Brad Glosserman

Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Pacific Forum

Brad Glosserman is senior adviser of the Pacific Forum in Honolulu, an independent program of the Washington-based Pacific Forum (Pacific Forum). The Pacific Forum has provided policy-oriented analysis and promoted dialogue on regional security, political, economic, and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region since 1975. Mr. Glosserman oversees all aspects of Pacific Forum activities, including conferences, fellowships, publications, and administration. He is coeditor of Comparative Connections, the Pacific Forum’s triannual journal and writes, along with Pacific Forum president Ralph Cossa, the regional review. He is also the coauthor, with Scott Synder, of The Japan-South Korea Identity Clash (Columbia University Press, 2015), a study of national identity in Japan and South Korea and its impact on U.S. alliances. He recently completed a three-year study with Pacific Forum director of programs Carl Baker on the future of U.S. alliances in Asia and is finalizing a study on the impact of the March 11, 2011, “triple catastrophe” on Japan.

Mr. Glosserman is the editor, with Tae-hyo Kim, of The Future of U.S.-Korea-Japan Relations: Balancing Values and Interests (Pacific Forum, 2004). He is also the English-language editor of the journal of the New Asia Research Institute (NARI) in Seoul. His opinion pieces and commentary regularly appear in media around the globe, and he has written dozens of monographs on U.S. foreign policy and Asian security relations. Other articles have appeared in scholarly journals throughout the region, and he has contributed numerous chapters to books on regional security. He is a frequent participant in U.S. State Department visiting lecture programs and speaks at conferences, research institutes, and universities around the world. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the Management Center of Innsbruck (MCI). Prior to joining Pacific Forum, Mr. Glosserman was, for 10 years, a member of The Japan Times editorial board, and he continues to serve as a contributing editor for that newspaper. While in Japan, he also was a lecturer on Japanese politics at the Institute for the International Education of Students. Mr. Glosserman holds a J.D. from George Washington University, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a B.A. from Reed College.