Nina Hachigian was appointed Deputy Mayor of Los Angeles with responsibility for international affairs in August 2017. Between 2014 and 2017 she was United States Ambassador to the Association of South East Asian Nations and before that Hachigian was a Senior Fellow at American Progress. Based in Los Angeles, she is the co-author of The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise (Simon & Schuster, 2008). She focuses on great power relationships, international institutions, the U.S.-China relationship, and U.S. foreign policy. Prior to American Progress, Hachigian was a senior political scientist at RAND Corporation and served as the director of the RAND Center for Asia Pacific Policy for four years. Before RAND, she had an international affairs fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations during which she researched the Internet in China. From 1998 to 1999, Hachigian was on the staff of the National Security Council in the White House.
Hachigian has published numerous reports, book chapters, and journal articles, including essays in Foreign Affairs, The Washington Quarterly, Democracy, and Survival, as well as op-ed pieces appearing in the The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the South China Morning Post, among others. Her earlier book was The Information Revolution in Asia (RAND, 2003). She has been a guest on "Real Time with Bill Maher," CNN, Fox News, BBC, and NPR’s "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition." She is on the board of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Affairs at Stanford University and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Hachigian received her B.S. from Yale University and her J.D. from Stanford Law School.
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US and Chinese Leaders Outline Global Visions (at minute 4.30)
BBC World Service [November 11, 2017]
ASEAN’s Golden Moment in a Time of Crisis
Foreign Policy [August 9, 2017]
MAYOR GARCETTI NAMES NINA HACHIGIAN DEPUTY MAYOR FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Los Angeles Mayor [August 4, 2017]
Trump Pulls Out of Paris Climate Deal
Voice of America [June 1, 2017]
Watching the U.S. - Chinese Relationship in Los Cabos
Center for American Progress [June 14, 2012]
Video: Nina Hachigian on The Next American Century
Center for American Progress 
China's Rise is A Big Reason to Ratify the Law of the Sea Convention
Center for American Progress [June 12, 2012]
The Leap Day Deal with North Korea
Center for American Progress [March 1, 2012]
The Responsibility Doctrine
Foreign Service Journal [August 31, 2012]