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John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies

NBR endowed the John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies to advance the study of national security issues and address critical United States interests in Asia.

General Shalikashvili, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is recognized for his thirty-nine years of military service to our nation, years of extraordinary leadership on the NBR Board of Directors, and his role as Senior Advisor to NBR's Strategic Asia Program.

The Chair provides a distinguished scholar or practitioner in the national security field with an opportunity to inform, strengthen, and shape the understanding of U.S. policymakers on critical current and long-term national security issues related to the Asia-Pacific.

A collection of General Shalikashvili’s personal papers from throughout his career is housed at NBR’s Seattle headquarters and will be available for scholarly research.


For more information, please contact:

Roy Kamphausen
Senior Vice President for Research; Director of the Washington, D.C. office

Download a one-page Shali Chair overview.

Admiral Greenert Evaluates University of Washington Student Report on Maritime Security

On March 10, 2017, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, former U.S. Chief of Naval Operations and current holder of the Shali Chair, evaluated the Task Force report on “Maritime Security in the Asia-Pacific: A Navigational Map for the New U.S. Administration.”

U.S.–China Relations under the New U.S. Administration

On March 9, 2017, NBR's John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies, with the generous sponsorship of William Rademaker, Jr., held a roundtable discussion with Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, followed by commentary from NBR experts.

Addressing Challenges in the Maritime Commons

On September 26, 2016, NBR’s John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies hosted a panel discussion on global maritime security issues moderated by Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert (ret.), former U. S. Chief of Naval Operations. Listen to the audio and read a summary.

Declaring Consistent Commitments: U.S. Maritime Policy in the Asia-Pacific

Admiral Jonathan Greenert (ret.) discusses U.S. maritime and security interests in the Asia-Pacific and provides recommendations on how to maintain regional stability and ensure commitments to allies in an interview with NBR.

Turning to the Pacific: U.S. Strategic Rebalancing toward Asia

Admiral Thomas B. Fargo, former holder of the John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies, is one of six distinguished experts and former policy practitioners who contributed to an Asia Policy roundtable assessing the opportunities and challenges arising from U.S strategic rebalancing toward Asia.

The Life and Legacy of Gen. John M. Shalikashvili

In this Q&A, Andrew Marble, who is researching and writing a biography on General Shalikashvili, reflects on the legacy of this great patriot in a conversation with Lt. Col. (ret) Roy Kamphausen, Senior Associate for Political and Security Affairs at NBR.

U.S. Defense Strategy in the Asia-Pacific

The Slade Gorton International Policy Center hosted a roundtable discussion on "U.S. Defense Strategy in the Asia-Pacific" with featured guest Admiral Thomas Fargo on April 7, 2011. Learn more about the event and access event audio.

The Military Foundations of U.S. Disaster Assistance in Japan

Admiral Thomas B. Fargo, former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command and current holder of NBR’s John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies, discusses the U.S. military’s role in disaster responses in this exclusive interview with NBR.

Admiral Thomas Fargo Named as New Shali Chair

On September 29, 2010, NBR welcomed Admiral Thomas B. Fargo, USN (ret.), as the second holder of the John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies. Admiral Fargo comes to NBR after a distinguished thirty-five year career in the Navy, which culminated in his position as Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command from May 2002 to February 2005.

Strategic Asia Forum and Gala

On April 5, 2006 General Shalikashvili's family, colleagues, and friends joined NBR in honoring his leadership and celebrating the launch of the endowed Chair in National Security Studies with a gala dinner at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., which was preceded by a private forum on NBR's Strategic Asia Program.

NBR is pleased to announce Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, who served as the thirtieth Chief of Naval Operations in the U.S. Navy from September 2011 to September 2015, as the third holder of the John M. Shalikashvili Chair in National Security Studies. At NBR, Admiral Greenert will employ his impressive experience to inform debates on critical issues in the Asia-Pacific through briefings to congressional, military, and administration officials; meetings with senior-level counterparts in Asia; and research and writing. Learn more.

General John M. Shalikashvili
(June 27, 1936 - July 23, 2011)

Read a tribute letter in honor of General Shalikashvili, longtime NBR Board member and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.