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Asia Briefing: Daniel Russel

Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute
Daniel Russel (State Department)


On the eve of the 72nd UN General Assembly meetings, President Obama’s “point person” for Asia shares his insights on some of the most important issues in the Asia-Pacific region. From climate change to the North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile program, and China’s Belt and Road Initiative to the South China Sea — get an insider’s view of Asia’s hotspots and headlines.

Daniel Russel joined the Asia Society Policy Institute as Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow in April 2017. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of State, he served until recently as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Secretary on July 12, 2013, Mr. Russel served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Asian Affairs. During his tenure there, he helped formulate President Obama’s strategic rebalance to the Asia Pacific region, including efforts to strengthen alliances, deepen U.S. engagement with multilateral organizations, and expand cooperation with emerging powers in the region. Mr. Russel was educated at Sarah Lawrence College and University College, University of London, UK.


Event Details

Wed 13 Sep 2017
8:00am - 9:30am

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021

Members $30; Students/Seniors $40; Nonmembers $50