Paul Haenle is the founding director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing, China and a Senior Advisor at Teneo Strategy and RiceHadleyGates LLC, where he assists U.S. and foreign businesses with their cross-border business interests. Prior to opening CTC in April 2010, Haenle served as the director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia Affairs on the National Security Council under former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Haenle played a key role as the White House representative to the U.S. negotiating team at the six-party talks from June 2007 to January 2009. Immediately preceding this, he served as the executive assistant to the U.S. national security adviser Stephen Hadley from 2004 - 2007. Trained as a China Foreign Area Officer in the U.S. Army, Haenle was twice assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He served as a U.S. Army company commander during a two-year tour to the Republic of Korea and worked in the Pentagon as an adviser on China, Taiwan, and Mongolia Affairs for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Early assignments in the U.S. Army included postings in Germany, Desert Storm, Korea, and Kuwait. He retired from active duty as a lieutenant colonel in October 2009. Haenle received an M.A in Asian studies from Harvard University, and a B.S. from Clarkson University.