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Fellows Program Overview


Ilan Alon
donahue Ilan Alon is the Distinguished Petters Chair of International Business and Executive Director of Rollins China Center, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida. He has published 20 books (3 authored), 70 peer-reviewed articles, and numerous chapters, conference papers, and trade articles. His four recent books on China include Chinese Culture, Organizational Behavior and International Business Management (Greenwood, 2003), Chinese Economic Transition and International Marketing Strategy (Greenwood, 2003), and Business and Management Education in China: Transition, Pedagogy and Training (World Scientific, 2005), The Globalization of Chinese Enterprises (2008, Forthcoming). Dr. Alon established the Rollins China Center in 2005, one of few such Centers in academic institutions worldwide (www.rollins.edu/chinacenter). The Center has hosted international conferences, seminars and visiting scholars, as well as helped organize trips for faculty, students, and alumni from Rollins.

e: ilan_alon@ksg.harvard.edu
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Dae-Won Choi

Dae-Won Choi is currently Chief of ICT Policy at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). He was Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary and Secretary of the Commission of ESCAP. He also served at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean(ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile. Prior to joinging the UN, he worked as deputy representative of Korea Exchange Bank in Sao Paulo office. He holds a LL.M. in international economic law from the University of Lausanne, a Ph.D. in Development Economics from the University of Sao Paulo.

e: daewon123@gmail.com
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Wei Chen
Wei Chen Wei Chen is currently a senior researcher of Industrial Bank Co.ltd. His research interests focus on MNC's entry mode choice in China and strategic choice of Chinese commerical banks. Mr. Chen was a Ph.D student in Management at the University of Houston and also holds an MSc in International Business from Norwegian School of Management.


e: wei_chen@ksg.harvard.edu
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Peijun Duan
Peijun Duan Duan is a senior professor of Philosophy and Strategy Study at the Central Party School in China. He is dean of teaching-research section of strategy study, executive director of Research Center for Social Development and deputy director of Academic Committee of Philosophy Department in Central Party School. His work includes training government officials and entrepreneurs of China. As a guest professor at the National Academy of Education Administration, his work includes training university presidents of China. He received his PhD in Philosophy at Peking University. His current research focuses on social science methodology, strategy theory and development strategy of China. He has written several books, including Methodological Individualism in the Paralogic Perspective of Social Science, and published over a hundred papers about strategy and philosophy.

e: Peijun_Duan@ksg.harvard.edu
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Marc Fetscherin
Marc Fetscherin is an Assistant Professor at the Crummer Graduate School of Business and the International Business Department at Rollins College. He is also an associate of the China Center at Rollins, one of twelve in the nation. He teaches various courses related to International Business and Marketing. Dr. Fetscherin was a Post-Doc at Harvard University as well as a researcher at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in Economics and Social Science from the University of Bern, Switzerland. He also holds a master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the London School of Economics (LSE), UK; as well as a Master in Management (MIM) from the University of Lausanne, Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Switzerland. He has published over 70 publications and is a reviewer for various international journals and conferences proceedings. During his appointment at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, he will conduct research on globalization of Chinese enterprises, competitiveness of Chinese industries and companies, and corporate social responsibility.
e: marc_fetscherin@ksg.harvard.edu
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Tomoyuki Fukumoto
Tomoyuki Fukumoto Before joining the Ash Institute, Tomoyuki Fukumoto was a staff member at the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and served as assistant director of the Bank's Center for Advanced Financial Technology. At the Center, he conducted a wide variety of research projects regarding risk management of financial institutions. He has an extensive experience in China serving at the Japanese Embassy in Beijing (2000-2003) and studying the economic and financial systems of the country. Currently, his research focus is directed toward corporate governance and risk management of Chinese banks and the country's financial deregulation. Mr Fukumoto earned a B.A. from the Law Faculty of Kyoto University.

e: Tomoyuki_Fukumoto@ksg.harvard.edu
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Zangchun Gan
asia fellow Zangchun Gan, the New World Research fellow for Fall 2008, is the Deputy Chief Supervisor of State Land for the People's Republic of China. He graduated from Hubei College of Finance and Economics with a Bachelor of Law degree in 1982, and acquired a Master of Law degree from Peking University in 1984. Mr. Gan's very varied career includes stints as a farmer, a worker, a teacher, and a government official. His research will focus on the adjustment of the relationship between central and local governments from the perspective of the United States federal system’s evolution.

