Dr. James Clad
Before joining the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies James Clad was U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia from 2007-09. He also served as Senior Counselor and Director for Middle Eastern affairs at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and as Senior Counselor for Policy and Donor Coordination at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Prior to 2002, he was Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and, concurrently, Director for Asia-Pacific Energy at Cambridge Energy Research Associates. Trained as New Zealand lawyer, Prof. Clad’s career has concentrated on Asian risk issues and cross-border energy projects, broadening after 2002 to include the Middle East.
In earlier years, he held positions at the Far Eastern Economic Review; at St. Antony’s College, Oxford; the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Harvard’s Center for International Affairs. During the 1980s, he had diplomatic postings with the New Zealand foreign ministry.
Business, Money and Power in Southeast Asia. (Harper Collins, 1991).
After the Crusade. (Madison, 1996).