A Discussion with Dr. Gale Mattox and Dr. Kuniko Ashizawa

In this latest installment of the At Issue Interview Series, AICGS President Jack Janes sat down with Dr. Gale Mattox, Senior Visiting Fellow of the AICGS Foreign & Domestic Policy Program, and Dr. Kuniko Ashizawa, Visiting Fellow at the Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS, to discuss the initiatives and issues currently defining reconciliation processes between Asian countries, such and Japan, China and South Korea. Can these Asian nations learn any lessons from the progress made throughout the European continent, and does Europe itself face any major hurdles ahead as it continues down its path of reconciliation?

April 25, 2013
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Gale Mattox

Senior Fellow; Director, Foreign & Domestic Policy Program

Dr. Gale A. Mattox is Director of the Foreign & Domestic Policy Program at AICGS and a Professor in the Political Science Department at the U.S. Naval Academy. She is a former elected department chair and chair of chairs, and was awarded the Distinguished Fulbright-Dow Research Chair at the Roosevelt Center, the Netherlands, for spring 2009. Dr. Mattox served on the Policy Planning Staff of the Department of State, was a Council on Foreign Relations Fellow at the State Department Office of Strategic and Theater Nuclear Policy, and an International Affairs Analyst at the Congressional Research Service.

She has been a Bosch Fellow in Germany (also Founding President of the Bosch Alumni Association), NATO Research Fellow, and a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Mattox has held the offices of President (1996-2003) and Vice President of Women in International Security (WIIS), Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University, and served as Vice President of the International Studies Association and now co-chair of the ISA Women’s Caucus.

She has served on numerous boards, including the Tactical Advisory Council, Center for Naval Analysis, and the George Marshall Center Advisory Board in Germany, and now serves on the advisory boards of St. Mary’s College Women’s Center, the Forum for Security Studies, the Swedish National Defense University, and WIIS. Dr. Mattox published, with A. Rachwald, Enlarging NATO: The National Debates, and Evolving European Defense Policies with C. Kelleher. She is the co-editor of Germany in Transition, Germany at the Crossroads, and Germany Through American Eyes, and has published widely in scholarly journals. She holds numerous awards and has appeared on the Lehrer News Hour and other media outlets.



Kuniko Ashizawa

Kuniko Ashizawa