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Center for Business and Government announces global gathering of fellows

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The Center for Business and Government (CBG) at Harvard’s Kennedy School announced a full roster of fellows for 2000-01. The largest complement of fellows in the history of the Center, this global gathering of business leaders, scholars, industry representatives, and policy-makers from around the world will study subjects ranging from business reform to resource regulation and from energy policy to the evolution of world trade.

“The impressive range of experience and expertise our CBG fellows bring to the community will help to advance our understanding and our mission: to promote economic growth while strengthening democratic institutions,” said Ira Jackson, director of the Center for Business and Government. “These fellows are accomplished, they are thoughtful, and they come from around the world. They help to enhance the excitement, diversity, and engagement at CBG.”

The CBG fellows hail from, China, France, Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South America, and the United States. The professional experience they bring to the Center ranges from that of a former chairman and CEO of one of the nation’s largest banks to the deputy mayor of a district in Beijing.

CBG fellows share their insights at public seminars, work with faculty members to advance the research of the Center, and use the resources and expertise found at CBG to complete research projects and evaluate and consider public policy initiatives with applications in the United States and abroad. The 2000-01 roster of fellows is as follows:

Marsh Carter is retiring chairman and CEO of State Street Bank. As a senior fellow at CBG, Carter intends to focus on research and teaching in leadership, information technology, and pension reform, and will also participate actively in a number of CBG conferences, including one this spring on entrepreneurship, innovation, and public policy.

Yong Lu is on leave from his position as deputy mayor of the People’s Government of Fangshan District in Beijing. Lu comes to the CBG on the authority of the Chinese government. At the CBG, his research will focus on “Strategy and Policy Design for Regional Economic Administration under the Conditions of Marketization and China’s Accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).”

Kenji Adachi is on leave from the Electrical Power Development Co. Ltd., in Tokyo. As a CBG Fellow he will work on technical and economic issues facing the Japanese electric utility industry during the period of deregulation.

Khalid Al-Aiban is an assistant professor at the College of Administrative Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He also serves as president of the American Institute for Healthcare Quality in Oklahoma. As a fellow at the CBG, Al-Aiban will conduct research on leadership and change in the Middle East and will help launch a Technology Transfer project for his home country in the areas of management, finance, and economics.

Peng Hwa Ang is vice dean of the School of Communication Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he teaches media management and media law and ethics. He has consulted for the United Nations Development Program and the European Union on law and policy issues related to the Internet. He is affiliated with the Harvard Information Infrastructure Program. His research interest lies in media freedom and censorship.

Amitav Acharya specializes in regional security and multilateralism in Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific. He was previously an assistant professor at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies in Singapore, and has testified before the UN Panel on Small Arms and the UN Conventional Arms Register. During his fellowship at the Center, Acharya’s research will focus on rule-based regional institutions in Asia Pacific.

Ross Baldick is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the recipient of nearly a dozen awards and honors, including the Engineering Foundation Faculty Award from the University of Texas, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Initiative Award, and the NSF Young Investigator Award. He is spending his sabbatical as a Harvard Electricity Policy Group fellow at the Center for Business and Government.

Dan Bavly is a returning fellow at the Center for Business and Government. He is a retired partner of the Bavly Millner accounting firm in Israel. During his stay at CBG, he will be researching accountability in bureaucracy in government, nonprofit organizations, and large corporations.

Nolan Bowie is an adjunct lecturer in public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Information Infrastructure Project. Bowie has also served as an assistant special prosecutor with the Watergate Special Prosecution Force; assistant attorney general, Civil Rights Bureau, New York State Department of Law; and as staff attorney and executive director of Citizens Communications Center, a public interest law firm.

Zhensheng Chen is currently an associate professor for the Foreign Affairs Bureau at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. While at CBG, he will continue his studies in China-U.S. relations with an emphasis on the ideology behind U.S. foreign policy as it relates to China.

Jerome H. Grossman, M.D., is chairman emeritus of New England Medical Center, where he served as chairman and CEO from 1979 to 1995, and is honorary physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he served full-time from 1966 to 1979. As a fellow at CBG, Grossman recently released a report on the economic history of health care in Massachusetts. He is currently working on developing a new program addressing issues within the health-care delivery system.

Paul Hodge is a recipient of the Kennedy School’s Lucius N. Littauer Fellowship 2000 and the Community and Public Service Award. A specialist in elder abuse and aging policy issues, Hodge was an elder abuse law enforcement expert witness before the U. S. Senate Subcommittee on Aging and a panelist at a presidential summit on elder issues sponsored by the National Association of Attorney Generals. As a fellow with the CBG, Hodge played an active role in the Center’s recent conference on “DNA and the Criminal Justice System,” which featured Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and Attorney General Janet Reno.

