Aspen Strategy Group

Michael Green

Michael GreenSenior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Associate Professor of international relations, Georgetown University


Aspen Strategy Group


Michael Green is a Senior Adviser and holds the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and also an associate professor of international relations at Georgetown University. Previously, he served as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC), from January 2004 to December 2005. Dr. Green joined the NSC in April 2001 as Director of Asian Affairs. From 1997 to 2000, he was Senior Fellow for Asian Security at the Council on Foreign Affairs. Dr. Green served as Senior Advisor to the Office of Asian Pacific Affairs at the Department of Defense in 1997 and as a consultant in the same office until 2000. From 1995 to 1997, he was a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses, and from 1994 to 1995, an assistant professor of Asian studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, where he remained a professorial lecturer until 2001. Dr. Green speaks fluent Japanese and spent over five years in Japan working as a staff member of the National Diet, as a journalist for Japanese and American newspapers, and as a consultant for U.S. businesses. He is Vice Chair of the congressionally mandated Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and serves on the advisory boards of the Center for a New American Security and Australian American Leadership dialogue, and is a member of the editorial board of The Washington Quarterly. Dr. Green graduated from Kenyon College with highest honors in History and received an M.A. and Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Tokyo University and Research Associate with the MIT-Japan Program. He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.