Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy

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Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Scott Kennedy is deputy director of the Freeman Chair in China Studies and director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at CSIS. A leading authority on China's economic policy and its global economic relations, specific areas of focus include industrial policy, business lobbying, multinational business challenges in China, Chinese participation in global economic regimes, and philanthropy. He is the author of “The Business of Lobbying in China” and the editor of three books, including “Beyond the Middle Kingdom: Comparative Perspectives on China's Capitalist Transformation” and “The Dragon’s Learning Curve: Global Governance and China,” which is forthcoming.

For over 14 years, Kennedy was a professor at Indiana University (IU). From 2007 to 2014, he was the director of the Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business, and he was the founding academic director of IU's China Office. From 1993 to 1997, he worked at the Brookings Institution. Kennedy received his Ph.D. in political science from George Washington University and his M.A. in China studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Follow him on twitter @KennedyCSIS.

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