Daniel R. Russel, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Venue : VISA Boardroom (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Road, #23-03 Shaw Centre)
Date : December 21, 2016
Time : 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Price : $0.00
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join us for a round table discussion with Assistant Secretary of State for East
Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel on the enduring challenges and
opportunities facing the United States in East Asia and the forces that are
shaping the strategic environment in the 21st century. A career diplomat and long-time Asia expert,
Assistant Secretary Russel will focus on sustained U.S. engagement in the
This meeting is hosted by AmCham's Government and Regional Affairs Committee.
About the Speaker
Daniel R. Russel
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Term of Appointment: 07/12/2013 to present
Daniel Russel is the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Secretary on July 12, 2013, Mr. Russel served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Asian Affairs. During his tenure there, he helped formulate President Obama’s strategic rebalance to the Asia Pacific Region, including efforts to strengthen alliances, deepen U.S. engagement with multilateral organizations, and expand cooperation with emerging powers in the region.
Prior to joining the NSC in January of 2009, he served as Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs and had assignments as U.S. Consul General in Osaka-Kobe, Japan (2005-2008); Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands (2002-2005); Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus (1999-2002); Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering (1997-99); Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1995-96); Political Section Unit Chief at U.S. Embassy Seoul, Republic of Korea (1992-95); Political Advisor to the Permanent Representative to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Pickering (1989-92); Vice Consul in Osaka and Branch Office Manager in Nagoya, Japan (1987-89); and Assistant to the Ambassador to Japan, former Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield (1985-87).
In 1996, Mr. Russel was awarded the State Department's Una Chapman Cox Fellowship sabbatical and authored America’s Place in the World, a book published by Georgetown University. Before joining the Foreign Service, he was manager for an international firm in New York City.
Mr. Russel was educated at Sarah Lawrence College and University College, University of London, UK.