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Morgan Hughes




Morgan Hughes is Director of Research and Co-Founder of APAC GATES and an experienced policy researcher with a strong focus on trade association research and insights. She brings with her over 15 years of experience in project management, on-the-ground fieldwork for humanitarian not-for-profits and business associations, and practical policy advocacy having led policy briefings for governments across the Asia-Pacific region.

Morgan has worked for leading chambers of commerce in Asia, including with AmCham Taiwan and as Head of AmCham Singapore's Insights division, where she led multi-country research projects and represented the Chamber's research at regional forums such as the annual ASEAN Economic Minister's Meeting. Additionally, she has worked with the National Bureau of Asian Research, Humanitarian Outcomes, and the Center on International Cooperation across a wide spectrum of research and publications on regional security, humanitarian affairs, and economic policy.

She has authored and co-authored studies including Towards a Resilient Digital Future (AmCham Taiwan, 2023), Digital Leadership Readiness: Lessons from Singapore (AmCham Singapore, 2021), and Aid Worker Security Report 2012: Host states and their impact on security for humanitarian operations (Humanitarian Outcomes, 2012).

Morgan holds a Masters in Politics (International Relations) from New York University and a Bachelors in East Asian Studies (China) and History from Oberlin College. She has also studied at Columbia University and National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan. Morgan was nominated for the Rising Star of the Year Award at the 2019 APAC Association Awards.

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