Deputy Vice President, Programs

Jonathan Lowet joined the National Committee in 2004, rising to become its deputy vice president of programs in 2019. During his nearly 20-year tenure, he has focused on rebuilding its Congressional and subnational government engagement efforts, including leading Congressional staff delegations to China and programming a variety of Capitol Hill briefings; boosting its next-generation leadership programs, including its “40-Under-40”-style Young Leaders Forum; launching its weekly China & the Hill newsletter, and more.

From 2016 to 2022, Mr. Lowet also served as a trustee for the Yale-China Association, a 120-year-old U.S. nonprofit organization that bridges American and Chinese cultures by creating lasting, transformative partnerships and experiences in education, health, and the arts. It was Yale-China that first sent him to Beijing and Wuhan to teach in 1988-90, launching his China career.

Before joining the National Committee, Mr. Lowet worked in new media and communications, with experience both at major media companies and media start-ups, and as a healthcare management research consultant. He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University and an international affairs master’s degree, focused on China and international communications, from Columbia University.

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