Evan A. Feigenbaum, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and Senior Fellow at CFR, Joins Eurasia Group
24 May 2010
Eurasia Group is pleased to announce that Evan A. Feigenbaum will join the firm as Director, Asia, on June 1. Based in Washington, DC, Dr. Feigenbaum will head the company's Asia practice group.
"As one of the foremost experts on Asia," Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group's president, said, "with experience that spans the region from China and India to Japan and the two Koreas, Evan's leadership and depth of expertise represent a unique opportunity to broaden and deepen Eurasia Group's research and analysis on Asia. He will be a huge asset to the firm and our clients."
Initially an academic with a PhD in Chinese politics, his work in government and the private sector has since spanned all three major regions of Asia. Dr. Feigenbaum comes to Eurasia Group from the Council on Foreign Relations, where he has been the senior fellow for East, Central, and South Asia since leaving government service in 2009. From 2001 to 2009, he served at the US State Department as deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia (2007-2009), deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia (2006-2007), member of the secretary's policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific under Secretaries Colin L. Powell and Condoleezza Rice (2001-2006), and as an adviser on China to Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick, with whom he worked closely in the development of the US-China senior dialogue.
In his academic career, Dr. Feigenbaum was a lecturer on government at Harvard University, and the executive director of the Asia-Pacific Security Initiative and program chair of the Chinese security studies program at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He previously taught at the US Naval Postgraduate School and was a consultant on China to the RAND Corporation. He has received numerous prizes and fellowships, including Olin and Belfer fellowships at Harvard University.
A frequent contributor of articles and opinion pieces on Asia to leading media outlets, Dr. Feigenbaum has written for the New York Times, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, International Security, Survival, International Herald Tribune, and numerous other publications. He is also the author of three books and monographs: The United States in the New Asia (Council on Foreign Relations, 2009), China's Techno-Warriors: National Security and Strategic Competition from the Nuclear to the Information Age (Stanford University Press, 2003; Chinese edition published as Zhonggong Keji Xianqu, Taipei, 2006), and Change in Taiwan and Potential Adversity in the Strait (RAND, 1995).
Dr. Feigenbaum received his PhD and AM in political science from Stanford University and his AB in history from the University of Michigan. He is proficient in Chinese and French, and has studied Japanese, Korean, and Russian. He remains an adjunct senior fellow for Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ms. Alex Lloyd
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