Randall Schriver is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Project 2049 Institute, a non-profit research organization dedicated to the study of security trend lines in Asia. From 2018 to 2019, he served in the U.S. government as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs. Prior to his confirmation as assistant secretary, Schriver was a founder of Armitage International LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in international business development and strategies, and CEO and President of the Project 2049 Institute.
Schriver has worked in several senior roles in U.S. defense and foreign policy. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, he was responsible for China, Taiwan, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. From 2001 to 2003, he served as Chief of Staff and Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of State. From 1994 to 1998, he worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, including as the senior official responsible for the day-to-day management of U.S. bilateral relations with the People's Liberation Army and bilateral security and military relationships with Taiwan. Prior to his civilian service, he was an active duty Navy Intelligence Officer from 1989 to 1991, and subsequently served in the Navy Reserves for almost a decade. Mr Schriver has won numerous military and civilian awards from the U.S. government and, while at the State Department, was presented with the Order of the Propitious Clouds by the President of Taiwan for his work promoting U.S.-Taiwan relations. Mr. Schriver received a B.A. in history from Williams College and an M.A. from Harvard University.
Expertise: Asia-Pacific, China, Defense, Diplomacy