Dan Murphy headshotDan Murphy
Executive Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business  & Government

Dan joins the Center from Harvard’s Fairbank Center and China Fund where he has served as Executive Director since 2017 and worked to enhance the study of China at Harvard and Harvard’s engagement with Greater China.

Before coming to Harvard, Dan served as the inaugural program director for Yale Center Beijing. From 2008-2014 Dan was at the National Committee on U.S. – China Relations. At the National Committee, he grew the Public Intellectuals Program, which connects America’s next generation of leading China scholars with policymakers and the media. He also led delegations of senior American Congressional staff on study visits to China, directed a range of other programming, and led successful grant initiatives that were funded by the State Department and private foundations.

Dan pursued graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, where he studied politics. He also holds an M.A. in Chinese Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a B.A. in English and Chinese Language and Literature from Connecticut College. In 2001, Dan was a Thomas J. Watson Fellow. He speaks fluent Mandarin.