China Seminar | 12 August 2010

The U.S., China and Asian Regional Security: Challenges and Opportunities

Daniel W. Piccuta Daniel W. Piccuta

US-China relations of late over a number of issues from the political, through the economic, and to the military have been of concern to a global audience. The China Seminar is fortunate to listen to Mr. Piccuta, who participates in policy-level advice and discourse, elucidate the give-and-take of US-China diplomatic relations.

Mr. Piccuta is the Foreign Policy Advisor to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii. Previously, he served as Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China from May 2007 to July 2009. Mr. Piccuta has served on the Foreign Service Board of Examiners of the State Department, was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg, served as Deputy Executive Director of the Executive Secretariat and held executive management positions at the U.S. Embassies in Belgrade and Beijing and at the Consulate General in Milan, Beijing and Guangzhou. Prior to foreign service, he was in private law practice in Los Angeles and was Vice President and Assistant Counsel at Standard Chartered Bank’s California subsidiary, Union Bank. A member of the California Bar, he received his JD from USC. He completed further studies in Chinese language and law at East China College of Law in Shanghai, and at Fu Jen and Soochow Universities in Taiwan. His foreign languages are Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish, and Serbian.