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Exclusive: Hillary Clinton’s Asia Policy Team

Hillary Clinton’s Asia Policy Team
Compiled by the China Program at The Carter Center


Brian Andrews

  • – Former State Department Official (2008-2013)
  • – Principal with The Asia Group, LLC
  • – Term member of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • – BA in P.P.E, Pomona College; Master’s in Public Affairs, Princeton University
  • – Specialties: U.S.-Asia economic policy; national security; U.S.-ASEAN economic engagement; U.S. in South China Sea



Frank Aum

  • – Senior Adviser for North Korea, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, Department of Defense





Amb. Jeff Bader

  • – Senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution
  • – Former United States Ambassador to Namibia (2009-2011)
  • – Former special assistant to President Obama for national security affairs at the National Security Council; Principle adviser to President Obama on Asia (2009-2011).
  • – Former Foreign Service officer in the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Namibia, Zambia, Congo, and the United States Mission to the United Nations
  • – BA from Yale University; Master’s and Doctorate in European history, Columbia University

Amb. Jeffrey Bleich

  • – Vice Chair of Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
  • – Governor’s International Trade and Investment Advisory Council for Jerry Brown of California
  • – Partner at the law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson in San Francisco
  • – Former United States Ambassador to Australia (2009-2013)
  • – A., Amherst College; Master’s in Public Policy, Harvard University; J.D., University of California at Berkeley School of Law


Karen Brooks

  • – Adjunct senior fellow for Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • – Top Southeast Asia experts in the United States, specialize in Indonesia, East Timor
  • – Special adviser to the assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs (1998–1999)
  • – Member of the policy planning staff in charge of Asia at the U.S. Department of State (1999–2001)
  • – Director for Asian affairs on the National Security Council (NSC) staff at the White House (2001–2004)
  • – BA from Princeton University; Master’s degree, Cornell University


Amy Chang

  • – Former Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee Staff Director, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • – Former Research Associate at the Center for a New American Security
  • – Specialties: Cybersecurity, military technological innovation, U.S-China relations, and Asia-Pacific security



Michael S. Chase

  • – Senior political scientist at RAND
  • – Professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • – Adjunct professor in the China Studies and Strategic Studies Departments at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies
  • – Specialties: China and Asia-Pacific security issues; Chinese military modernization
  • – D. in international affairs, M.A. in China Studies, SAIS; a BA in politics, Brandeis University; studied Chinese at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center


Rush Doshi

  • – Raymond Vernon fellow in Harvard’s PhD program in Government
  • – Analyst at Long Term Strategy Group
  • – Former analyst at Rock Creek Global Advisers; consulted for the Office of the Secretary of Defense; former Arthur Liman Fellow at the Department of State
  • – Specialties: China, India, and East Asia


Darcie Draudt

  • – Research associate for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • – Former assistant editor at Sino-NK;
  • – MA in Korean studies, Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies; BA in anthropology, Davidson College



Elizabeth C. Economy

  • – V. Starr senior fellow and director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • – Board member of managers of Swarthmore College and the board of trustees of the Asia Foundation
  • – Former board member of the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development
  • – Advisory council of Network 20/20; science advisory council of the Stockholm Environment Forum
  • – Former member of the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Global Agenda Council on the United States
  • – Former member and vice chair of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of China (2008-2014)
  • – BA from Swarthmore College, AM from Stanford University; PhD from the University of Michigan

Glen Fukushima

  • – Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress
  • – Former director for Japanese Affairs (1985–1988) ; former deputy assistant of U.S. Trade Representative for Japan and China (1988–1990) at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
  • – Two terms as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (1998-1999); vice president (1993-1997)
  • – Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Tokyo Club, and Tokyo Rotary Club
  • – Specialties: U.S.-East Asian relations, U.S.-Japan relations, and international political economy
  • – Education in Stanford University, Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law School

Bonnie Glaser

  • – Senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at CSIS
  • – Former senior Adviser with the Freeman Chair in China Studies (2008-2015); senior associate in the CSIS International Security Program (2003-2008);
  • – Former consultant for various U.S. government offices, including the Departments of Defense and State
  • – BA in political science, Boston University; M.A. with concentrations in international economics and Chinese studies, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Brian Harding

  • – Director for East and Southeast Asia for the National Security and International Policy team at American Progress
  • – The Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy) as country director for Asian and Pacific security affairs
  • – Specialties: Asia-Pacific, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Japan, defense policy
  • – Former research associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • – BA in Asian studies, the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University; BA in history and Japanese studies, Middlebury College


