Ambassador Nina Hachigian was previously a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. She was the editor of Debating China: The U.S. – China Relationship in Ten Conversations (Oxford University Press, 2014) and co-author of The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise (Simon & Schuster, 2008), as well as many reports on Asia policy.
Prior to American Progress, Ambassador Hachigian was a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation and served as the director of the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy for four years. From 1998 to 1999, Ambassador Hachigian was on the staff of the National Security Council in the White House.
Ambassador Hachigian has published numerous reports, book chapters, and articles, including in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Quarterly, Democracy, and Survival, as well as op-ed pieces appearing in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the South China Morning Post. Her earlier book was The Information Revolution in Asia (RAND, 2003). Hachigian has been a guest on a variety of news programs. She was on the board of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs at Stanford University and was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy. Hachigian received her B.S. from Yale University and her J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Ambassador Hachigian was sworn in as the second resident U.S. ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on September 19, 2014.