Evans J.R. Revere

Department of State (ret.)

Evans Revere

Evans J.R. Revere is a member of the Board of Advisors at the National Bureau of Asian Research.

Evans Revere is nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies, where he draws on more than a half century of experience working on issues related to U.S. relations with North and South Korea, China, and Taiwan. He is also senior advisor with the Albright Stonebridge Group, advising U.S. clients with a special focus on Korea, Japan, and China.

Evans writes and speaks frequently on Asia and his commentary has been carried by leading international newspapers. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, the BBC, NHK, and several Korean networks.

After retiring from the U.S. State Department, Evans taught at Princeton University and was President/CEO of The Korea Society, where he organized the historic 2008 Pyongyang concert by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

Evans was one of the State Department’s top Asia experts. His diplomatic career included service as the Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He won numerous awards and led the State Department’s highly praised response to the December 2004 tsunami disaster in Indonesia. His last State Department assignment was as Cyrus Vance Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Evans has extensive experience negotiating with North Korea and served as deputy chief of the U.S. team negotiating with the DPRK and was the U.S. government’s primary day-to-day liaison with Pyongyang.

Evans speaks Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish, is a graduate of Princeton University, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.