Scott Harold

  • – Associate director of the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy
  • – Political scientist at the RAND Corporation
  • – Member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty
  • – Adjunct Professor of Security Studies, Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
  • – Specialties: Chinese foreign policy, East Asian security, and international affairs
  • – Member of the Council on Foreign Relations

Jennifer Hendrixson White

  • – Professional staff member for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; principal adviser to the Ranking Member on matters relating to East Asia and the Pacific
  • – Former Coordinator of the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue at the U.S. Department of State
  • – Specialties: energy policy in the Asia-Pacific region
  • – Lived and worked in China, Burma, and Thailand on human security issues
  • – A. in International Affairs and International Trade and Development, University of California, Davis; M.A. from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with a triple concentration in China, Southeast Asia, and International Economics

Amb. Tom Hubbard

  • – Former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines (1996–2000), and South Korea (2001–04)
  • – Member of the American Academy of Diplomacy
  • – Chairman of the board for the Korea Society
  • – Former Country Director for Japan, Desk Officer for the Philippines, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific affairs
  • – BA in political science from the University of Alabama; honorary doctorates by the University of Maryland and the University of Alabama


Amb. David Huebner

  • – The United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa (2009-2014)
  • – Partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, where he headed the law firm’s China Practice and International Disputes Practice
  • – Summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University; a graduate of the Yale Law School



Matthew Hurlock

  • – Partner of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • – Specialties: private equity funds on domestic and international acquisitions; dispositions of portfolio companies; structuring management equity packages; international development programs throughout Africa and Asia
  • – A., Princeton University, J.D., Columbia University

John Ikenberry

  • – Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University
  • – Co-Director of Princeton’s Center for International Security Studies
  • – Global Eminence Scholar at Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea.
  • – Former member of an advisory group at the State Department (1991-1992)
  • – Former senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1992-1993)
  • – Former non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution (1997-2002)
  • – Former member of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Henry Kissinger-Lawrence Summers commission on the Future of Transatlantic Relations
  • – BA, Manchester University; PhD, University of Chicago

Shanthi Kalathil

  • – Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University
  • – Independent consultant on media and development
  • – Term member of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • – Former senior Democracy Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development
  • – Former consultant to the World Bank (2006-2012)
  • – Specialties: political impact of information and communication technology (ICT)
  • – A., University of California at Berkeley; M.Sc., London School of Economics

Isaac Kardon

  • – Visiting Scholar at NYU Law
  • – D. candidate in the Government Department, Cornell University;
  • – Phil in Modern Chinese Studies, Oxford University; BA in History, Dartmouth College
  • – Specialties: China’s economy, China’s policy, U.S.-China relations
  • – Studied Mandarin at Peking University, Taiwan Normal University, and Tsinghua University


Duyeon Kim

  • – Associate, Nuclear Policy Program & Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • – Former senior fellow and deputy director of nuclear nonproliferation at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
  • – Specialties: Nuclear nonproliferation, North Korea, diplomacy, Six Party Talks, US nuclear policy, nuclear security, arms control, nuclear energy, Korean Peninsula, Northeast Asia, US foreign policy, Korean foreign policy, inter-Korean relations, international relations, international security, diplomacy, negotiations, journalism, communications.
  • – MS, Foreign Service, International Relations and Security, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service; BA, English Literature, Syracuse University

Harry Krejsa

  • – Research Associate at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
  • – Former Policy Analyst for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee’s Democratic staff
  • – Former Researcher with the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs at National Defense University
  • – Specialties: China’s economy, East Asia
  • – Master’s degree in International Relations, the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University; BA, Political Science and East Asian Studies, Grinnell College with a BA in Political Science, Nanjing University in China.

Jessica Lee

  • – Director of Policy and Advocacy, Council of Korean Americans
  • – Former Senior Legislative Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives
  • – Former Director of Strategic Partnerships, Impact Center
  • – Former Senior Manager and Chief Philanthropy Officer, The Asia Group.
  • – A., Political Science, Wellesley College; A.M., Regional Studies-East Asia, Harvard University


Jeffrey Legro

  • – Taylor Professor of Politics and Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the University of Virginia
  • – Specialties: American foreign policy, international cooperation and conflict, China’s future in world politics, international norms and law, military doctrine and strategy, and the sources of foreign policy and national identity
  • – A., Middlebury College and Ph.D., UCLA.

