Regina Abrami

Regina Abrami is the Chang Sun Term Professor and Faculty Director of the Global Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies. She is also the Faculty Director of Perry World House’s Graduate Associates Program. Before joining the Lauder Institute, she was on the Harvard Business School faculty for more than a decade. At Penn’s Wharton School, she continues to teach a course on China and Global Competition. Her China-related research and teaching have focused on the origins and impact of Chinese private business, and China’s global impact and its economic relations with the world.

Jude Blanchette

Jude Blanchette holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Previously, he was engagement director at the Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing, where he researched China’s political environment with a focus on the workings of the Communist Party of China and its impact on foreign companies and investors. Prior to working at the Conference Board, Blanchette was the assistant director of the 21st Century China Center at the University of California, San Diego. His book, China’s New Red Guards: The Return of Radicalism and the Rebirth of Mao Zedong, was published by Oxford University Press in 2019. Blanchette is a public intellectual fellow at the National Committee on United States-China Relations and serves on the board of the American Mandarin Society.

Da Wei

Da Wei is Director of the Center for International Security and Strategy (CISS) and a professor in the Department of International Relations in the School of Social Science at Tsinghua University. With a research focus on China-US relations, as well as US security and foreign policy, he has nearly three decades of experience in the academic and policy communities in China. Previously, he served as Director of the Institute of American Studies at the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) from 2013 to 2017. He has authored numerous policy papers addressed to the Chinese government and published dozens of academic papers in journals spanning China, the United States, and other countries. He also leads the Youth Branch of the Chinese Association of American Studies.

Gerard DiPippo

Gerard DiPippo is the Senior Geo-Economics Analyst for Bloomberg Economics. He was previously a senior fellow with the Economics Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). He joined CSIS after nearly 11 years in the U.S. intelligence community. From 2018 to 2021, DiPippo was a deputy national intelligence officer for economic issues at the National Intelligence Council, where he led economic analysis of East Asia. He is based in Washington, DC.

Evan A. Feigenbaum

Evan A. Feigenbaum is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he oversees research in Washington, Beijing and New Delhi on a dynamic region encompassing both East Asia and South Asia. He is also the 2019-20 James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professor at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. Initially an academic with a PhD in Chinese politics from Stanford University, Feigenbaum’s career has spanned government service, think tanks, the private sector, and three major regions of Asia.

Avery Goldstein

Avery Goldstein is the David M. Knott Professor Emeritus of Global Politics and International Relations in the Political Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn, he was also the inaugural director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, and Associate Director of the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics. His research focuses on international relations, security studies, and Chinese politics. He is the author of Rising to the Challenge: China’s Grand Strategy and International Security (Stanford University Press, 2005), Deterrence and Security in the 21st Century: China, Britain, France and the Enduring Legacy of the Nuclear Revolution (Stanford University Press, 2000), and From Bandwagon to Balance of Power Politics: Structural Constraints and Politics in China, 1949-1978 (Stanford University Press, 1991). He is also a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.

Scott Moore

Scott Moore is Director of China Programs and Strategic Initiatives at Penn Global and Practice Professor in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests center on environmental sustainability, technology, and international relations. Previously, he was a Young Professional and Water Resources Management Specialist at the World Bank Group, and Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Officer for China at the U.S. Department of State, where he worked extensively on the Paris Agreement. His latest book is China’s Next Act: How Sustainability and Technology are Reshaping China’s Rise and the World’s Future (Oxford, 2022).

Dave Rank

Dave Rank is Senior Fellow at Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, non-resident Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and head of the China practice at The Cohen Group, a global business strategy consultancy. He spent 27 years as a State Department Foreign Service Officer, including his final assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission and, following the 2016 election, as the Charge’ d’Affaires (acting Ambassador) at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. In addition to six Foreign Service assignments in greater China, Rank served in Washington and at the U.S. embassies in Kabul, Athens, and Port Louis (Mauritius). In 2015, he received the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award for his role in the release of the only American service member held by the enemy in Afghanistan. He is also a recipient of the American Foreign Service Association’s Sinclaire Award.


Samm Sacks

Samm Sacks is a Senior Fellow concurrently at New America and Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center. She has worked on Chinese technology policy for over a decade, both within the U.S. government and in the private sector. She is writing a book (to be published by the University of Chicago Press) on U.S.-China relations through the lens of data, including the geopolitics of data privacy and cross-border data flows. Her research interests focus on China’s cyber-security and data legal framework, the U.S.-China technology relationship, and global data governance. Previously, she led China technology analysis for the political risk consulting firm Eurasia Group. She also advises corporate clients on China’s technology regulations, and testifies regularly before Congress on China’s technology and data policies. 

Graham Webster

Graham Webster is a Research Scholar at Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, where he leads the DigiChina Project and also researches and teaches on technology, Chinese policy and development, and U.S.–China relations. Previously, he worked at Yale Law School’s Paul Tsai China Center as a senior fellow and lecturer, responsible for Track 2 dialogues between the U.S. and China, co-teaching seminars on contemporary China, leading programming on cyberspace in U.S.–China relations, and writing extensively on the South China Sea and the law of the sea. He also served as a China digital economy fellow at New America.