Parker Novak is a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub as well as the Indo-Pacific Security Initiative, housed in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He is a foreign-policy, government-relations, and political professional with over fourteen years of experience across a diverse range of cultures and political systems. He currently serves as the deputy government relations director for the US Global Leadership Coalition, a bipartisan advocacy group that works across the country to make development and diplomacy programs a keystone of US foreign policy.

Prior to joining the Hub, he served in various roles at the International Republican Institute, including as their Indonesia and Timor-Leste director. He started his career as an aide to then-U.S. House Speaker John Boehner and working on political and public affairs campaigns in the United States and Australia.

Novak has lived in six countries and worked in fifteen. His analysis and writing have been featured by several media outlets, including ABC Australia, Australian Financial Review, BBC World News, the Interpreter, Nikkei Asia, Sydney Morning Herald, and more.

He holds a master’s degree in political management and global politics from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from The Ohio State University. He resides in Washington, DC.