Evan A. Feigenbaum

Vice Chairman at The Paulson Institute

Evan A. Feigenbaum is Vice Chairman of the Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago, an independent center established by former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO, Hank Paulson. He is also Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Asia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a leading Washington-based think tank. Initially an academic with a PhD in Chinese politics from Stanford University, his work has since spanned government service, think tanks, the private sector, and three regions of Asia. From 2001 to 2009, during the George W. Bush Administration, he served at the U.S. 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 Policy Planning Staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific (2001–2006) under Secretaries of State Colin L. Powell and Condoleezza Rice, 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. He has been Head of the Asia practice group at the markets and business consultancy Eurasia Group, Senior Fellow for Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations, and taught at Harvard University and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He is the author of The United States in the New Asia, and China’s Techno-Warriors, which was selected by Foreign Affairs magazine as a best book on Asia of 2003, as well as other books and essays.

The Paulson Institute, established in 2011 by former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Hank Paulson, is an independent center at the University of Chicago. A “think and do” tank, its work includes publications and research on macroeconomic and financial issues, with an emphasis on market-based structural reform in China, with projects and programs that lie at the intersection of economics and the environment.