Rebecca Liao

  • – Director–Legal Services Vertical, Globality, Inc.
  • – Member of the National Committee on US-China Relations and the Brookings Society
  • – Former Writer and China Analyst, Frequent Writer and Commentator on foreign affairs
  • – Former international corporate attorney, in Asia, North America, and Europe
  • – BA Economics, Stanford University; J.D. Harvard Law


Satu Limaye

  • – Director of the East-West Center Washington
  • – Senior Adviser at the CNA Corporation
  • – Creator and director of the Asia Matters for America initiative
  • – Specialties: Asia Pacific international relations; US-Asia defense and security relations; India’s foreign policy; U.S.-China relations
  • – PhD, international relations, Oxford University

Joe McReynolds

  • – Research Analyst at Defense Group Inc.’s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis
  • – Worked at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council for International Policy
  • – Specialties: China’s approach to computer network warfare and defense science & technology development; Sino-U.S. national security
  • – Graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Graduate Security Studies programs

Evan Medeiros

  • – Managing Director and Asia Practice Head, Eurasia Group
  • – Former Senior Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council, The White House (2013-2015)
  • – Director for China, Taiwan, Mongolia Affairs, National Security Council, The White House (2009-2013)
  • – Senior Political Scientist, The RAND Corporation (2002-2009)
  • – Specialties: East Asia, China’s foreign and national security policy, U.S.-China relations and Chinese defense industrial issues
  • – D., International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science; M.A., China Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, U. of London; M.Phil, International Relations, University of Cambridge

Jamie Metzel

  • – Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council
  • – Board member of the International Center for Transitional Justice and the American University in Mongolia; a member of the Advisory Board of the Brandeis International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life; member of the Council on Foreign Relations is a former White House Fellow and Aspen Institute Crown Fellow
  • – Former Executive Vice President of the Asia Society,
  • – Former Deputy Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • – Former Senior Coordinator for International Public Information at the U.S. State Department
  • – Former Director for Multilateral Affairs on the National Security Council
  • – Former Human Rights Officer for the United Nations in Cambodia
  • – D. in Asian history, Oxford, a JD from Harvard Law School; magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University.

Ken Miller

  • – Senior advisor at Teneo Holdings
  • – Former vice chairman of Merrill Lynch and Viacom board member
  • – Former President & CEO of Ken Miller Capital, LLC
  • – Specialties: China, venture capital, economic development, international relations, and the merger market
  • – BA, the University of Michigan; M.A., Chinese Studies, Yale University; J.D., Harvard University (1969)

Cobb Mixter

  • – Consultant, Alcoa
  • – Former International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
  • – Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for legislative affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • – Former senior staff member with responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific at the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • – Specialties: Asia, China, International Finance, International Financial Institutions, Foreign Policy, US Congress, Political Risk, Law, Energy, Conflict Resolution, Nation-Building
  • – Graduate, Johns Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies; Master’s degree in Chinese studies, University of London, School of Oriental and African Affairs

Erin Murphy

  • – Principal and Founder, Inle Advisory Group
  • – Former Special Assistant to the Office of the Special Representative and Policy Coordinator of Burma, U.S. Department of State
  • – Former Political Analyst, Southeast Asia Affairs, U.S. Government (2007-2011)
  • – Specialties: development opportunities in Myanmar; Southeast Asia Affairs;
  • – A., Tufts University; MA, John Hopkins University



Ryan Oliver

  • – Associate, The Asia Group
  • – A., George Washington University





Amb. Robert Orr

  • – Member of the Board of Governors, Pacific Forum CSIS
  • – S. Ambassador, Asian Development Bank (2010-2015)
  • – President Boeing Japan, Boeing Japan (2002-2007)
  • – D., Political Science, University of Tokyo; M.A., Political Science and Government Georgetown University;



Thompson Paine

  • – VP, Operations and Business Development, Quizlet
  • – Former, Political Specialist, U.S. Embassy Beijing / Political Section, U.S. Department of State
  • – BA, Stanford Graduate School of Business; J.D., Stanford Law School; Exchange Student, Chinese legal studies, Peking University Law School
  • – A., Political Science and Asian Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Pamela Park

  • – Researcher, Harvard Business School
  • – Former Senior Coordinator for the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, U.S. Department of State
  • – Member of the Academy of Management and the International Institute for Strategic Studies
  • – Specialties: Asian affairs, economic, business and energy affairs, public affairs and public diplomacy
  • – BA, Economics, Cum Laude, Harvard University; MA, Regional Studies- East Asia, Harvard University; Doctorate, Management, Harvard Business School

David Parker

  • – Associate fellow with the Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy at CSIS
  • – Specialties: infrastructure and economic geography of Eurasia and the Asia Pacific and the geostrategic implications of its evolution; economic statecraft and strategy in the Asia Pacific and the economic policies of China, Japan, and South Korea
  • – BA in international economic relations from the School of International Service at American University with a concentration in international finance; BA in Japan studies with a minor in economics from Tufts University, and studied at Doshisha University in Kyoto

