About The Bilden Asia Pacific Forum
The Bilden Asia-Pacific Forum is dedicated to building greater understanding of the broader historical, political, socio-economic and strategic realities of the expansive Asia Pacific region. The region is ethnically, culturally, and politically diverse; encompassing not only the Asian land mass, but also the Russian Far East and countries in the Americas that lie on the Pacific Rim.
This initiative builds upon years of mentorship and academic enquiry enjoyed by USNA midshipmen and faculty, as well as the broader U.S. Navy community, through the auspices of the forum, directed by Dr. Miles Maochun Yu. Since it was created in 2008, the forum has hosted dozens of lectures, events, and research projects to create an invaluable resource for midshipmen understanding of a complex region.