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Selig S. Harrison, director of the Asia Program at the Center for International Policy, is a senior scholar of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and director of the Century Foundation’s program on the United States and the Future of Korea. He has specialized in South Asia and East Asia for fifty years as a journalist and scholar and is the author of six books on Asian affairs and U.S. relations with Asia, including “Korean Endgame: A strategy for Reunification and U.S. Disengagement”.
Harrison served as South Asia Correspondent of the Associated Press from 1951 to 1954, in New Delhi. He later returned as South Asia Bureau Chief of the” Washington Post” from 1962 to 1965, and served as Northeast Asia Bureau Chief of the Post, based in Tokyo, from 1968 to 1972. From 1974 to 1996, as a senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, he pursued investigative assignments every year in a variety of countries, especially those where he worked as a journalist, such as India, Pakistan, China, Japan and the two Koreas.
He is currently an adjunct professor of Asian Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs, at the George Washington University.