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Nina Hachigian

Nina Hachigian

Jesse Melgar

From 2014 to 2017, Ambassador Hachigian served as U.S. Ambassador to the  Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). During her tenure, the United  States established a strategic partnership with ASEAN, held the first Leaders’  Summit in the United States, and grew the youth program to over 100,000  members. She was awarded the State Department’s Superior Honor Award for  her service. She is also a founder of WASA, Women Ambassadors Serving  America. 

Earlier, Ambassador Hachigian was a Senior Fellow and a Senior Vice President  at the Center for American Progress and the director of the RAND Center for  Asia Pacific Policy for four years. Ambassador Hachigian served on the staff of  the National Security Council in the Clinton White House. She is 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).  

Ambassador Hachigian was a founding Board member of the State Department’s  International Security Advisory Board. Hachigian received her B.S. from Yale  University, magna cum laude, and her J.D. from Stanford Law School, with  distinction.