Jonathan E. Hillman

Senior Fellow, Simon Chair in Political Economy, and Director, Reconnecting Asia Project

Jonathan E. Hillman is a senior fellow with the CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy and director of the Reconnecting Asia Project. At CSIS, he leads an effort to map and analyze new roads, railways, ports, and other infrastructure emerging across the supercontinent of Eurasia. His research focuses on the intersection of economics and foreign policy, including trade, globalization, economic statecraft, and China’s Belt and Road initiative. He has written on U.S. foreign policy and national security issues for the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the National Interest, and other outlets.

Prior to joining CSIS, he served as a policy adviser at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where he directed the research and writing process for essays, speeches, and other materials explaining U.S. trade and investment policy. At USTR, he contributed to the 2015 U.S. National Security Strategy, the President’s Trade Agenda, and numerous Congressional testimonies. He has also worked as a researcher at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, the Council on Foreign Relations, and in Kyrgyzstan as a Fulbright scholar. He is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a Presidential Scholar, and Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received the Garrison Prize for best thesis in international relations.

Contact Information
Email: jhillman [at]
Tel: 202.775.3231