Evan S. Medeiros
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy
Evan S. Medeiros is a Senior Fellow for Foreign Policy at Asia Society Policy Institute’s Center for China Analysis. He is a professor and Penner family chair in Asia studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and has published several books and articles on East Asia, U.S.-China relations, and China’s foreign and national security policies.
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 U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific across areas of diplomacy, defense policy, economic policy, and intelligence. Prior to joining the White House, Medeiros worked for seven years as a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. From 2007 to 2008, he also served at the Treasury Department as a Policy Advisor-China to Secretary Hank Paulson Jr., working on the U.S.-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 U.S. Fulbright Scholar), an M.A. in China studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and a B.A. in analytic philosophy from Bates College.
Dr. Medeiros is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, 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 Ambassador Bernadette Meehan, and they have a daughter, Amelia.