James Clad

Member, Advisory Board

Corporate advisors, Asia and Australia.

James Clad has a background as a lawyer and diplomat and now a Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University in Washington. He was U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia Pacific Security Affairs from 2007-09.

Earlier 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.

He has also 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. His 1991 book, Business, Money and Power in Southeast Asia (Harper Collins, 1991) critiqued highly leveraged Asian capitalism; a later book, After the Crusade (Madison, 1996), delivered a realist critique of US foreign policy during the 1990s. More recent publications include book chapters analyzing Sino-Indian relations, Chinese influence in Asia, and US-India strategic convergence.

Professor Clad will be focused on providing advice to AFG Venture Group in the area of the Asian energy sector.

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