Olivia Enos

Olivia Enos

Policy Analyst, Asian Studies Center, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy

Areas of Expertise

  • Asia

Olivia Enos specializes in human rights and transnational criminal issues.

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Olivia Enos, policy analyst 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, refugee issues, 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, and reforming the U.S. refugee program, among other subjects. She contributes to the Asian Studies Center’s Asia Update, a book of charts detailing why Asia matters to America.

Enos has a bi-monthly column in Forbes where she writes on the intersection between human rights challenges and national security concerns.

Her commentary has also appeared in The Washington Post, The National Interest, The Diplomat, and Real Clear World, among other publications. Enos has written for scholarly publications, including Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Providence: A Journal of Christianity and Foreign Policy, and the Population Research Institute. 

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 received 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.