Asia Society Policy Institute Welcomes New Expert on Political-Security Affairs
NEW YORK; September 25, 2023 – The Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Emma Chanlett-Avery as its new Director of Political-Security Affairs and Deputy Director of the Washington, D.C. office.
Ms. Chanlett-Avery will add significant expertise to the ASPI team as it analyzes and promotes U.S. relations with the Indo-Pacific region. She served for 20 years as a Specialist in Asian Affairs at the Congressional Research Service and was recently a Congressional Fellow on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where she worked with the professional committee staff to draft Asia policy legislation and prepare for hearings.
Ms. Chanlett-Avery has authored dozens of policy papers and reports for Congress and has spoken at many events and conferences. She was a Presidential Management Fellow, with rotations in the State Department on the Korea Desk and at the Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group in Bangkok, Thailand. She also worked in the Office of Policy Planning as a Harold Rosenthal Fellow. She is a member of the Mansfield Foundation U.S.-Japan Network for the Future and a Mansfield-Luce Asia Network Scholar, and in 2016, she received the Kato Prize, awarded by Washington think tanks for strengthening the U.S.-Japan alliance.
“We are thrilled for Emma to join the ASPI team in our Washington, D.C. office. Her expertise and experience in working with our Indo-Pacific partners will make an important contribution to the impact of our work,” said Wendy Cutler, ASPI’s Vice President and Managing Director of its D.C. office.
“Emma Chanlett-Avery’s analysis is well-respected in Washington and throughout the Indo-Pacific region. Her expertise on U.S. allies, including her focus on Thailand, will complement our efforts to deepen understanding of Southeast Asia,” said Daniel Russel, ASPI’s Vice President of International Security and Diplomacy.
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