Deputy Director, Forum on Asia-Pacific Security
Juliet Lee is the Deputy Director of the Forum on Asia-Pacific Security (FAPS) at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP), where she manages the organization's Track I 1/2 and Track II conferences and meetings on security issues in the Asia Pacific, namely US-China relations, cross-Taiwan Strait relations, North Korea, and alliance management. She is also a Pacific Forum Young Leader, Korea Society Kim Koo Foundation Fellow (2018 cohort), and a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Juliet earned her M.A. in International Relations from New York University, where she completed her Master's thesis on how cross-Taiwan Strait security is impacted by economic interdependence between the Mainland and Taiwan, as well as by Taiwan's domestic politics. She also earned her B.A. in International Studies with minors in French and Chinese from the University of Richmond, and she speaks Mandarin.
Director, Program Development and Special Projects
Erin O’Donnell is the Director of Program Development and Special Projects at the NCAFP. She manages the organization's portfolio on the Middle East and Northern Ireland, focusing on transatlantic peacebuilding and conflict resolution. She also oversees the National Committee's development strategies, including partnership expansion, grant writing, and the coordination of public events, programs, conferences and Track II meetings. Before joining the National Committee, she worked for an international NGO in Israel and Palestine, and studied at the American University of Beirut’s Center for Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies. She received her B.A. from New York University in Global Liberal Studies, with minors in Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies and Hebrew & Judaic Studies.
Program Manager, Forum on Asia-Pacific Security
Nia Williams is the Program Assistant at the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, where she helps support the organization’s public events, programs, conferences, and Track I ½ and Track II dialogues. Before joining the National Committee, she gained experience in event planning and research working for a nonprofit organization and a think tank. She earned her B.A. in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College.