Obama’s U.S.-China advisor to speak at Yale Law School Nov. 30
|U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton introduces Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to Jeffrey Bader of the NSC prior to the bilateral meeting at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand July 21, 2009. Also present are Ambassador Scot Marciel, Assistant Secretary Kurt Campbell, and Ambassador Eric G. John. [State Department photo]|
Bader joined President Barack Obama’s administration in 2009, becoming the president’s Senior Director for Asian Affairs. Previous to that appointment, he was a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit public policy organization. From 2005 to 2009 he also served as director of Brookings’ John L. Thornton China Center, which develops independent analysis and policy recommendations to help U.S. and Chinese leaders address key long-term challenges in terms of their relations as well as China’s internal development.
The China Law Center at Yale Law School, established in 1999, carries out research and teaching, promotes academic exchanges with China, and undertakes a variety of cooperative projects on important issues in Chinese law and policy reform.