Steven Wagner is a program associate at the National Committee, where he provides programmatic and logistical support for the organization's U.S.-China Track II initiatives, including the Maritime Issues & International Law, Economic, and Rule of Law & Human Rights dialogues.

Prior to joining the National Committee in 2019, Mr. Wagner served with the Maryknoll China Teachers Program in Jilin, China, teaching English to nursing students at Beihua University. As a Maryknoll volunteer, he participated in development projects focused on China’s rural poor and HIV patients living in isolated communities.

Mr. Wagner most recently earned his Master of Global Affairs degree from the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, where he specialized in public policy and East Asia. As a graduate student, he worked with Habitat for Humanity International in Cebu, Philippines, toward the goal of improving access to resilient housing for communities vulnerable to climate disasters. Mr. Wagner holds a B.A. in political science and Chinese from the University of Notre Dame. During his time as an undergraduate, he had the opportunity to study abroad in Beijing for an intensive Chinese language program at Peking University.

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