Dr. Joshua W. Walker

Global bridge building scholar, practitioner and strategic communicator

Dr. Joshua W. Walker is President and CEO of the USA Pavilion at World EXPO 2017 the first world's fair in Central Asia this summer in Astana, Kazakhstan. He is also the Senior Vice President of Global Programs at APCO Worldwide in the Office of the Executive Chairman and leads the APCO Global Institute, specializing in foreign policy, international affairs, and public-private partnerships. Dr. Walker is also a Transatlantic Fellow with the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund, a leading think-tank in DC, a Presidential Leadership Scholar, Professor of Record with George Mason University and the Reagan Presidential Foundation for the Leadership and the American Presidency program, and professional lecturer at George Washington University's Elliot School of International Affairs. Before the private sector, Dr. Walker worked at the U.S. Department of State in Secretary Kerry’s Office of the Chief Economist in 2013 and served in Secretary Clinton’s Global Partnership Initiative as the senior advisor on the Middle East and North Africa in 2012. He has also previously worked on the Turkey Desk at the State Department, the U.S. Embassy Ankara, and for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the U.S. Department of Defense along with other government service positions. Dr. Walker holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond, a master’s degree in international relations from Yale University and a Ph.D. in politics and public policy from Princeton University. He speaks both Japanese and Turkish fluently.