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U.S. Foreign Policy towards China

David Shear, Deputy Assistant Secretary, State Department

Dec 1, 2010 4:30 p.m.– 6:00 pm Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

David Shear, Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State will speak upon U.S.-China Relations and give an assessment on the current situation inNortheast Asia.

Mr. Shear joined the Foreign Service in 1982 and has has served in Sapporo, Beijing, Tokyo, and Kuala Lumpur. In Washington, he has served in the Offices of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean Affairs and as the Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs. He was Director of the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs in 2008-2009 and was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary in 2009.

Mr. Shear was a Rusk Fellow at Georgetown University and is the recipient of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award and the Defense Department’s Civilian Meritorious Service Award for his work in U.S.-Japan defense relations. Mr. Shear graduated from Earlham College and has a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the John’s Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He speaks Chinese and Japanese.