Olivia Enos


Olivia Enos, research associate in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation, specializes in human rights and transnational criminal issues. These include human trafficking and human smuggling, drug trafficking, religious freedom, and other social and humanitarian challenges facing Asia.

Enos, who joined Heritage in 2013, has published numerous papers on human trafficking in Asia, human rights in North Korea, elections in Burma and Cambodia, religious freedom in South Asia, and social issues in China, among other topics.

Her commentary has been published by news outlets such as Forbes, The National Interest, Real Clear World, and Breitbart.

Enos also has written for scholarly publications, including Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and the Population Research Institute. She contributes to the Asian Studies Center’s annual Asia Update, a book of charts detailing why Asia matters to America.

In 2014, she cofounded the Council on Asian Affairs, a group for young Asia policy professionals in Washington, D.C. The group meets monthly and provides a networking, brainstorming, and publishing platform for up-and-coming Asia experts.

Enos received a bachelor’s degree in government from Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Va., and is pursuing a master of arts degree in Asian studies at the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

She and her husband Zach currently reside on Capitol Hill.

Follow her on Twitter @OliviaEnos

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