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David Steinberg

Distinguished Professor of Asian Studies Emeritus
Georgetown University
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David Steinberg is a specialist on Burma-Myanmar, the Korean Peninsula, Southeast Asia and US policy in Asia. He is Distinguished Professor of Asian Studies Emeritus at Georgetown University, and was for ten years director of Asia Studies there.

Previously he was a Representative of the Asia Foundation in Korea, Hong Kong, Burma, and Washington, D.C.; Distinguished Professor of Korea Studies, Georgetown University; and President of the Mansfield Center for Pacific Affairs. Earlier, as a member of the Senior Foreign Service, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of State, he was Director for Technical Assistance in Asia and the Middle East, and Director for Philippines, Thailand, and Burma Affairs. He spent three years in Thailand with the USAID Regional Development Office.

He is the author of fifteen books and monographs, including: Modern China-Myanmar Relations: Dilemmas of Mutual Dependence (2012, with Fan Hongwei); Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know (2010, 2012); Turmoil in Burma: Contested Legitimacies in Myanmar (2006), “Burma: The State of Myanmar” (2001), “Stone Mirror: Reflections on Contemporary Korea” (2002), and “The Republic of Korea. Economic Transformation and Social Change”(1989). His latest edited volume is Myanmar: The Dynamics of an Evolving Polity (2015). He has authored over 150 articles and book chapters, and some 300 op-eds.

Professor Steinberg was educated at Dartmouth College, Lingnan University (Canton, China), Harvard University, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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