Jonathan Hillman

Jonathan E. Hillman

Guest Speaker

Senior Fellow, Simon Chair in Political Economy, and Director, Reconnecting Asia Project, CSIS

Jonathan E. Hillman is a senior fellow at the Center for  Strategic and International Studies and Director of the Reconnecting Asia Project, one of the most extensive open-source databases tracking China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Prior to joining CSIS, Hillman served as a policy adviser at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where he contributed to the 2015 U.S. National Security Strategy and the President’s Trade Agenda and directed the research and writing process for essays, speeches, and other materials explaining U.S. trade and investment policy. He has also worked as a researcher at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Council on Foreign Relations, and in Kyrgyzstan as a Fulbright scholar. His book, The Emperor’s New Road, will be published by Yale University Press in 2020.