Dan Blumenthal

Director of Asian Studies and Resident Fellow

Dan Blumenthal is the director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he focuses on East Asian security issues and Sino-American relations.  Mr. Blumenthal has both served in and advised the U.S. government on China issues for over a decade.  From 2001 to 2004, he served as senior director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia at the Department of Defense.  Additionally, he served as a commissioner on the congressionally-mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission since 2006-2012, and held the position of vice chairman in 2007.  He has also served on the Academic Advisory Board of the congressional U.S.-China Working Group. Mr. Blumenthal is the co-author of "An Awkward Embrace: The United States and China in the 21st Century" (AEI Press, November 2012).

Experience

  • John A. van Beuren Chair Distinguished Visiting Professor, U.S. Naval War College, February 2014-Present
  • Member, Board of Advisers, Project 2049 Institute, 2008-present
  • Commissioner, 2006-2012; Vice Chairman, 2007, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
  • Member, Academic Advisory Board, Congressional U.S.-China Working Group, 2005-2007
  • Senior Country Director for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mongolia, 2004; Country Director for China and Taiwan, 2002-2004, Secretary of Defense's Office for International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • Associate, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, 2000-2002
  • Researcher, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1994-96

Education

J.D., Duke Law School
M.A., School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
B.A., Washington University
Chinese language studies, Capital Normal University