Scott Cheney-Peters

  • – Civil servant on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)
  • – Strategic Studies Officer, NR OPNAV N3/N5, US Navy Reserve
  • – Former Deputy Director, Strategy Office, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • – Former Founder / Chairman / President / Editor, CIMSEC: Center for International Maritime Security
  • – Specialties: Asian maritime security and national security applications of emerging technology
  • – BA, English; Government, Cum Laude, Georgetown University; MA, National Security and Strategic Studies, Cum Laude, Naval War College

Amb. John Roos

  • – Former United States Ambassador to Japan (2009-2013)
  • – CEO of The Roos Group
  • – Specialties: U.S.-Japan relationship
  • – Graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School





Robert Roche

  • – Co-founder and a Board Member of Acorn International Inc.
  • – Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Oak Lawn Marketing, Inc.
  • – Member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations
  • – Founding member of the American Business Community of Nagoya
  • – The first governor from Chubu of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
  • – BA in Economics and Japanese Studies, Illinois State University; J.D. degree, University of Denver in 1988

James Rubin

  • – Former Editor at Bloomberg News, oversaw editorial issues of Bloomberg News in Central and South America, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa
  • – Former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs; Department’s Chief Spokesman (1997-2000)
  • – Former Commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey




Orville Schell

  • – Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society
  • – Former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
  • – Fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University
  • – Senior Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at USC
  • – Member of the Council on Foreign Relations
  • – Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in Far Eastern History; exchange student at National Taiwan University; Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in Chinese History

Michael Schiffer

  • – Program officer in Policy Analysis and Dialogue at the Stanley Foundation
  • – Center for Asia and Pacific Studies Fellow at the University of Iowa
  • – Former Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the National Institute of Defense Studies in Japan
  • – Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia



Jim Schoff

  • – Senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program
  • – Former senior adviser for East Asia policy at the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense and as director of Asia Pacific Studies at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis
  • – Specialties: U.S.-Japanese relations and regional engagement, Japanese politics and security, and the private sector’s role in Japanese policymaking
  • – MA, International Relations, Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies; BA, Duke University



Jennifer Schuch-Page

  • – Senior Associate, The Asia Group
  • – Former Political/Military Affairs Intern, U.S. Department of State
  • – Former, Program Assistant, Tifa Foundation (Open Society Foundations)
  • – Former Korean Affairs Intern, U.S. Department of State
  • – Specialties: strategic and investment advice and problem-solving support to leading global businesses, government agencies, and civil society organizations across Asia
  • – BA, International Affairs, The George Washington University; MA, International Relations, International Economics, The Johns Hopkins University – Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Susan Shirk

  • – Professor emeritus and chair of the 21st Century China Program at the School
  • – Professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California, San Diego
  • – Senior Director of Albright Stonebridge Group
  • – Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State during the Clinton administration (1997-2000)
  • – Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs (People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Mongolia)


Sheila Smith

  • – Senior fellow for Japan studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
  • – Vice chair of the U.S. advisors to the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Exchange (CULCON)
  • – Specialties: geostrategic change in Asia is shaping Japan’s strategic choices; Japanese politics and foreign policy; domestic politics of the U.S. military presence in Japan, South Korea






Alexander Sullivan

  • – Adjunct Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Security Program
  • – Specialties: US-China relations, maritime security, regional military modernization and U.S. alliances, and the role of energy in geopolitics, Chinese economic and security policies toward Mongolia and Central Asia
  • – BA in Chinese History, Columbia University; magna cum laude from Columbia College with an A.B. in East Asian Languages and Cultures




Ali Wyne

  • – Nonresident Fellow, Atlantic Council
  • – Former Special Assistant, U.S. Department of State
  • – Former Researcher, Council on Foreign Relations
  • – Former Research Assistant, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
  • – Former member of the Adjunct Staff, RAND Corporation



Wenchi Yu

  • – Founder and Managing Partner of the Banyan Advisory Group LLC
  • – Former Senior Advisor in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State
  • – BA, National Taiwan University; MA in International Relations, University of Chicago



Philip Yun

  • – Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Ploughshares Fund.
  • – Former official at the U.S. Department of State; senior advisor on Inter-Korea Relations (1994-2001)
  • – Former Vice President for Resource Development at The Asia Foundation
  • – Specialties: Inter-Korea Relations; Political, legal and economic dynamics of US-Korea Relations; U.S. Foreign Policy Toward North Korea
  • – BA from Brown University; J.D., Stanford Law

COMPILED BY YAO SUN, Mar 23, 2016, US-China Perception Monitor