The 31st Camden Conference
New World Disorder and America’s Future
February 16, 17, 18, 2018
Evan S. Medeiros is Managing Director for Asia at the Eurasia Group. His Asia-Pacific team—the firm’s largest practice group—helps corporations and institutions assess risks and navigate developed and emerging markets.
In June 2015, Dr. Medeiros stepped down from the position of special assistant to the president and senior director for Asian affairs at the National Security Council (NSC). He had served for nearly six years as President Obama’s top advisor on the Asia-Pacific, coordinating US policy toward the Asia-Pacific across the areas of diplomacy, defense policy, economic policy and intelligence affairs. He developed the initial proposal for the Sunnylands Summit, planned the president’s summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2014, and managed numerous high-level US-China interactions.
Dr. Medeiros had previously been a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation, specializing in the international politics of East Asia, China’s foreign and national security policies, US-China relations, and Chinese defense and security issues. He also served as policy advisor to the special envoy for China and the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue at the Treasury Department.
He holds a doctorate in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science; a master’s in international relations from the University of Cambridge; a master’s in China studies from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies); and a bachelor’s degree in analytic philosophy from Bates College.
His books and journal articles include China’s International Behavior: Activism, Opportunism and Diversification and (as co-author) Pacific Currents: The Responses of U.S. Allies and Security Partners in East Asia to China’s Rise.
The 2018 Camden Conference explored shifts in global power and the ramifications for major players, particularly China, the US and the nations of Europe, in pursuing their national interests. Our speakers addressed the impact of globalization, the rise of nationalism, transformations in global economies, and the management of a range of future threats such as climate change, population growth, and cyber insecurity. How can the United States remain competitive economically, preserve national security, safeguard American values, and meet dangerous challenges from unstable countries? What role in the world do Americans want for their country?