Deputy Director, Simon Chair in Political EconomyGrace Hearty is deputy director of the CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy. In this role, she manages the program’s work on international economic policy and trade, with a focus on the Asia-Pacific. Prior to her current role, she served as an R. Michael Gadbaw International Law & Policy Fellow with General Electric. As part of GE’s Global Government Affairs & Policy office, she worked on the Asia and international trade portfolios for the company’s various business units. Grace previously served as a summer associate with the China Practice at Albright Stonebridge Group, a strategic advisory firm and as a graduate intern in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Before attending graduate school, Grace spent four years working for the Simon Chair in Political Economy at CSIS, where her work focused on U.S. economic engagement with the Asia-Pacific. She holds an M.A. in international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. in geography and history from the George Washington University.