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CBG announced international group of fellows

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Eighteen new fellows and senior fellows have joined the Center for Business and Government (CBG) at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG). CBG fellows are selected as a result of their demonstrated leadership in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, or because of their scholarship concerning the interface of business and government.

“The fellows play an important role toward our goal to strengthen societies and through active engagement, applied research, and teaching,” said John Ruggie, director of the center.

These leading practitioners and scholars were attracted by the opportunity to pursue research with world-renowned faculty in international trade and negotiation, corporate social responsibility, and Asian finance, among other fields.

The center’s 2003-04 senior fellows and fellows are as follows:

Jean-Jacques Degroof was most recently an affiliate researcher from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Industrial Performance Center, where he conducted research with Richard Lester on a project called “Local Innovation Systems.” Degroof will study the spin-off policies of research universities in the Boston area.

Raquel Galindo is a Real Colegio Complutense scholar from Universidad Autonoma in Madrid, where she has taught accounting and business administration to master’s degree students for 10 years. Galindo will concentrate her research on high-risk practices in corporate accounting with Jose Gomez-Ibanez, Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy.

Manja Klemencic is a Ph.D. candidate at the Centre of International Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her research on small states’ power resources and negotiation strategies in the European Union decision-making process will be done with KSG Assistant Professor of Public Policy Pepper Culpepper.

Jun Kurihara is senior economist at the Fujitsu Research Institute (FRI) in Japan. His research focuses on Japan’s industrial rejuvenation from the perspective of venture capital activity. Kurihara will conduct research on Japan’s response to globalization with Dennis Encarnation, adjunct lecturer in public policy.

Adrian Lajous is a senior energy adviser to McKinsey and Co. and to Morgan Stanley. From 1994 until 2002 he was the director general of Pemex and chairman of the boards of the Pemex group of operations companies. Lajous will work with William Hogan of CBG’s Harvard Electricity Policy Group to write a monograph on the past 30 years of the Mexican oil and gas industries.

Shishi Li, vice minister at the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council in China, has held various official government posts since 1984. In 2002, he earned his Ph.D. at Renmin University Law School while maintaining his post at the State Council. Li will write on World Trade Organization compliance.

Thanh Xuan Nguyen, associate director for policy research at the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program in Vietnam, is responsible for initiating and supervising the research that supports the curricula and publications of the Fulbright School. Nguyen develops and coordinates the CBG Vietnam Program’s executive education courses in Vietnam. Nguyen will research Vietnam’s financial system and the effects of foreign aid and private investment.

Koji Nomura is an associate professor at the Institute for Economic and Industry Studies (Keio Economic Observatory) at Keio University in Japan. Nomura will work with Samuel W. Morris University Professor Dale Jorgenson on the information technology and productivity comparison between the United States and Japan.

William Rosenberg was assistant administrator for air and radiation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He worked with Roger Porter, IBM Professor of Business and Government, to implement the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 when both were in the first Bush administration. Rosenberg’s research will focus on developing a financing and regulatory plan to support large-scale investment in electricity generation from coal gasification/CO2 sequestration/hydrogen production, and utilization.

Yuehua Rui is the deputy director general of the International Department at the Chinese Ministry of Finance, where he has served for almost two decades. His current responsibilities include discussions with developed countries on finance and economic issues, and the management of international capital markets and international loans. His research focus is public debt management.

Akihiro Tanii is senior representative in international affairs at Matsushita’s Washington, D.C., office. Tanii earned his master’s of international studies degree at Sophia University in Tokyo. His research focus is international economics and foreign policy.

Kelin Wang is deputy director general of the department of foreign trade and economic cooperation of China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Since the late 1980s, Wang has managed dozens of bilateral and multilateral development projects concerning poverty alleviation, microcredit for rural women, education, and public health. While at CBG, Wang will work with Daewoo Professor of International Affairs Anthony Saich researching poverty reduction for rural women.

Jeffrey Williams, a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School, was most recently the chief executive officer, Taiwan for Standard Chartered Bank, and general manager of Taiwan for American Express. Williams will work with Associate Professor of Public Policy Cary Coglianese conducting research on corporate governance concerns of multinational firms doing business with China.

Daisuke Yamakawa is an engineer for the information and communication systems department at Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., in Japan. He is responsible for the planning and development of computer systems of Osaka Gas and its affiliates. His research involves ways of establishing a competitive advantage in the Japanese energy market as deregulation and regulatory reforms continue.

Weiping Yu is deputy director general of the department of personnel and education at the Chinese Ministry of Finance. He is also an adjunct professor of economics in Zhongnan University of Finance and Economics and Politics and Law and has done extensive work with rural development and agricultural industrialization.

Guangrui Yuan is the deputy director general of the comprehensive department at the Chinese Ministry of Finance. He has engaged in the management, research, and reform of macroeconomic and fiscal policy during his 19 years of public service. Yuan’s research will focus on macroeconomic policy and public financial management.

Jianhui Zhang was the division chief of the department of agriculture at the Chinese Ministry of Finance. As a fellow, his research will focus on the financial management in China’s poverty-reduction program.

Zhiren Zhou is a professor and vice dean of Peking University’s school of government in Beijing. He will work with Daewoo Professor of International Affairs Anthony Saich in researching public sector performance management.