FORA.tv Speaker - Jeffrey A. Bader
Jeffrey Bader is the Director of the China Initiative and Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution.
He is the first Director of the Initiative, having assumed this position in April 2005. Mr. Bader
joined Brookings after a 27-year career in the Department of State, National Security Council, and office of the United States Trade Representative, and three years in the private sector.
He joined the State Department in 1975. His assignments as a Foreign Service Officer included
Kinshasa and Lubumbashi, Zaire (Congo); Taipei, where he studied Chinese; Beijing; the U.S.
Mission to the United Nations; Deputy Chief of Mission in Lusaka, Zambia; Deputy Consul General
in Hong Kong; and several tours in Washington in the State Department's Bureau of East Asian and
Pacific Affairs. He served as Deputy Director of the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs from
1987 to 1990 and Director of the same office in 1995-1996.
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