At A Glance:

Olivia Enos is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. She specializes in human rights and national security challenges in Asia.

Biography

Olivia Enos is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. She specializes in human rights and national security challenges in Asia. Her work focuses on China, North Korea, Hong Kong, Burma, Cambodia, and more, and she covers issues including democracy and governance, religious freedom, and refugees.

Ms. Enos also serves as an adjunct professor in the Democracy and Governance Program at Georgetown University, where she teaches a course on countering authoritarianism in Asia. Additionally, she has a regular column with Forbes, in which she writes on the intersection of human rights and national security challenges in Asia. She is also an adjunct fellow with Pacific Forum.

Prior to joining Hudson, Ms. Enos served as the Washington director for the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation (CFHK) where she led CFHK’s Washington-based efforts to support the Hong Kong people. She previously worked at the Heritage Foundation, where she last served as a senior policy analyst in the Asian Studies Center advancing human rights and freedom in Asia. 

Ms. Enos has testified several times before Congress, including before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. She has also testified before the US Commission on International Religious Freedom and regularly briefs senior executive branch officials and members of Congress. Her commentary has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington PostForeign Policy, and a host of other nationally syndicated publications. She has also appeared on CNN, BBC, Fox News, and other news outlets. 

Ms. Enos received an MA in Asian studies from Georgetown University and a BA in government from Patrick Henry College. She lives with her husband and son on Capitol Hill.

Events
15
December 2023
Past Event
Targeted: Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists under Threat in the US
Featured Speakers:
Frances Hui
Piero Tozzi
Moderator:
Olivia Enos
Hundreds gather in Times Square to rally in support of Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" on October 1, 2014, in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images)
15
December 2023
Past Event
Targeted: Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activists under Threat in the US
Hundreds gather in Times Square to rally in support of Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" on October 1, 2014, in New York. (Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Frances Hui
Piero Tozzi
Moderator:
Olivia Enos
29
November 2023
Past Event
Wrongfully Detained: Russia’s Attacks on American Journalists
Featured Speakers:
Pavel Butorin
Dr. Jeffrey Gedmin
Paul Beckett
Jeremy Hunt
Olivia Enos
Alsu Kurmasheva, a Russian-American journalist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty who was arrested on charges of failing to register as a foreign agent, attends a hearing to consider her pretrial detention in Kazan on October 20, 2023. (Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images)
29
November 2023
Past Event
Wrongfully Detained: Russia’s Attacks on American Journalists
Alsu Kurmasheva, a Russian-American journalist for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty who was arrested on charges of failing to register as a foreign agent, attends a hearing to consider her pretrial detention in Kazan on October 20, 2023. (Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Pavel Butorin
Dr. Jeffrey Gedmin
Paul Beckett
Jeremy Hunt
Olivia Enos
15
November 2023
Past Event
Sell Out My Soul: The Impending Threats to Freedom of Religion or Belief in Hong Kong
Featured Speakers:
Benedict Rogers
Nina Shea
Nury Turkel
Olivia Enos
Moderator:
Miles Yu
St John's Cathedral in Hong Kong. (Getty Images)
15
November 2023
Past Event
Sell Out My Soul: The Impending Threats to Freedom of Religion or Belief in Hong Kong

Join Hudson Institute’s China Center for an expert panel with Benedict Rogers, cofounder and chief executive of Hong Kong Watch, to discuss his latest report on the impending threats to freedom of religion or belief in Hong Kong.

St John's Cathedral in Hong Kong. (Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Benedict Rogers
Nina Shea
Nury Turkel
Olivia Enos
Moderator:
Miles Yu