Erin Murphy is a subject matter expert on Myanmar and the greater Asia region, having worked in Asia since 2001. She is frequently solicited for her views and input by The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Reuters, Bloomberg, and Associated Press, and is a featured author in The Huffington Post and Myanmar’s Crossroads and publications by the National Bureau of Asian Research. Prior to founding Inle Advisory Group, Ms. Murphy served as the Special Assistant to the State Department’s first ever Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Myanmar. She participated in the most significant U.S. policy shift on Myanmar in decades, joining Secretary of State Clinton on her historic trip to Myanmar in December 2011, overseeing the easing of economic sanctions, and advising and supporting the Office of the Special Representative during the unprecedented warming of U.S.-Myanmar ties.
Ms. Murphy previously worked as an analyst on Asian political, foreign policy, and leadership issues at the Central Intelligence Agency, where she provided tailored briefings and analytic products to senior U.S. policymakers. Erin also participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, where she discovered her passion for Asian history, politics, and regional ties.
Ms. Murphy received her master’s degree in Japan Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies, and her bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Spanish from Tufts University.