Michael J. Green was appointed CEO of the U.S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney where he will oversee research on security, technology and trade policy issues in the U.S.-Australia alliance and the Indo-Pacific. Prior to his appointment he led Asia programs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and at Georgetown University where he holds the rank of full professor and Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy. He previously served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs on the National Security Council staff under President George W. Bush. He has also held positions in the Department of Defense, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Institute for Defense Analyses, and the National Diet of Japan. He graduated with Highest Honors in History from Kenyon College and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies with additional graduate and post-graduate work at Tokyo University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has a black belt in iaido (sword) and was Pipe Major of the North American and World Championship City of Washington Pipe Band. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Green’s recent books include, By More than Providence: Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific since 1783 (Columbia University, 2017) and Line of Advantage: Japan’s Grand Strategy in the Era of Abe Shinzo (Columbia University Press, 2022). He is a member of the Aspen Strategy Group.
Michael J. Green
Aspen Strategy Group Member, CEO, U.S. Studies Centre