Evan S. Medeiros

Evan S. Medeiros

Evan S. Medeiros was President Obama’s top advisor on Asia-Pacific and a highly regarded commentator on East Asian security, US-China relations, and China's foreign policies.

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Evan S. Medeiros is a professor and Penner family chair in Asia studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has published several books and articles on East Asian security affairs, US-China relations, and China’s foreign and national security policies.

Dr. Medeiros regularly provides advice to global corporations and commentary to international media. He is the author of "Cold Rivals: The New Era of U.S.-China Strategic Competition". Dr. Medeiros’ background is a unique blend of regional expertise and government experience. He 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 was President Barack Obama’s top advisor on the Asia-Pacific and was responsible for coordinating US policy toward the Asia-Pacific across areas of diplomacy, defense policy, economic policy, and intelligence.

Prior to joining the NSC, Medeiros worked for seven years as a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. From 2007 to 2008, he served at the Treasury Department as a Policy Advisor to Secretary Hank Paulson Jr., working on the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue. Dr. Medeiros holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an M.Phil in international relations from the University of Cambridge (as a US Fulbright Scholar), an MA in China studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

Dr. Medeiros has served on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on US-China Relations, is a member of the International Advisory Board of Cambridge University’s Centre for Geopolitics and a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is married to U.S. Ambassador to Chile Bernadette Meehan, and they have a daughter, Amelia.


Cold Rivals

The New Era of US-China Strategic Competition

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