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Asian Security Scholar and Foreign Policy Innovator; Former Director for Korea Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Former Pentagon Defense Strategist

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Dr. Van Jackson is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, researching the intersection of Asian security, strategy, and technology. He is also a Visiting Scholar with the Asian Studies Program in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Jackson held positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) as an Advisor for Asia-Pacific Strategy, Senior Country Director for Korea, and Working Group Chair of the U.S.–Republic of Korea Extended Deterrence Policy Committee.

During his time in OSD, Dr. Jackson’s responsibilities ranged from long-range strategy and policy planning and studies of military innovation to crisis management and direct negotiations with numerous Asian government ministries. He was a contributor to the 2013 Strategic Choices Management Review, the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review, and OSD’s implementation of the U.S. policy of rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Jackson advised the White House and Secretary of Defense on crisis management and strategic courses of action through two Korean Peninsula crises, represented the Department in direct negotiations with North Korea addressing its nuclear program, and helped establish the first extended deterrence consultation mechanisms with South Korea and Japan. He is the recipient of multiple awards in OSD, including the Exceptional Civilian Service Medal.

Complementing his work in strategy and foreign policy, Dr. Jackson teaches courses on Asian security, Korea-Japan relations, and grand strategy at Georgetown University and the Catholic University of America, and is a rotating lecturer in the Naval Postgraduate School’s Regional Security Education Program. He has additionally delivered guest lectures at a number of schools nationally, including the U.S. National War College, U.S. Naval War College, and Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Jackson was also a nonresident James A. Kelly Fellow in Korean Studies with the Pacific Forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His research has appeared in International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Asian Security, Comparative Strategy, Contemporary Security Policy, and Far Eastern Economic Review, and he is the author of a forthcoming manuscript on U.S.-North Korea relations. He holds a PhD in world politics from the Catholic University of America and was formerly selected as one of the “Top 99 under 33” foreign policy leaders by Diplomatic Courier magazine. Dr. Jackson started his career in the U.S. Air Force as a Korean Linguist and Intelligence Analyst.

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  • Attack of the Drones: Preparing for the Newest Type of Provocations

    On several occasions since 2013, crashed North Korean drones have been discovered in strategically significant areas in South Korea. Do North Korean drones represent a threat to Korean security? How is North Korea likely to use drones against South Korea and why? In this presentation at the Korea Economic Institute of America, Dr. Jackson presents the first framework for answering these questions and more relating to North Korean drones and Korean Peninsula strategy.

  • The U.S.-Korea Alliance: Moving into the 21st Century

    The Cold War is over. South Korea has become an advanced industrial economy with a modern military, while North Korea's military is increasingly decrepit. Why is the U.S. alliance with South Korea still necessary? This presentation to the U.S. Naval War College places the U.S.-Korea alliance in the context of Asia's contemporary security environment, arguing that while regional circumstances have changed, the U.S.-Korea alliance is more necessary to regional security than at any point in the last 25 years.

  • The New Logic of Asian Security

    The trend of strategic hedging is pervasive in Asia, and this presentation at the National Bureau of Asian Research explains why. Asian states look to the United States for security, yet prioritize its economic relationship with China over others. Military modernization and arms racing is pervasive, yet there are almost no declared adversaries in the region. And there is little appetite for either rules-based institutions or new alliances. All this points to hedging, driven by the growing complexity of the Asian security landscape and the uncertainty facing decision-makers about a future regional order.

  • Assessing North Korea's Alternative Futures

    Does Kim Jong-un really run North Korea? How long can he stay in power? What is likely to precipitate political change in North Korea, and what will different types of political change mean for regional stability? This presentation at the Center for Strategic & International Studies surveys the "most likely" alternative futures North Korea faces, and considers what that means for South Korea, the future of its alliances with the United States, and implications for nuclear proliferation.

