Niels Graham is an assistant director for the Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center where he supports the center’s work on Chinese economics, trade, and Central Bank Digital Currencies. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, he worked at McLarty Associates where he supported the firm’s clients as they engaged with the UN and other international government organizations. He has also worked at the Albright Stonebridge Group’s Global Practice, as well the Office of the President at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) where he was awarded the Pearce Prize.

His analysis and commentary have been featured on Al Jazeera, the BBC, and VOA, among others. 

Graham holds a bachelor degree from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, where he studied international affairs and economics with a focus on East Asia.