Scott Kennedy

Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
Scott Kennedy

Scott Kennedy is senior adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). A leading authority on Chinese economic policy and U.S.-China commercial relations, Kennedy has been traveling to China for 35 years. His specific areas of expertise include industrial policy, technology innovation, business lobbying, U.S.-China commercial relations, and global governance. His articles have appeared in a wide array of policy, popular, and academic venues, including the New York TimesWall Street JournalForeign AffairsForeign Policy, and China Quarterly. He is author of (with Wang Jisi) Breaking the Ice: The Role of Scholarly Exchange in Stabilizing U.S.-China Relations (CSIS, 2023), The Fat Tech Dragon: Benchmarking China’s Innovation Drive (CSIS, 2017), and The Business of Lobbying in China(Harvard University Press, 2005); and editor of China’s Uneven High-Tech Drive: Implications for the United States (CSIS, 2020) and Global Governance and China: The Dragon’s Learning Curve (Routledge, 2018). From 2000 to 2014, Kennedy was a professor at Indiana University (IU), where he established the Research Center for Chinese Politics & Business and was the founding academic director of IU’s China Office. Kennedy received a PhD in political science from George Washington University and his MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

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