Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State
He is responsible for Regional and Security Policy and Multilateral Affairs. Before that, he was Senior Advisor in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs (EAP) and a member of the Policy Planning Staff, where he advised the Secretary of State on relations with countries across the Indo-Pacific region. Before government service, David was an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal based in Hong Kong, covering economics, security, and politics in Asia. Previously he was an op-ed editor for the Journal in New York, and an assistant editor at Foreign Affairs magazine. He has also consulted for the U.S. Air Force and published "Teaching America: The Case for Civic Education." He holds a B.A. in history from Columbia University.