James Hildebrand is the associate director of the Atlantic Council’s Asia Security Initiative, housed within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. In his role, he helps manage the Initiative’s programming and research, which focuses on developing forward-looking strategies and constructive solutions for the most pressing issues affecting the Indo-Pacific region, particularly the rise of China, in order to enhance cooperation between the United States and its regional allies and partners. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, James had a visiting fellowship at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan and completed a year-long service term with AmeriCorps. He was also selected for the 2020 National Bureau of Asian Research’s US-ROK Next Generation Leaders Program.
He received a BA in Asian Languages & Civilizations from Amherst College and an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.