e: Zangchun_Gan@ksg.harvard.edu
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Yu Hao
asia fellow Yu Hao, professor of education, is currently president of Xi'an International Studies University in Shaanxi, China and teaches courses related to higher education development in China. He worked with the Department of Education of Shaanxi People's Government and was engaged for many years in higher education policies and quality assurance programs in the province. He is sponsored by the China Scholarship Council, and his research will focus on the Quality Assurance System of American Higher Education. Mr. Hao Yu holds a MA in linguistics from Northern Illinois University in the United States and a Ph. D in Education from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.

e: Yu_Hao@ksg.harvard.edu
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Lee Kyeahn
asia fellow Lee Kyeahn is a former member of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea (2004-2008). During his term, he focused on the underprivileged, on women, the handicapped, and the poor. Before entering politics in 2004, Kyeahn worked at several companies of the Hyundai Business Group. His 28 year career with Hyundai began in 1976 at Hyundai Heavy Industries. Twenty years later, in 1996, he became the Chief Operating Officer of the Group Chairman's office, responsible for monitoring the activities of all affiliates and for developing new business. Kyeahn received his bachelor's degree in business management from Seoul National University in 1975. He is interested in history and leadership and will return to public service after his fellowship.

e: Lee_ Kyeahn@ksg.harvard.edu
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Christophe Lattemann
asia fellow Christophe Lattemann is a Junior Professor for Corporate Governance and E-Commerce at the University of Potsdam and teaches also at the Hasso Plattner Institute for Software Engineering and the Copenhagen Business School. Formerly he held senior positions in project management in the financial industry for about five years. Dr. Lattemann published several books and about 100 articles. The latest articles are about Information Management and Systems, Corporate Governance, and Corporate Social Responsibility. His future research focus will be on the Corporate Governance in China, Corporate Social Responsibility of Chinese firms and the Impact of Chinese FDI on European firms.

e: Christophe_Lattemann@ksg.harvard.edu
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Yang Li
Yang_Li Yang Li is a PhD Candidate at the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University in China, a joint PhD program sponsored by China Scholarship Council. She majors in Public Policy and Management and specializes in international relations and foreign policy, especially in U.S-China relations. Ms. Yang holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from University of Science and Technology of Beijing. With in-depth knowledge on Government and Business Administration, she is exploring the area of the global governance as her subject with focus both on global governance on the environmental and comparative policies on the environment of some major countries.

e: Yang_Li@ksg.harvard.edu
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Huanzhen Luo
Associate Professor of Economics, Tokyo Keizai University. He will be researching the respective roles of the state and the market and their interactions in economic development in light of China's experience. He is also an associate professor at the Department of Economics of Tokyo Kenzai University (TKU) in Tokyo, Japan. He is head of the secretariat for the Japanese Research Association of Chinese Economy. Professor Luo has written several books including: Economic Development of China (2005, co-author). His current research focuses on poverty reduction, education and economic development  in rural China. He earned his master's degree in economics from, and completed his Ph.D study at Hitotsubashi University, earned his Ph.D and master's degrees in economics from Renmin University of China, and his bachelor's degree in economics from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. 

e: huanzhen_luo@ksg.harvard.edu
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Mark McDowell
asia fellow Mark McDowell is on leave from Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs. From 2003-2007 he headed the Political and Economic Section of the Embassy of Canada in Bangkok, where he had responsibility for Thailand, Burma, and Laos. He has also been Director of Political and Public Affairs at the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei, and a member of Canada's Mission to the United Nations in New York. His research focuses on Muslim minority populations in Thailand and China, and on democratization in contemporary Burma. He has also published on Environmental Issues in China and Southeast Asia, and on Public Diplomacy. Mark holds an MA in East Asian Studies from University of Toronto, and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, which he completed in 2007-08 on a Fulbright Fellowship.

e: Mark_McDowell@ksg.harvard.edu
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Malcolm McPherson
Malcolm McPherson Malcolm McPherson is Senior Fellow in Development at the Asia Programs of the Ash Institute, serving previously in the same capacity for Harvards Kennedy School since 2000. He gained his PhD in economics from Harvard in 1980. His research interests include international development, monetary and exchange rate management, macroeconomic reform, and the relationships among education, learning and economic growth. At Harvard, McPherson has worked for the Harvard Institute for International Development (1982-2000) during which time he consulted with international agencies and served as Harvard's resident advisor in The Gambia (1985-89) and Zambia (1992-96). He co-edited with Steven Radelet a book on economic recovery in The Gambia (Harvard University Press, 1995) and, with Catharine Hill, a volume on economic reform in Zambia (Harvard University Press 2004). He was also senior advisor to the Equity and Growth through Economic Research (EAGER) project and edited two volumes - Restarting and Sustaining Growth and Development in Africa and Promoting and Sustaining Trade and Exchange Rate Reforms in Africa (Franklin Press 2002) summarizing the major findings of the project. McPherson's recent research relates to HIV/AIDS, capacity building, education, and economic growth. A special concern is the role of private businesses in boosting public sector capacities.

