Randall G. Schriver


The Honorable Randall G. Schriver is Chairman of the Board at The Project 2049 Institute. More

John Gastright Jr.


John Gastright Jr. is President of The Project 2049 Institute. More

Mark Stokes

Executive Director

Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Mark Stokes is Executive Director of the Project 2049 Institute. In addition to Taiwan issues, Mark’s research focus includes Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Rocket Force and Strategic Support Force, defense industry, military and political leadership, and cross-Strait relations. More

Ian Easton

Senior Director

Ian Easton is Senior Director at the Project 2049 Institute, where he conducts research on defense and security issues in Asia. During the summer of 2013 he was a visiting fellow at the Japan Institute for International Affairs (JIIA) in Tokyo. Previously, Ian worked as a China analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) for two years. More

Rachael Burton

On Detail at the Department of Defense

Rachael Burton is currently on detail at the Department of Defense. She conducted research and analysis on the Chinese Communist Party’s foreign policy, U.S.-Taiwan relations, and U.S. policy towards Burma (Myanmar). More

Emily David

Director for Research and Programs

Emily David is Director for Research and Programs at the Project 2049 Institute. She received her B.A. in Political Science with minors in International Relations and Chinese from Seattle University, and her Master’s in Chinese Politics, Foreign Policy, and International Relations from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. More


Colby Ferland

Coordinator for Research and Programs

Colby Ferland is Coordinator for Research and Programs at the Project 2049 Institute and a second-year master’s candidate in the Asian Studies Program (MASIA) at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. At Project 2049 he assists the development of the Institute's research, programs, and activities. More

Eric Lee

Research Associate

Eric Lee is a Research Associate at the Project 2049 Institute. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and previously interned with the Formosan Association for Public Affairs. More