Hiroki Kawai is an associate professor of economics at Keio University in Tokyo. He has also been a visiting researcher of the Economic Planning Agency for the Japanese Government. As a CBG fellow, Kawai’s research will center on empirical analysis of industrial organization based on microeconomics.

Rachel McCleary comes to the Center from her most recent post as a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. As a CBG fellow, she will be researching how private sectors influence political and economic policy in democratic and economic transitions. Her research will encompass six countries: Guatemala, Slovakia, Mongolia, Ethiopia, India, and Vietnam.

Akifumi Morimoto is an assistant manager at the Kansai Electric Power Company Inc. in Osaka, Japan. As a fellow at the CBG, Morimoto will focus his research on the future of nuclear power generation within a deregulating electricity market.

Masashi Nakayama is an associate professor of law at Soka University in Japan where he also serves as vice dean of student affairs. As a fellow at the Center, Nakayama intends to study subjects related to the Asia-Pacific Policy Program on Global Governance and the United Nations.

Juan-Carlos Pitarque was a Mason Fellow at the Kennedy School last year. Pitarque was a member of Ecuador’s Presidential Cabinet and the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He was elected to the National Congress of Ecuador in 1999. Pitarque’s research at the Center for Business and Government will focus on new banking and regulatory systems for Ecuador.

Evanan Romero received a Fulbright Award to conduct research in the development of effective regional energy cooperation in the Americas. Romero was formerly Venezuela’s deputy minister of energy and mines and founding vice president of Intevep, an affiliate of Petroleos de Venezuela. His research will encompass the development of compatible policies for government regulatory institutions as well as appropriate fiscal and legal frameworks used to encourage the creation of investment in a necessary infrastructure in the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Mary Rundle is a legal affairs officer in the Trade and Finance Division of the World Trade Organization, where her work since 1996 has focused on regional trade agreements, trade-related investment measures, and International Monetary Fund-World Bank relations. She is a member of the New York Bar Association and is affiliated with the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project.

Pierre Sauve is a nonresident CBG fellow at the OECD Trade Directorate in Paris, France. He also lectures on international trade policy at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris. Sauve’s work has focused on the liberalization of trade in services; on the development of rules on foreign direct investment in the multilateral trading system; and on some of the systemic challenges confronting the WTO. He is currently working on a book with CBG professor Roger Porter and Arvind Subramanian on the multilateral trading system at the millennium.

Arvind Subramanian is a nonresident CBG Fellow working at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. He was a resident fellow and adjunct lecturer at CBG last year. Subramanian is at work on a book about the multilateral trading system at the millennium with CBG professor Roger Porter and Pierre Sauve.

Norio Takeda is on leave from the Japan National Oil Corporation (JNOC) in Tokyo. At JNOC, he was involved in oil exploration and development, gas and oil stockpiling, and the collection and analysis of international oil data. At CBG, he will be working on the evolution and restructuring of oil markets.

Theodora Welch is a Ph.D. candidate in strategy and policy, completing her dissertation research on “Ownership Transformation and Organizational Innovation in the Global Telecommunications Industry: A Multi-Method Examination of Privatization Strategies in Developing Economies.” Welch’s research covers the policy areas of privatization, corporate restructuring, and global telecommunications. She is affiliated with the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project.

Charles Wiecha is manager of the Universal Interaction group at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and an adjunct assistant professor in the Engineering and Public Policy Department at Carnegie Mellon University. His research at the CBG will entail raising awareness of how these decreased costs of mass customization in application development will impact the digital divide debate. He is affiliated with the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project.

Jiayi Yang is vice president of the Beijing International Power Development and Investment Corp., where he is in charge of financial affairs and investment decision making. At CBG, Yang will focus his research on reform in the electricity industry in both the United States and China. His research will conclude with policy proposals for the government and his firm.

Kazuhisa Yano comes to the Center from his position with Osaka Gas Company where he is manager of the International Business Office. As a CBG fellow, Yano will focus his research on the future of gas and electric policies.

Yunfa Zhu is currently on leave from his post as a senior associate research fellow for the Institute of Quantitative and Technical Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. While at CBG, Zhu will continue his research on economic modeling and forecasting, which includes data searches, processing, and setting up databases; specifying modeling equations and systems in computer application software; running modeling systems; and writing reports and papers based on simulations and databases.

In its mission to foster new ways of thinking about the complex interrelationship between the business and government sectors, the Center for Business and Government conducts ground-breaking policy-oriented research, develops innovative curriculum, and promotes public understanding by convening business leaders, scholars, policy-makers, civic organizations, and members of the media to discuss critical issues related to the evolving relationship at the intersection of business and government.

For more information about the Center for Business and Government or its fellows, contact Shannon Quinn at (617) 496-9308.