e: malcolm_mcpherson@ksg.harvard.edu
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Ajmal Qureshi
Mr. Qureshi has worked at the intersection of the public and private sectors since 1972, when he was appointed Deputy Chief of Pakistan's Securities and Exchange Commission. He went on to serve as Deputy Secretary in charge of International Cooperation for the Ministry of Agriculture and later as Pakistan's Consul General in Istanbul, Turkey. He also served as United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's Representative (status of Ambassador) in China and Uganda. Mr. Qureshi holds a Masters in Economics from Boston University, and is a Senior Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Qureshi sits on the Board of United Nations Association of Greater Boston. He was awarded the 2007 Most Distinguished Alumni Award by Boston University. He is Senior Advisor/Honorary Professor at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

e: ajmal_qureshi@fas.harvard.edu
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Bingqiang Ren
asia fellow Bingqiang Ren is an associate professor at the School of Public Administration, Beihang University, P.R. China. He has broad academic interests, such as globalization, Chinese public participation and nationalism. He is currently engaged in public participation in environmental protection movements in China. He would like to study the behaviors of environmental NGOs as well as individuals in environmental protection movements to show the relation of civil society and the development of democracy in China. He received his PhD from Peking University in 2004.

e: Bingqiang_Ren@ksg.harvard.edu
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Nguyen Xuan Thanh
Nguyen Xuan Thanh is an Asia Programs Fellow and the Director of the Public Policy Program at the Fulbright School in Ho Chi Minh City. He has been a permanent member of the Fulbright School faculty since 2002. Mr. Thanh's work is focused on public investment, infrastructure development, and energy. His recent or ongoing research projects include a study of Ho Chi Minh City's transportation infrastructure (conducted with Tony Gomez Ibanez) and an examination of the role of state owned enterprises in infrastructure and real estate development. Prior to joining the Fulbright School, Mr. Thanh served as an official in the municipal government of Ho Chi Minh City.
At the Fulbright School, Mr. Thanh teaches courses on case studies for policy analysis, financial analysis, and the appraisal of public investment decisions. He directs the Fulbright School's Master's in Public Policy program, the first degree program in public policy to be offered in Vietnam. He teaches regularly in the Fulbright School's executive education and policy dialogue initiatives.
Mr. Thanh earned a BA (hons) in Economics from the University of New Delhi, an MSc in Economics in Finance from the University of Warwick, and an MPA from the Kennedy School. In 2003 he was a fellow in residence at the Kennedy School's Center for Business and Government.

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Vu Thanh Tu Anh
Vu Thanh Tu Anh is the director of research at the Fulbright School in Ho Chi Minh City. Dr. Tu Anh's primary research interests include Vietnamese industrial policy; the political economy of reform, especially of state owned enterprises; provincial development policy; and public finance. He recently completed a comparative study of Vietnamese industrial policy with Dwight Perkins. As the Fulbright School's Research Director, Dr. Tu Anh leads the Fulbright School's policy research and analysis efforts, coordinating research teams that often include faculty from both the Fulbright School and Harvard Kennedy School as well as Vietnamese policy analysts from inside and outside government. Dr. Tu Anh frequently comments on economic issues in the Vietnamese media and in recent years has authored several dozen articles for leading Vietnamese newspapers and periodicals. At the Fulbright School, he teaches microeconomics, public finance, and development finance. He teaches regularly in the Fulbright School's executive education and policy dialogue initiatives. Dr. Tu Anh earned a B.S. in economics from the Hanoi Trade University and a Ph.D. in economics from Boston College. He wrote his dissertation on state-owned enterprise reform in Vietnam.

e: anhvt@fetp.vnn.vn
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Yizhi Xiong
Yizhi Xiong Yizhi Xiong is an assistant professor of School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM), Tsinghua University, China. He is also the Executive Director of the China Center of Public Leadership (CCPL) at SPPM. His research interest focuses on Chinese public leadership and public policy. Currently, he is engaged in the research on the provincial leadership transformation in China. He received his bachelor's degree in Engineering, master and PhD in Management from Tsinghua University. He and his wife have one daughter.

