Rei Tang is an associate program officer in the Policy Programming Department at the Stanley Foundation where he focuses on the role of rising powers in solving global challenges, particularly in the G-20 process.
Before joining the Stanley Foundation, Tang worked with the New America Foundation to build a US grand strategy project. He supported the development of ideas on foreign policy, great powers, energy, environmental and food security, international organizations, macroeconomic conditions, and cities.
He was with Project for National Security Reform from 2007, starting while an undergraduate at American University’s School of International Service, to 2011. He worked on the Core Study Team at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, on the project’s seminal report, "Forging a New Shield." Tang then worked on a team charged with improving national security strategy, and dealt with outreach to governmental officials and strategy experts, the media, and handled the project’s online presence. He also contributed to work on national security professionals and organizing for counterterrorism.
Tang spent the latter period of his childhood in Hong Kong.