Richard J. Ellings
Project Advisory Committee Member
Richard J. Ellings is President of The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and Affiliate Professor of International Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. Co-founder of NBR, he has served as the institution’s Executive Director and sits on the Board of Directors.

Prior to serving with NBR, Dr. Ellings was Assistant Director and on the faculty of the Jackson School from 1986 to 1989. In this capacity he was a member of the school's Executive Committee and responsible for a wide range of administrative functions. He taught courses dealing with Asia, American foreign policy, and international relations (including foreign economic policy and international political economy), and was Director of the George E. Taylor Foreign Affairs Institute.

In 1984 and 1985, Dr. Ellings served as Legislative Assistant in the United States Senate, Office of Senator Slade Gorton. He was the senator's senior advisor for, and responsible for legislation on, foreign and defense policy issues.

Dr. Ellings’s publications include Embargoes and World Power: Lessons from American Foreign Policy (1985), Private Property and National Security (1991, co-author), and Korea’s Future and the Great Powers (2001, co-author and co-editor). He is the co-founder and co-chairman of the editorial board of Asia Policy and founding editor of the NBR Analysis series. Dr. Ellings earned his BA in Political Science from the University of California–Berkeley and his MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Washington.