China Seminar | 13 December 2001

Combatting Terrorism: Challenges and Opportunities for United States/China Relations

Ronald N. Montaperto Ronald N. Montaperto

A specialist in East Asian security affairs, focusing on Chinese foreign and national security policies and Northeast Asian security issues, Dr. Montaperto became the Academic Dean of the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Hawaii in March 2001. Previously, he was Senior Research Professor at the National Defense University where, in March 2000, he became the founding director of its Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs. Dr. Montaperto also served as Chief of Estimates for China at the Defense Intelligence Agency, as the Henry L. Stimson Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Army War College, and as Director of East Asian Studies at Indiana University.

Dr. Montaperto is the author and co-author of numerous books and publications on Asia. His 1971 book, “Red Guard: The Political Biography of Dai Hsiao-ai,” co-authored with Gordon Bennett, was nominated for a National Book Award and translated into many languages. With his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Michigan, Dr. Montaperto lectures at and participates in numerous panels, forums, conferences across the nation, and has frequent interviews with Public Television, CNN, the BBC, NHK (Japan), Australian Television, German Television, CBC, the NY Times, Far Eastern Economic Review, and the Washington Post.

Winner of numerous awards and fellowships (Distinguished Teacher at Indiana University, U.S. Army Commander’s Award in 1999, and the Superior Civilian Service Award of 2001 from the Department of Defense), Dr. Montaperto has kindly consented to talk to the China Seminar as part of its post-September 11 deliberations.