  • East Asia's Historial Memory Gap: Implications for Geopolitics

    How does remembrance of Japan's colonial era affect contemporary geopolitics? As the U.S. pursues its policy of "rebalancing" to Asia, cooperation among its allies and partners is crucial for sustaining not only U.S. influence, but regional stability as well. In this talk, Dr. Van Jackson explains that Japan's failure to reconcile with its past, combined with the domestic politicization of history in China and South Korea, risks creating an entirely new regional alignment in Northeast Asia.

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Van Jackson, PhD

Asian Security Scholar and Foreign Policy Innovator; Former Director for Korea Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Former Pentagon Defense Strategist

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Van Jackson, PhD Biography

Dr. Van Jackson is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, researching the intersection of Asian security, strategy, and technology. He is also a Visiting Scholar with the Asian Studies Program in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Jackson held positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) as an Advisor for Asia-Pacific Strategy, Senior Country Director for Korea, and Working Group Chair of the U.S.–Republic of Korea Extended Deterrence Policy Committee.

During his time in OSD, Dr. Jackson’s responsibilities ranged from long-range strategy and policy planning and studies of military innovation to crisis management and direct negotiations with numerous Asian government ministries. He was a contributor to the 2013 Strategic Choices Management Review, the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review, and OSD’s implementation of the U.S. policy of rebalancing to the Asia-Pacific. From 2009 to 2012, Dr. Jackson advised the White House and Secretary of Defense on crisis management and strategic courses of action through two Korean Peninsula crises, represented the Department in direct negotiations with North Korea addressing its nuclear program, and helped establish the first extended deterrence consultation mechanisms with South Korea and Japan. He is the recipient of multiple awards in OSD, including the Exceptional Civilian Service Medal.

Complementing his work in strategy and foreign policy, Dr. Jackson teaches courses on Asian security, Korea-Japan relations, and grand strategy at Georgetown University and the Catholic University of America, and is a rotating lecturer in the Naval Postgraduate School’s Regional Security Education Program. He has additionally delivered guest lectures at a number of schools nationally, including the U.S. National War College, U.S. Naval War College, and Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Jackson was also a nonresident James A. Kelly Fellow in Korean Studies with the Pacific Forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His research has appeared in International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Asian Security, Comparative Strategy, Contemporary Security Policy, and Far Eastern Economic Review, and he is the author of a forthcoming manuscript on U.S.-North Korea relations. He holds a PhD in world politics from the Catholic University of America and was formerly selected as one of the “Top 99 under 33” foreign policy leaders by Diplomatic Courier magazine. Dr. Jackson started his career in the U.S. Air Force as a Korean Linguist and Intelligence Analyst.

Van Jackson, PhD Videos

  • New Assessments of the North Korea Threat
  • Attack of the Drones: Preparing for the Newest Type of Provocation

Van Jackson, PhD Speaking Topics

  • Attack of the Drones: Preparing for the Newest Type of Provocations

    On several occasions since 2013, crashed North Korean drones have been discovered in strategically significant areas in South Korea. Do North Korean drones represent a threat to Korean security? How is North Korea likely to use drones against South Korea and why? In this presentation at the Korea Economic Institute of America, Dr. Jackson presents the first framework for answering these questions and more relating to North Korean drones and Korean Peninsula strategy.

  • The U.S.-Korea Alliance: Moving into the 21st Century

    The Cold War is over. South Korea has become an advanced industrial economy with a modern military, while North Korea's military is increasingly decrepit. Why is the U.S. alliance with South Korea still necessary? This presentation to the U.S. Naval War College places the U.S.-Korea alliance in the context of Asia's contemporary security environment, arguing that while regional circumstances have changed, the U.S.-Korea alliance is more necessary to regional security than at any point in the last 25 years.

  • The New Logic of Asian Security

    The trend of strategic hedging is pervasive in Asia, and this presentation at the National Bureau of Asian Research explains why. Asian states look to the United States for security, yet prioritize its economic relationship with China over others. Military modernization and arms racing is pervasive, yet there are almost no declared adversaries in the region. And there is little appetite for either rules-based institutions or new alliances. All this points to hedging, driven by the growing complexity of the Asian security landscape and the uncertainty facing decision-makers about a future regional order.

