Mingzhi Chen is a Policy Analyst at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, focusing on China, North Korea, and Vietnam. Prior to joining USCIRF, Mr. Chen worked at the United States Air Force where he focused on military and defense issues related to China. Before that, he was a Professional Staff for nearly six years at the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC). In this role, Mr. Chen worked on a range of human rights issues, including Freedom of Religion and North Korean Refugees in China. In addition to his government service, Mr. Chen previously worked in the private sector, including in defense, legal, and financial industries.
Mr. Chen holds an M.S. with Distinction in Justice, Law, and Society from the School of Public Affairs at the American University and an M.A. in Religion from Westminster Theological Seminary.