Dan Aum was formerly Senior Director for Public Affairs and Director, Washington, D.C. Office, at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). In that role Mr. Aum led NBR’s engagement with the U.S. Congress and the media. He worked closely with NBR’s research group leaders and NBR’s executive team to develop and implement nonpartisan outreach strategies that integrate congressional needs and perspectives.
Mr. Aum came to NBR from Capitol Hill, where he managed a portfolio of thematic and regional issues related to foreign policy, international law, and human rights on the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. Previously, at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Mr. Aum was on a strategic litigation team that brought cases before international and regional bodies, and led policy initiatives that involved regular engagement with government bodies and the media. He holds a JD from the George Washington University Law School and a BA in Philosophy from Baylor University.