US foreign policy and policymaking; Asia Pacific regionalism; Asia Pacific trade and investment policy issues and trends; Pacific Islands economic development
Mark Borthwick formerly served as a military intelligence specialist for the US Army in Vietnam. He was also an assistant professor of sociology at Iowa State University, postdoctoral fellow of the Roundtable on Science and Public Affairs at Duke University, staff member of the House Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Congressional Science Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He served five years as chairman of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) International Coordinating Group, three years as director general of the Asia-Pacific Information Technology Summit, and three years as US director for the Pacific Basin Economic Council.
His book, Pacific Century (4th Edition, 2013, Westview), accompanied the ten-hour public television series of that name.