Alan D. Romberg
Alan D. Romberg is Senior Associate and Director of the East Asia Program at The Henry L. Stimson, where he has been since 2000. He was Principal Deputy Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff (1994-98), Senior Adviser and Director of the Washington Office of the U.S. Permanent Representative to the UN (1998-99), and Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy (1999-2000). He was Director of Research and Studies at the U.S. Institute of Peace in 1994, following almost ten years as C.V. Starr Senior Fellow for Asian Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (1985-1994). A Foreign Service Officer from 1964 to 1985, his assignments included being Director of the State Department Office of Japanese Affairs and Staff Member at the National Security Council responsible for China. Mr. Romberg was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Deputy Spokesman of the Department from 1981-1985. His latest book is Rein In at the Brink of the Precipice: American Policy Toward Taiwan and U.S.-PRC Relations (Washington: Henry L. Stimson Center, 2003).