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Adjunct Research Professor

Mark J.Valencia

Dr. Mark J. Valencia is an internationally known maritime policy analyst,political commentator and consultant focused on Asia. Most recently he was aresearch associate with the National Asia Research Program. Previously he was a visiting seniorfellow at the Maritime Institute of Malaysia and a visiting senior scholar at Japan’s Ocean Policy ResearchFoundation. From 1979 to 2004, Dr. Valencia was a senior fellow with the East-West Center where heoriginated, developed and managed international, interdisciplinary projects on maritime policy andinternational relations in Asia. Before joining the East-West Center, he was a lecturer at the UniversitiSainsMalaysia and a technical expert with the UNDP Regional Project on Offshore Prospecting based in Bangkok.He has a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Hawaii and a MA in Marine Affairs from the Universityof Rhode Island. Dr. Valencia has published some 15 books and more than 150 articles and is a frequent contributor to thepublic media such as the Far Eastern Economic Review, International Herald Tribune, Asia Wall Street Journal,Japan Times and Washington Times. Selected major policy relevant works include “The Proliferation SecurityInitiative: Making Waves in Asia,” Adelphi Paper 376 (International Institute for Strategic Studies, October 2005),“Military and Intelligence Gathering Activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone: Consensus andDisagreement” (co-edited), Marine Policy Special Issues, (March 2005 and January 2004); and “Pacific OceanBoundary Problems: Status and Solutions” (with Douglas Johnston, MartinusNijhoff, 1991).Dr. Valencia has been a Fulbright Fellow to Australia (2007) and to Malaysia (1985), an Abe Fellow, a DAAD(German Government) Fellow, an International Institute for Asian Studies (Leiden University) Visiting Fellow, anda U.S. State Department sponsored international speaker. He has also been a consultant to internationalorganizations (IMO, UNDP, UNU, PEMSEA); government institutions and agencies (in Canada, Japan, Malaysia,the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam and the USA); and numerous private entities (Shell,CONOCO, and legal firms handling maritime issues).