Anja Manuel, former diplomat, author, and adviser on emerging markets, is this year’s first speaker for the 2021 Policy Maker Lecture. She will present “President Biden: The future of U.S. foreign policy and America’s role in the world.” Because of COVID-19, Trinity is live-streaming the lecture at noon (CT), Tuesday, March 30, 2021, on Trinity’s Tiger Network, free of charge, and registration is recommended. This event will be moderated by Lauren Turek, assistant professor of history at Trinity University.
Together with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, and former Secretary of Defence Robert Gates, Manuel is a co-founder and partner in Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC, a strategic consulting firm that helps U.S. companies navigate international markets.
Earlier in her career, Manuel was an attorney at WilberHale where she worked on corporate governance as well as international and U.S. Supreme Court cases, and she represented special committees of major corporate boards before the U.S. Congress, the Department of Justice, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. She also served as an official at the U.S. Department of State responsible for South Asia policy and is the author of This Brave New World: India, China and the United States.
Manuel is a frequent commentator on foreign policy and technology policy for television and radio and writes for publications ranging from the New York Times, the Financial Times, and The Atlantic among others. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Stanford University, where she also lectures and is a research affiliate.
Manuel is currently the director of the Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum,the bi-partisan forum on foreign policy in the U.S., and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.