  • Assessing North Korea's Alternative Futures

    Does Kim Jong-un really run North Korea? How long can he stay in power? What is likely to precipitate political change in North Korea, and what will different types of political change mean for regional stability? This presentation at the Center for Strategic & International Studies surveys the "most likely" alternative futures North Korea faces, and considers what that means for South Korea, the future of its alliances with the United States, and implications for nuclear proliferation.

  • East Asia's Historial Memory Gap: Implications for Geopolitics

    How does remembrance of Japan's colonial era affect contemporary geopolitics? As the U.S. pursues its policy of "rebalancing" to Asia, cooperation among its allies and partners is crucial for sustaining not only U.S. influence, but regional stability as well. In this talk, Dr. Van Jackson explains that Japan's failure to reconcile with its past, combined with the domestic politicization of history in China and South Korea, risks creating an entirely new regional alignment in Northeast Asia.

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  • How to book Van Jackson, PhD?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Van Jackson, PhD for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Van Jackson, PhD, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Van Jackson, PhD or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Van Jackson, PhD?

    Booking fees for Van Jackson, PhD, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Van Jackson, PhD, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Van Jackson, PhD?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Van Jackson, PhD for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Van Jackson, PhD for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Van Jackson, PhD or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Van Jackson, PhD or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Van Jackson, PhD is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Van Jackson, PhD for your event is available upon request. Van Jackson, PhD generally travels from Alexandria, VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sarah O. Ladislaw, Scott Miller, Yu Ye, Christopher K. Johnson and Douglas Rushkoff. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Van Jackson, PhD for an upcoming event.

Van Jackson, PhD Speaker Videos

  • New Assessments of the North Korea Threat
    Attack of the Drones: Preparing for the Newest Type of Provocation

Van Jackson, PhD Speaking Topics

  • Attack of the Drones: Preparing for the Newest Type of Provocations

    On several occasions since 2013, crashed North Korean drones have been discovered in strategically significant areas in South Korea. Do North Korean drones represent a threat to Korean security? How is North Korea likely to use drones against South Korea and why? In this presentation at the Korea Economic Institute of America, Dr. Jackson presents the first framework for answering these questions and more relating to North Korean drones and Korean Peninsula strategy.

  • The U.S.-Korea Alliance: Moving into the 21st Century

    The Cold War is over. South Korea has become an advanced industrial economy with a modern military, while North Korea's military is increasingly decrepit. Why is the U.S. alliance with South Korea still necessary? This presentation to the U.S. Naval War College places the U.S.-Korea alliance in the context of Asia's contemporary security environment, arguing that while regional circumstances have changed, the U.S.-Korea alliance is more necessary to regional security than at any point in the last 25 years.

  • The New Logic of Asian Security

    The trend of strategic hedging is pervasive in Asia, and this presentation at the National Bureau of Asian Research explains why. Asian states look to the United States for security, yet prioritize its economic relationship with China over others. Military modernization and arms racing is pervasive, yet there are almost no declared adversaries in the region. And there is little appetite for either rules-based institutions or new alliances. All this points to hedging, driven by the growing complexity of the Asian security landscape and the uncertainty facing decision-makers about a future regional order.

  • Assessing North Korea's Alternative Futures

    Does Kim Jong-un really run North Korea? How long can he stay in power? What is likely to precipitate political change in North Korea, and what will different types of political change mean for regional stability? This presentation at the Center for Strategic & International Studies surveys the "most likely" alternative futures North Korea faces, and considers what that means for South Korea, the future of its alliances with the United States, and implications for nuclear proliferation.

  • East Asia's Historial Memory Gap: Implications for Geopolitics

    How does remembrance of Japan's colonial era affect contemporary geopolitics? As the U.S. pursues its policy of "rebalancing" to Asia, cooperation among its allies and partners is crucial for sustaining not only U.S. influence, but regional stability as well. In this talk, Dr. Van Jackson explains that Japan's failure to reconcile with its past, combined with the domestic politicization of history in China and South Korea, risks creating an entirely new regional alignment in Northeast Asia.

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