Pamela Kennedy is a Research Associate in the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, DC. She studies Northeast Asian international relations and U.S. alliances in Asia, including how nontraditional security challenges such as demographic change and natural and manmade disasters can impact traditional security concerns. She holds an M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. summa cum laude in Government and East Asian Studies from the College of William and Mary.