Catharin Dalpino is a participant in the Rising Powers Initiative’s Nuclear Debates in Asia project with a focus on Thailand. She is currently a contract instructor at the Foreign Service Institute where she teaches Southeast Asia. She was formerly a Sharkey Scholar at the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Affairs, Seton Hall University and has previously taught Southeast Asian politics, security and international relations at George Washington University and Georgetown University. She served as Co-Editor of the Georgetown Southeast Asia Survey and project director of the Stanley Foundation’s project on “Southeast Asia in the 21st Century.”
She was formerly a Fellow at the Brookings Institution; a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State; a career officer with The Asia Foundation; and a policy analyst at the World Bank.