Global Head of Strategic Initiatives and Japan, Office of the President


Asia, Japan, Europe, Middle East, Turkey, Business Diplomacy, Public-Private Partnerships

Joshua W. Walker is actively expanding Eurasia Group's global events and new business offerings, including leading the company's first ever geopolitical summit in Japan. He works with clients around the world with a particular focus on Japan, where he grew up, and in a variety of sectors to evaluate global geopolitical risks.
Joshua brings more than two decades of international business diplomacy to this new role, most recently serving as CEO and president of the USA Pavilion of the 2017 World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan; founding dean of the APCO Institute; and senior vice president of global programs at APCO Worldwide, a leading global strategic communications firm. Before joining the private sector, he worked in numerous roles at various US government agencies, including the State Department and the Defense Department. He is likewise a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and teaches leadership and the American presidency at George Mason University. Joshua earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond, a master's degree from Yale University, and a doctorate from Princeton University. As a 6'3" European-American who grew up in Asia proud of his Virginian heritage as a Son of the American Revolution from George Washington's founding chapter, he is based in the Washington office as a global citizen.