All Staff

Michael Green

Michael Green

Director of Asian Studies

Michael Green is the Director of Asian Studies and Chair in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy at Georgetown University. He joined the faculty in 2006 after serving as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs on the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House. Before joining the NSC staff, he was a Senior Fellow for East Asian security at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Center and the Foreign Policy Institute, Assistant Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, and Senior Advisor on Asia in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Stephanie Adams

Stephanie Adams, MASIA'18

Program Coordinator

Stephanie Adams manages events and communications for the Asian Studies Program. Before joining the Asian Studies Program Staff, Stephanie taught first through fourth grade English in Kinmen, Taiwan. She holds a M.A. in Asian Studies from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Asian Studies from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY.

Robert Lyons

Robert Lyons

Associate Director of Academic Programs

Robert Lyons oversees the M.A. degree, the graduate certificate program, and the undergraduate certificate program in Asian Studies. In this role, he serves as the primary contact for current, prospective, and former students of the Asian Studies Program, and is responsible for student recruitment and admissions, as well as the Visiting Researchers Program. He is concurrently pursuing a doctoral degree in Liberal Studies from Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies.

Irfan Nooruddin headshot

Irfan Nooruddin, Professor and SFS Faculty Chair

Director, Georgetown India Initiative

Irfan Nooruddin is the Hamad bin Khalifa Professor of Indian Politics and the Faculty Chair of the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown. He directs the Georgetown University India Initiative, a university-wide initiative that advances research and teaching around India and its role in world affairs and creates a platform for high-level dialogue among American and Indian leaders from government, business, civil society, and the academy.

Caroline Yarber

Caroline Yarber, COL'16

Assistant Director of Finance and Administration

Caroline oversees finances and administration for the Asian Studies Program. She holds a dual M.A. in International Studies from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University and a B.A. in Chinese and Government from Georgetown University.