Please join Young China Watchers – Washington, DC, for the third installment of a speaker series this March highlighting experts at the nexus of China and global women’s issues.
On March 19, YCW will host Meredith Sumpter, who heads research strategy and operations at the Eurasia Group, for a conversation about Meredith’s experience as the key interlocutor in China for the State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, as well as broader challenges in the Sino-American relationship today.
Young China Watchers – Washington, DC, events strictly abide by Chatham House Rules to promote a more honest and frank discussion. We thank you in advance for respectfully refraining from attributing any remarks.
A few additional notes
Please note that YCW is seeking a new Head of Social Media to refresh and drive our social media strategy. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the YCW community, and work alongside dynamic young professionals for a global organization. Details here
Please note an open position supporting the China Power Project at CSIS
Lastly, please note the upcoming Asan Special Forum. Details here
We invite Meredith Sumpter, Head of Research, Strategy, and Operations at Eurasia Group to discuss.
Meredith Sumpter has more than 15 years of experience in policy, analysis, business, and management. She leads the firm’s research management, strategy, and operations, in addition to her global advisory work with an emphasis on Asia. Meredith is a leading strategic thinker on global politics and foreign policy, regularly speaking at conferences and to the media. Her experience is steeped in both politics and strategy, spanning multiple regions and sectors including ICT, media and public relations, fast-moving consumer goods, healthcare, banking and finance, and commodities.
Meredith joined Eurasia Group after leading strategic advisory for Fortune 500 clients across Asia, including in Indonesia, India, and China. Prior to that, she served as a diplomat, including in Beijing, where she advised two US ambassadors and analyzed politics, economics, and security issues for the policy community. She has held positions at the Asia Foundation and the International Crisis Group, as well as in the US Senate. She started her career working among business executives and engineers at a Fortune 100 multinational company, where she helped expand the company’s product base worldwide. Meredith speaks Mandarin Chinese and is an honors graduate of both the London School of Economics and Political Science (master of science degree) and the University of Washington in Seattle (double bachelor’s degree). She hails from the Pacific Northwest and, along with her husband Ryan, enjoys a rich life parenting four children.