Evan A. Feigenbaum is Vice Chairman of the Paulson Institute. He is also Nonresident Senior Associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Initially an academic, with a Ph. D. in Chinese politics from Stanford University, his work has since spanned government service, think tanks, the private sector, and three regions of Asia—East, Central, and South.

From 2001 to 2009, he served at the U.S. State Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia, Member of the Policy Planning Staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific, and as an adviser on China to Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick, with whom he worked closely in the development of the U.S.-China senior dialogue.

Outside of government, Feigenbaum has been Head of the Asia practice group at Eurasia Group, a global political risk consulting firm working principally for financial institutions and corporate clients; Senior Fellow for Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations; and taught at Harvard University, and at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He is the author of three books and monographs, most recently The United States in the New Asia, and numerous essays.

Last Updated: November 17, 2014

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