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Dr. Evan S. Medeiros

Based in Washington D.C. USA

  • Served nearly 6 years in the White House National Security Council (2009-2015) as President Obama’s top advisor on Asia
  • Longest serving Asia advisor to President Obama and a key architect of Obama’s China policy   
  • Served in Treasury Department as Policy Advisor to U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue led by Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
  • Served as Senior Asia Analyst at the RAND Corporation for 7 years
  • Georgetown University Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies
  • Served nearly 6 years in the White House National Security Council (2009-2015) as President Obama’s top advisor on Asia
  • Longest serving Asia advisor to President Obama and a key architect of Obama’s China policy   
  • Served in Treasury Department as Policy Advisor to U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue led by Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
  • Served as Senior Asia Analyst at the RAND Corporation for 7 years
  • Georgetown University Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies

Dr. Evan S. Medeiros is the Penner Family Chair in Asia Studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. His research and teaching focuses on the international politics of East Asia, U.S.-China relations and China’s foreign and national security policies. He has published several books and articles and regularly provides advice to global corporations and international media.

Dr. Medeiros’ expertise is a unique blend of research experience and practical experience. He previously served for six years on the staff of the National Security Council as Director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia – and then as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Asia. In the latter role, Dr. Medeiros served as President Barack Obama’s top advisor on the Asia-Pacific and was responsible for coordinating U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific across the areas of diplomacy, defense policy, economic policy, and intelligence. He was actively involved in all aspects U.S.- China relations for six years, including several U.S.-China summit meetings.

In recent years, Dr. Medeiros advised multinational companies on Asia in his role as Managing Director for Asia-Pacific at Eurasia Group, the global political risk consultancy. Dr. Medeiros also worked for seven years as a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. From 2007-2008, he served as policy advisor to Secretary Hank Paulson working on the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue at the Treasury Department.

Dr. Medeiros holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, in addition to an M.Phil degree in international relations from the University of Cambridge (where he was a Fulbright Scholar), a M.A. degree in China studies from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, and a B.A. degree in analytic philosophy from Bates College in Maine. He is married to Bernadette Meehan and they have a daughter, Amelia.

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Books:

China’s International Behavior: Activism, Opportunism, Diversification, (Santa Monica, CA: The RAND Corporation, 2009)
China’s International Behavior: Activism, Opportunism, Diversification, (Santa Monica, CA: The RAND Corporation, 2009)
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Pacific Currents: The Responses of U.S. Allies and Security Partners in East Asia to China’s Rise, (Santa Monica, CA: The RAND Corporation, 2008)
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Reluctant Restraint: The Evolution of Chinese Nonproliferation Policies and Practices: 1980-2004, (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2007)
Assessing the Threat: The Chinese Military and Taiwan’s Security, co-edited with Michael Swaine and Andrew N.D. Yang, (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2007)
Assessing the Threat: The Chinese Military and Taiwan’s Security, co-edited with Michael Swaine and Andrew N.D. Yang, (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2007)

 

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