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Center for Business and Government announces 2003 spring fellows

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Nine new fellows, including two Kennedy School of Government (KSG) alumni and members of the faculty of Tsinghua University in China, will join 23 returning and senior fellows at the School’s Center for Business and Government (CBG) this spring.

“These nine new fellows are truly reflective of many of the new, vibrant initiatives of CBG,” said John Ruggie, director of the center. “Whether it’s through research or experience in corporate social responsibility and collaborative governance or the further fruition of our Asia Programs’ growing collaboration with Tsinghua University, these individuals join the company of an estimable collection of scholars and practitioners. I’m confident that our fellows program has realized its potential as an avenue through which CBG can help shape decision making at the intersection of the public, private, and civil sectors.”

The nine new fellows and senior fellows for spring 2003 are as follows:

Wenhao Cheng is an assistant professor at the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University. He completed his B.A. in international politics from Peking (Beijing) University and his doctoral degree in political science from Yale in 2002. His research covers a number of topics such as corruption control, electronic government, and governance. He is working on his first book on preventing political corruption through institutional innovations. While at CBG, Cheng will work with Professor Anthony Saich on the relationship between the Chinese government and China’s state-owned enterprises.

Michael D. Hilb is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, currently writing his dissertation, “Corporate Citizenship in Transnational Corporations – The Development of Socio-relational Capabilities at the Corporate and Local Level.” Apart from his doctoral studies, he works as a project manager at Holcim, one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement, aggregates, and concrete. In this function he has been actively involved in the development and implementation of the company’s social responsibility initiative. As a CBG fellow, Hilb will work with Professor Sanjeev Khagram on corporate citizenship in transnational corporations.

Feng Lu has served as professor and deputy director at China’s Center for Economic Research at Peking University for the past five years. Prior to this position, Lu was a visiting fellow and lecturer at the School of Business and Economic Studies at Leeds University in the United Kingdom, where he received his Ph.D. in economics. Lu’s research areas include international agriculture trade, China’s grain and cotton policy, and the impact of China’s accession to the World Trade Organization. While at CBG, Lu’s research will focus on economic regionalism in East Asia and its implications for China.

Ian MacInnes is assistant professor of information studies at Syracuse University. Prior to his work at Syracuse, MacInnes taught for two years at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He is a member of Syracuse University’s Convergence Center and Center for Digital Commerce. His research interests include competitive strategy for the converging communication and computer industries, competition policy, standardization, network economics, and new institutional economics. MacInnes’ research at CBG will center on peer-to-peer networks, in collaboration with Professor Jean Camp.

Qingguo Meng is associate professor and assistant dean at the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University. He is also a senior member of the Asia Academy of Management and adjunct deputy mayor of Shengzhou City, Zhejiang province. His main research interest is the interaction of information technology and organizational change. His current research concerns industrial policy, information and telecommunications policy, information technology, strategies of public organizations, and electronic government. Meng is a specialist on management information system and its use in public organizations. At CBG, Meng will write a case study on e-governance in the United States with Professor Anthony Saich.

Michael L. Michael, a lawyer and financial services industry consultant, has spent almost 20 years as an executive at securities firms. Most recently, he was senior vice president and chief compliance officer and ethics officer at Fidelity Investments in Boston. Prior to Fidelity, Michael was executive vice president and general counsel of Tucker Anthony Inc., a Boston-based regional broker-dealer, where he oversaw both the legal and compliance functions. Michael has been an industry leader on issues involving broker-dealer regulation. While at CBG, Michael will collaborate with Professor Cary Coglianese on understanding the effect of intense regulation on employee conduct, and in identifying ways to leverage the broker-dealer industry’s tradition of regulation to strengthen the culture of integrity within firms and the ethical decision-making skills of their employees.

Fiona Paua works with the Global Competitiveness Programme at the World Economic Forum. Previously, she served as vice president and the country head of research for Citibank Philippines and as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in the United States, Hong Kong, and Singapore. She has also served in various capacities at several institutions including the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and ICT policy-related projects at Harvard. While at CBG, Paua will focus on pension reform and corporate governance.

Alan M. Trager is chairman of AMT Capital Management LLC, in New York City. Since founding AMT Capital in 1991, Trager has created, financed, and sold a variety of financial services companies as both principal and agent. Prior to founding AMT Capital, Trager was managing director at Morgan Stanley & Co. Before joining Morgan Stanley, he was manager of planning for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. His public service career includes service as a VISTA volunteer in Texas from 1967 to 1969, and assignments with Mayor Lee in New Haven, Mayor White in Boston, and Mayor Lindsay in New York. As a CBG senior fellow, Trager will work with CBG Director John Ruggie and Professor Jack Donahue on collaborative governance.

Andrew Kai-Tak Wong is the former director and portfolio manager at UBS Global Asset Management in the United States; director of Global Asset Allocation and Global Industry Research in London; and has also worked in Tokyo and Hong Kong at UBS, Lehman Brothers, and Morgan Stanley. He has participated in working group discussions on technological competitiveness upgrading at the European Commission in Brussels. Wong’s research at Harvard focuses on technological and industrial development in large emerging economies, particularly in the context of global industry sectors.

This semester’s 10 returning senior fellows are as follows:

Marshall N. Carter, retired chairman and CEO of State Street Bank and Trust Co., researches and teaches on management and leadership in government and business.

Penelope Collenette was most recently vice president, chairmen’s office, at George Weston Ltd., and previously director of order-in council appointments in the Office of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. Her research focuses on corporate social responsibility in relation to family-run businesses.

Barbara Fox is on sabbatical from her position as senior software architect, cryptography, and digital rights management at Microsoft. She is researching digital copyright law, public policy, and privacy issues.

Jerome H. Grossman, chairman emeritus of the New England Medical Center, is director of the Harvard/Kennedy School Health Care Delivery Policy Program, which seeks to identify feasible changes to render the U.S. health-care delivery system more effective, efficient, accessible, and integrated.

Thomas J. Healey is advisory director of Goldman, Sachs & Co., and former assistant secretary of the treasury. His work at CBG centers on issues of business involvement in public education as well as corporate governance.

Hideki Ide is professor of business and commerce at Keio University in Japan, where he is the leading expert on industrial organization. His current research is on demand strategies for natural gas in the changing world energy market.

Linda Peek Schacht was most recently vice president and director of public affairs and communications strategy at The Coca-Cola Co. She lectures on communications strategy and is currently researching corporate governance.

Juan Rosellon, a Fulbright Scholar, is professor at the department of economics of the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Economicas in Mexico City. He is collaborating with Professor William Hogan on investigations into structural reform in the Mexican electricity industry.

David Shaw is the founder and retired chairman and CEO of IDEXX Laboratories Inc., a biotechnology, medical device, and software company. His research is on corporate governance.

Steven Wilson is the former chairman and CEO of Advantage Schools, an urban education management company, as well as special assistant for strategic planning for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is working on the book “Private Management of Public Schools: What Have We Learned.”