Andrew Hartnett

Research Assistant, Security and Foreign Affairs

Andrew Hartnett is a Research Assistant for the Security and Foreign Affairs team, joining in September 2022. Prior to joining the Commission, he worked as a Liu Xiaobo Fellow at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, where he focused on human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party. He also served as a fellow at the U.S. Army’s Foreign Military Studies Office, and interned at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the American Foreign Policy Council. Hartnett’s research focuses on the capabilities and doctrine of the People’s Liberation Army, China’s overseas influence, as well as human rights and domestic politics in China. Hartnett graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kansas with a dual BA in Political Science and Global & International Studies in 2021. He is currently an MA Asian Studies candidate at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Hartnett has visited China six times and traveled to over 20 cities in the country, and is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.