Scott Kennedy

Senior Adviser and Trustee Chair in Chinese Business and Economics
Associated Programs: Chinese Business and Economics

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, Kennedy has been traveling to China for over 30 years. His specific areas of expertise include industrial policy, technology innovation, business lobbying, U.S.-China commercial relations, and global governance. He is the editor of China’s Uneven High-Tech Drive: Implications for the United States (CSIS, February 2020) and the author of The State and the State of the Art on Philanthropy in China (Voluntas, August 2019), China’s Risky Drive into New-Energy Vehicles (CSIS, November 2018), The Fat Tech Dragon: Benchmarking China’s Innovation Drive (CSIS, August 2017), and The Business of Lobbying in China (Harvard University Press, 2005). He has edited three books, including Global Governance and China: The Dragon’s Learning Curve (Routledge, 2018). His articles have appeared in a wide array of policy, popular, and academic venues, including The New York TimesWall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and China Quarterly. He is currently writing a report tentatively titled, Beyond Decoupling: Winning the Hi-Tech Competition Against China.

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 his Ph.D. in political science from George Washington University, his M.A. in China Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.

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甘思德是国际战略研究中心中国商务和经济董事讲座高级顾问和主任。他长期致力于研究中国经济政策以及国际经济关系,在包括产业政策、科技创新、企业参政议政、中美商贸关系以及全球治理等领域均有出色研究成果。他的著作有: 《中国新能源汽车产业的冒险之旅》(CSIS, 2018年),《全球治理与中国:龙的学习曲线》(Routledge, 2018年),《虚胖的科技龙》(CSIS, 2017年), 《 在中国游说的事业 》(哈佛大学出版社, 2005年)。他曾多次在《纽约时报》、《华尔街报》、《Foreign Affairs》、 《Foreign Policy》、《China Quarterly》等权威刊物上发表文章。他曾在2000年到2014年间任教于美国印第安那大学政治学系,东亚语言以及文化系和凯莱商学院商务经济与公共政策学系。2007到2014年间他曾担任印大中国政治与商务研究中心主任,并于2014年创办印大中国办公室并担任学术主任。


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Email: skennedy [at]