University of California, San Diego

September 23, 1997
SUBJECT: Richard Feinberg
Richard Feinberg, the dean of the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) since July 1996, has stepped down as IR/PS dean to take on new roles for the university in expanding programs that link UCSD to the international Pacific Rim community.
Feinberg, who will remain on the IR/PS faculty, has been named director of the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Studies Center based at IR/PS and has also been appointed Special Adviser to the Chancellor for Pacific Rim Affairs. The APEC Studies Center is a federally-designated center dedicated to promoting research, scholarly exchange, and public education on subjects of interest to APEC-member countries, which includes 18 Pacific Rim countries. As director, Feinberg will replace retiring Professor Lawrence Krause, who helped to establish the APEC Center at IR/PS. In his new role, Feinberg will develop a strategic plan for increasing UCSD's links in the Pacific Rim region, including Latin America.
Miles Kahler, Rohr Professor of Pacific International Relations and director of research at IR/PS, will serve as acting dean. Kahler, one of IR/PS's founding faculty members, is a renowned scholar of international relations and served as acting dean in 1993. The search for a new dean will begin this fall.
During his tenure as dean of IR/PS, Feinberg has strengthened the school's advisory board and its ties to the San Diego community, and developed new programs in Latin America and Asia. He also played a pivotal role in promoting UCSD membership in the UC Center in Washington, D.C.
Marsha A. Chandler
Senior Vice Chancellor-
Academic Affairs