Kurt M. Campbell
|National Security Council Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific|
|Assumed office |
January 20, 2021
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs|
June 29, 2009 – February 8, 2013
|Preceded by||Christopher R. Hill|
|Succeeded by||Daniel R. Russel|
Kurt Michael Campbell
August 27, 1957
Fresno, California, United States
Kurt Michael Campbell, ) is an American diplomat and businessman, who formerly served as Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs in the Obama administration. He is the chairman and CEO of The Asia Group, LLC, which he founded in February 2013., (born August 27, 1957
Kurt Michael Campbell was born on August 27, 1957. He received a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, a certificate in music and political philosophy from the University of Yerevan in Soviet Armenia, and a doctorate in international relations from Brasenose College, Oxford, on a Marshall Scholarship.
Campbell served in several capacities in government, including as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asia and the Pacific, Director on the National Security Council Staff, Deputy Special Counselor to the President for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and as a White House fellow at the United States Department of the Treasury.
Campbell served as an officer in the U.S. Navy on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in the Chief of Naval Operations Special Intelligence Unit. He was also associate professor of public policy and international relations at the John F. Kennedy School of Government and Assistant Director of the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.
Campbell was hired[when?] at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think-tank as one of its senior vice-presidents, as director of its International Security Program, and as its Henry A. Kissinger Chair in National Security Policy.
Campbell also served as director of the Aspen Strategy Group and the chairman of the editorial board of the Washington Quarterly, and was the founder and principal of StratAsia, a strategic advisory company focused on Asia.
- The Pivot: The Future of American Statecraft in Asia, Kurt M. Campbell, (NYC: Twelve, 2016) ISBN 978-1455568956
- Difficult Transitions: Foreign Policy Troubles at the Outset of Presidential Power, Kurt M. Campbell and James B. Steinberg, (Washington, D.C.: Brookings, 2008)
- Hard Power: The New Politics of National Security, Kurt M. Campbell and Michael E. O'Hanlon, (Washington, D.C.: Basic Books, 2006)
- To Prevail: An American Strategy for the Campaign against Terrorism, Kurt M. Campbell and Michèle Flournoy, Principal Authors, Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, D.C.: CSIS Press, 2001)
- Campbell, Kurt M., ed. (2008). Climatic Cataclysm: The Foreign Policy and National Security Implications of Climate Change. Brookings Institution Press. Mentioned in Is this what the World is Coming to? (Nature.com)
- The Nuclear Tipping Point, Kurt M. Campbell, Robert J. Einhorn, Mitchell B. Reiss, eds., (Washington, D.C.: Brookings, 2004)
- At the outset of his influence on the Biden administration, he saw the D10 club of countries as "most urgent for questions of trade, technology, supply chains, and standards", and militarily sought to expand "the so-called Quad".
Honors and awards
Campbell co-chaired the executive committee of the 9-11 Pentagon Memorial Fund.
On 25 November 2013, Campbell was appointed an Honorary Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) For service to strengthening bilateral relations between Australia and the United States of America. In the 2014 New Year Honours, Campbell was appointed an honorary Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to New Zealand-United States relations.
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-24. Retrieved 2014-12-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Smith, Nicola (20 January 2021). "Joe Biden promotes foreign policy tsar in sign of 'pivot to Asia'". Telegraph Media Group Limited.
- Fisher, Lucy (28 January 2021). "Britain could join 'Asian Nato' under proposal to expand its membership to counter China". Telegraph Media Group Limited.
- "Standard Chartered plc". Companies House. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
- "Kurt M Campbell". Harvard Kennedy School. Retrieved 16 June 2021.
- Campbell, K. M., Patel, N. and V. J. Singh, 2008. “The Power of Balance: America in iAsia.” ‘’Center for a New American Security’’.
- Kissinger Fellowship Taps Kurt Campbell to Tackle China "Business Wire" January 29, 2018
- Campbell, Kurt M.; Doshi, Rush (12 January 2021). "How America Can Shore Up Asian Order A Strategy for Restoring Balance and Legitimacy". Foreign Affairs.
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-07. Retrieved 2013-12-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "New Year honours list 2014". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
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