David I. Steinberg is Distinguished Professor of Asian Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and previous Director of that Program (1997–2007), and Distinguished Professor of Korean Studies. Earlier, as a member of the Senior Foreign Service, Agency for International Development (USAID), Department of State, he was Director for Technical Assistance for Asia and the Middle East and Director for Philippines, Thailand, and Burma.  Before joining AID, he was Representative of The Asia Foundation in Korea and Washington, D.C., and Assistant Representative in Burma and Hong Kong. Professor Steinberg is the author of fourteen books and monographs including one translation, and over one hundred articles. Among these books are: Modern China-Myanmar relations: Dilemmas of Mutual Dependence (with Fan Hongwei, 2012); Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know (2010, 2nd edition 2013); Turmoil in Burma: Contested Legitimacies in Myanmar (2006), Stone Mirror: Reflections on Contemporary Korea (2002); Burma: The State of Myanmar (2001). The Republic of Korea. Economic Transformation and Social Change (1989). David I. Steinberg was educated at Dartmouth College, Lingnan University (Canton, China), Harvard University, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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