Kurt M. Campbell is chairman and CEO of The Asia Group, LLC, a strategic advisory and investment group specializing in the dynamic and fast growing Asia Pacific region.
He also serves as co-chairman of the board of the Center for a New American Security and writes a regular column for the Financial Times of London as part of “The A-List.” He is on the board of directors for Standard Chartered Bank of London as well as MetLife Insurance. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, and the Trilateral Commission. Dr. Campbell is also a senior advisor to the 100,000 Strong Foundation, which seeks to strengthen U.S.-China ties through study abroad programs, as well as serving on the board of directors at the National Committee on United States-China Relations. Dr. Campbell is also a member of the advisory board of the UC San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and of the Association of Marshall Scholars. In addition, he is writing a book about his experiences in the Obama Administration working on Asia, entitled The Pivot.
From 2009 to 2013, he served as the assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, where he is widely credited as being a key architect of the “pivot to Asia.” In this capacity, Dr. Campbell advanced a comprehensive U.S. strategy that took him to every corner of the Asia-Pacific region where he was a tireless advocate for American interests, particularly the promotion of trade and investment. His vision and leadership were essential in the Administration’s efforts to strengthen security alliances and partnerships from Northeast to Southeast Asia and throughout the Indo-Pacific region. He was a central figure in advancing the U.S.-China relationship, including overseeing the annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue, helping to usher in a new era of robust U.S. engagement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations through the Lower Mekong Initiative and the East Asia Summit, and advocating for deeper American economic engagement and commercial ties in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings. Dr. Campbell is credited with spearheading President Obama’s and Secretary Clinton’s initial diplomatic outreach to Burma that led to the historic normalization of bilateral ties between the United States and Myanmar. In acknowledgement for his contributions in advancing U.S. national interests in Asia, he was awarded the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award (2013) — the nation’s highest diplomatic honor.
Previously, he was the CEO and co-founder of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and concurrently served as the director of the Aspen Strategy Group and chairman of the editorial board of the Washington Quarterly. He was the founder and chairman of StratAsia from 2004 to 2009, a strategic advisory firm focused on Asia with nearly two dozen clients in the fields of financial services, defense, aerospace, manufacturing, and retail. He was the senior vice president, director of the International Security Program, and Henry A. Kissinger Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 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. He was the vice chairman of the Pentagon Memorial Fund that successfully built the national memorial at the base of the Pentagon in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.
Dr. Campbell previously 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 NAFTA in the White House, and White House fellow at the Department of the Treasury. He was concurrently an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves, serving on surface ships, on the Joint Chiefs of Staff and in the Chief of Naval Operations Special Strategic Advisory Unit. For his service, he received Georgetown University’s Asia Service Award, the State Department Honor Award, and the Department of Defense Medals for Distinguished Public Service and for Outstanding Public Service.
He received his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego, a certificate in music and political philosophy from the University of Erevan in Soviet Armenia, and his PhD in international relations from Brasenose College at Oxford University, where he was a Distinguished Marshall Scholar.
Kurt M. Campbell是the Asia Group, LLC的主席跟首席行政官，该集团是一个战略咨询和投资集团，专门研究亚太地区的动态和快速增长。
他还担任新美国安全中心（Center for a New American Security）的董事会副主席，并且为伦敦金融时报定期撰写作为A-List一部分的专栏。他还是伦敦渣打银行和MetLife保险公司的董事会成员。他是美国外交委员会（Council on Foreign Relations），伦敦国际战略研究所（International Institute for Strategic Studies in London）和三边委员会（Trilateral Commission）的成员。Campbell博士还是“中美强”基金会(U.S.-China Strong)的高级顾问，该基金会寻求通过海外留学项目加强美中关系，并在美中关系全国委员会(National Committee on the United States-China Relations)担任董事。Campbell博士还是加州大学圣迭戈国际关系和太平洋研究学院（UC San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies）咨询委员会的成员，也是马歇尔学者协会（Marshall Scholars）咨询委员会的成员。此外，他还写了一本关于他为奥巴马政府在亚洲工作经验的书，名为“The Pivot”。
此前他还是新美国安全中心的首席执行官和联合创始人并兼任Aspen Strategy Group董事和《华盛顿季刊》(Washington Quarterly)编辑委员会主席。2004年至2009年，他是战略咨询公司StratAsia的创始人和董事长，该公司专注于亚洲，在金融服务、国防、航空航天、制造业和零售业等领域拥有近20个客户。他是国际安全项目负责人和高级副总裁，以及战略与国际研究中心(Center for Strategic and International Studies) Henry A. Kissinger主席。他还是约翰·肯尼迪政府学院公共政策和国际关系（John F. Kennedy School of Government）副教授，也是哈佛大学科学与国际事务中心（Center for Science and International Affairs）的助理主任。他是五角大楼纪念基金会的副主席，该基金在911恐怖袭击后成功地在五角大楼基地建造了国家纪念馆。
他在加州大学圣地亚哥分校（University of California, San Diego）获得学士学位，在苏联亚美尼亚埃里温国立大学（University of Yerevan in Soviet Armenia）获得音乐和政治哲学证书，以及在牛津大学布雷齐诺思学院（Brasenose College at Oxford University）获得国际关系博士学位，同时他也是一名杰出的马歇尔学者。