000);Behind East Asian Growth: The Political and Social Foundations of Prosperity (1998); and Defense Conversion, Economic Reform, and the Outlook for the Russian and Ukrainian Economies (1994), which he co-edited with Hoover fellow Charles Wolf and Jeanne Zlotnick.

Professor Henry S. Rowen, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Professor Henry S. Rowen, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Over a hundred guests attend the lecture
Over a hundred guests attend the lecture

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