Mr. Jeffrey Sequeira

Mr. Jeffrey Sequeira is Assistant Director at Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations. He previously worked at the United Nations Resident Coordinator Office in Beijing, developing the United Nations’ strategic multi-year programming in China with partners from the Chinese government and providing analysis of China’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals for the United Nations Country Team. Prior to this, he worked in the Chinese contemporary art world managing international projects and exhibitions for the artist Liu Xiaodong. Projects focused on issues including Chinese migration to Tuscany and its impact on the Italian textile industry; labor conditions in the shipbreaking yards of Chittagong, Bangladesh; and how to reconcile traditional livelihoods with environmental change in Inuit communities in western Greenland. He has additionally worked as an interpreter on U.S.-China movie co-productions and as a Chinese-English translator for clients in the Chinese cultural sphere. Fluent in Mandarin and German, Mr. Sequeira holds a MA in Conflict, Security & Development from the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, and a BA in Chinese and History of Art from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).