Senior Program Officer
Nitai Deitel joined the National Committee in January 2020 as a senior program officer. He focuses on the Committee’s Next Generation leadership programs such as the Student Leaders Exchange to China, U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium, Young China Professionals, and Internship Program, as well the Committee’s subnational initiatives including CHINA Town Hall, among other programs.
Mr. Deitel’s passion for China began at the University of Puget Sound where he studied international relations and Chinese, continuing on to intensive language study at Tunghai University and Beijing Foreign Studies University. He spent the majority of the past decade in China, first at IES Beijing helping American college students adapt and thrive during their study-abroad experience, then moving on to work at The Hutong, Beijing’s premier cultural education center. During his tenure there, he spearheaded the organization’s growth into one of the top educational travel providers in the region.
In his spare time, Mr. Deitel is an avid ultimate Frisbee player, with experience both representing and coaching the Chinese Men’s National Ultimate Frisbee Team at international competitions.