e: Yizhi_Xiong@ksg.harvard.edu
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Yusuke Yokozawa
asia fellow Yusuke Yokozawa received a bachelor's degree in Economics from Hitotsubashi University (Japan) in 2002. He has been employed as a general contractor by the Obayashi Corporation since April of 2002. Previously, he worked as a researcher for Obayashi’s Corporate Management Planning Department at the Tokyo head office. Mr. Yokozawa’s research will focus on a comparative analysis and case study between international and Japanese major contractors in order to seek ways for Japanese contractors not only to survive in their domestic market but also to gain sales and benefit effectively from outside markets. Mr. Yokozawa is always looking forward to suggestions regarding his research and himself.

e: Yusuke_Yokozawa@ksg.harvard.edu
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Van Tran Tho
asia fellow Van Tran Tho holds a Phd in Economics from Hitotsubashi University.  He currently serves as a Professor of Economics at Waseda University, Tokyo.  His research proposal concerns the impact of globalization on the transition and development of the Vietnamese economy.

 

e: van_tran_tho@ksg.harvard.edu
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Gang Xue
Gang Xue is a joint PhD candidate sponsored by the China Scholarship Council. He is a doctoral candidate in the School of Management from Central University for Nationalities, China. Mr. Xue has received his bachelor and master degree in Administrative Management. He had worked as civil servant in township government, county government and provincial government in China for five years. His research mainly focuses on governance and reform of Chinese government.

e: gang_xue@ksg.harvard.edu
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Guanzi Zhang
Guanzi Zhang Guanzi Zhang is a research fellow and President of The Youth Center of Humanities and Social Sciences Study, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). He is engaged in research on the fate of traditional legal culture of China's ethnic minorities in modern times. His current research topic is human rights protection of ethnic minorities in China. Dr. Zhang's blog address: HTTP://blog.Sina.Com.Cn/furonglijushi.

e: Guanzi_Zhang@ksg.harvard.edu
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Yuwen Zhang
Associate Professor, School of Public Administration, Renmin University, China. Mr. Zhang earned his master's degree in economics from Anhui University in eastern China and PhD degree in economics from Renmin University of China. After graduation, he entered into China Academy of Social Science (CASS) and worked in the Institute of Industrial Economy, then moved to School of Public Administration, Renmin University. His main interest fields include public finance and corporate finance, the transitional structure of regulation on public finance in China, and the financing of public health. During the stay in Harvard, Mr. Zhang will be working on the mechanism of US local public debts and its implications for China, as well as the financing of public health and its implications for China.
e: yuwen_zhang@ksg.harvard.edu
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Jin Zhao
Jin Zhao Jin Zhao is a professor of economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), focusing on researching international trade, international investment, Japanese economy and the opening-up of Chinese economy. Jin presided over project of the Ministry of Commerce of China on the "Eleventh Five-Year Program". She was awarded the thesis and monograph prize by the Ministry of Commerce. She won the first prize of "China Association of International Trade Outstanding Thesis Prize" twice and the "Excellent Policy Decision Information Prize" twice respectively. Jin will concentrate on analyzing Sino-U.S. economic relations and global economic cooperation.

e: Jin_Zhao@ksg.harvard.edu
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Shengchuan Zhao
asia fellowDr. Zhao is Professor and Director of Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at Dalian University of Technology, China. He is also Director of International Office. Dr. Zhao was Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997 and Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 1996 to 1998. His research interests are primarily in the area of travel behavior studies and urban transportation planning. As a 2008-2009 Fulbright Scholar, his research will focus on the evolution of urban governance as well as urban transportation planning in the United States and sustainable urban transportation strategies for Chinese mega cities. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan.

e: Shengchuan_Zhao@ksg.harvard.edu
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Qi Zheng
asia fellow Qi Zheng is a Ph.D. candidate of NGO Research Center, School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University, China. Her research focus will be on the relationship between government and NGOs. She is now writing her doctoral dissertation on the role of the government in the process of social self-organizing by studying the community organizations. In order to make her dissertation more practical, she took a temporary post as an assistant secretary in the government of Chaoyang District of Beijing last year. She holds a bachelor's degree in Management from Renming University, China.

e: Qi_Zheng@ksg.harvard.edu
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