Steven Wagner is a program officer at the National Committee, where he provides programmatic and logistical support for the organization's Congressional Members and Staff Delegations, the Young Leaders Forum, and public education programs. Mr. Wagner also helped facilitate the U.S.-China Track II initiatives, including the Digital EconomyMaritime Issues & International LawEconomic, and Rule of Law & Human Rights dialogues.

Prior to joining the National Committee in June 2019, Mr. Wagner 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 Asia-Pacific affairs. 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 previously 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 graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2016 with a B.A. in political science and Chinese. 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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