Educators Council

Ralph Cossa is president of the Pacific Forum CSIS in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is also senior editor of the Forum’s quarterly electronic journal, Comparative Connections. Mr. Cossa is a board member of the Council on U.S.-Korean Security Studies and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. He is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the ASEAN Regional Forum Experts and Eminent Persons Group, as well as a founding member of the Steering Committee of the multinational Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP).

Alan C. Tidwell is the Director of the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies located in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. From 2001 through 2004 he was a program officer with the United States Institute of Peace, where he focused on conflict resolution and education. His area of specialization includes work on conflict in the Australasian region. Prior to joining the Institute in 2001, he was a senior lecturer in management at Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia, where he taught courses in conflict resolution and negotiation.


The Pacific Islands Society is actively recruiting senior educators in area studies to serve as members of our newly formed Educators Council. Members of the council will advise our Board of Directors on our young leaders programs for foreign policy specialists. If interested in serving as a member of the Educators Council, please email our Board of Directors today.