Professor Donald K. Emmerson
10 December 2015
About the Speaker: Professor Donald K. Emmerson heads the Southeast Asia Program in the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, where he is also a faculty associate in the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, and a Senior Fellow Emeritus in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Emmerson’s lectures 2014-15 on Indonesia, the South China Sea, and/or Southeast Asian studies have been hosted by organizations including the China Institute of International Studies (Beijing); the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (Jakarta); the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Jakarta); the Royal Canadian Navy (Victoria); Sogang University (Seoul); the Southeast Asia Research Group (Chicago); the University of British Columbia (Vancouver); and the US-Indonesia Society (Washington, DC). In 2010 the National Bureau of Asian Research and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars honored him with an award to “top scholars from across the United States” who “have successfully bridged the gap between the academy and policy.” Before moving to Stanford in 1999, Emmerson was a Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he co-administered the Center for Southeast Asian Studies and won a campus-wide teaching award. Places where he has held visiting positions include the Institute for Advanced Study, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Australian National University. He serves on the Editorial boards of Contemporary Southeast Asia, the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, and the Journal of Democracy, and holds advisory positions with the International Indonesia Forum, the American Institute for Indonesian Studies, and the CIMB ASEAN Research Institute, among other journals and organizations. His degrees are from Yale (PhD) and Princeton (BA).