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Nina Hachigian

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Nina Hachigian

Los Angeles Deputy Mayor of International Affairs; former US Ambassador to ASEAN
Nina Hachigian

Ambassador Hachigian is the first Deputy Mayor of International Affairs for the City of Los Angeles, and the only one in the United States. In her role, she builds relationships with local and global partners to bring more jobs, opportunities, culture, ideas, and solutions to Los Angeles. Her office represents the City’s values and interests on the global stage and offers skills and international experiences to young Angelenos. From 2014 to 2017, Ambassador Hachigian served as U.S. Ambassador to theAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). During her tenure, the United States established a strategic partnership with ASEAN, held the first Leaders’ Summit in theUnited States, and grew the youth program to over 100,000 members. She was awarded the State Department’s Superior Honor Award for her service. Earlier, Ambassador Hachigian was a Senior Vice President at the Center for American Progress and the director of the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy. AmbassadorHachigian served on the staff of the National Security Council in the Clinton WhiteHouse. Ambassador Hachigian was a founding member of the State Department’sInternational Security Advisory Board and a founder of WASA, Women AmbassadorsServing America, and LCWINS, the Leadership Council on Women in National Security. She is the editor of Debating China: The U.S. – China Relationship in TenConversations (Oxford University Press, 2014) and co-author of The Next AmericanCentury: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise (Simon & Schuster, 2008), as well as many reports on Asia policy.