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M-RCBG’s incoming fellows, visiting scholars

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A Chinese vice minister, a senior vice president from Fidelity Investments, and professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston College are among the incoming fellows and visiting scholars at the Kennedy School of Government’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG) this fall.

“The engagement of business in the creation of public value is ever more critical at home and abroad. Getting it right involves combining innovative thinking and creative practices by academics and practitioners from all corners of the world,” said John G. Ruggie, director of M-RCBG. “The center takes great pride in being a leading global venue of research and dialogue at the intersection of business and government. We warmly welcome our visitors and look forward to their interaction with faculty, continuing fellows, researchers, students, and others.”

Visiting scholars and fellows programs are designed to reach outside the center to better understand how business and government engage in the creation of public value.

The incoming visiting scholars include:

Pedro Linares Llamas, professor at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (Spain). As a senior research fellow, he will be working with the Harvard Electricity Policy Group on research surrounding bringing sustainability to energy policy.

Richard M. Locke, Alvin J. Siteman Professor of Entrepreneurship and Political Science at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Locke will be affiliated with the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative.

Udi Nisan, doctoral candidate in economics and public policy, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and former CEO of the Jerusalem Development Authority. He will research managerial policy and infrastructure pricing.

Leonardo Secchi, doctoral candidate in political studies at the Graduate School in Social, Economic, and Political Sciences, University of Milan. He is doing a comparative study of public management practices.

Sandra Waddock, professor of management at the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Waddock will be affiliated with the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative.

Gabriel Weintraub, assistant professor at Columbia Business School and doctoral candidate, management science and engineering, Stanford University. He will be researching the intersection between operations research/management science and economics.

The incoming senior fellows are as follows:

Giancarlo Bruno (Italy), head of banking industry, World Economic Forum. He will be researching capital markets in India and China.

David Grayson (United Kingdom), chairman, Small Business Consortium and a partner at Irwin Grayson Associates. Grayson will be affiliated with the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, researching critical success factors for business-led intermediary organizations in corporate social responsibility.

Leigh Williams (United States), senior vice president, public policy, Fidelity Investments. He will be researching legislation and regulation to improve data protection practices of private sector organizations.

The returning resident senior fellows are Jerry Grossman, Thomas J. Healey, Jun Kurihara, Jane Nelson, James Rosenfield, Robert Steel, and Alan Trager and nonresident fellows Mark Fagan, John Foote, Michael L. Michael, Mark Kramer, and Simon Zadek.

The incoming Asia Program Fellows are as follows:

Chung Hwa Suh (Korea), Sookmyung Women’s University Plural Professor; standing adviser, the Grand National Party.

Taoxiong Liu (China), associate professor of political economy, Tsinghua Unversity. He will research how to introduce social conflicts into an economic growth model.

Zongchao Peng (China), associate professor, deputy director, Public Policy Institute, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University. He will compare public crisis management policies between the United States and China.

Jui-Chien Wang (Taiwan), Valuation Department, directorate general of customs, M.O.F, R.O.C. Wang will look at U.S. implementation of World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements.

Lei Wang (China), commissioner, Commission of Conflict Preventing, Peace Keeping and Sustainable Development in the World Association of Former United Nations Interns and Fellows; China chief representative, Respect Company; academic adviser and director of Global Cooperation. Wang will research the role of research and development in the telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries in China.

Wen-Ching Yang (Taiwan), consultant, Financial Supervisory Commission; visiting scholar, University of Southern California. He will research the investigation of financial and economic crimes and financial law.

Keyan Xu (China), chief of training sector, National Debt Association of China. She will research public finance, public debt, and development of the public bond.

Lijuan Zhang (China), associate professor, Shandong University; director, Center for the Study of American Economy. She will study the political economy of U.S.-China trade relations and a commercial diplomacy perspective.

Seigo Kakehi (Japan), Doyukai Fellow; manager, personnel development, Takenaka Corp. He will undertake a comparative examination of personnel systems.

Masaomi Tanaka (Japan), Doyukai Fellow; senior coordinator and researcher, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., Global Strategy Research Institute. He will research U.S. industrial policy.

Megumu Tsuda (Japan), Doyukai Fellow; project manager, LNG Contract Negotiations, Energy Resources Business Unit, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. Tsuda will look at U.S. energy policy and how it impacts natural gas demand and supply.

Chunsheng Li (China), New World Fellow; vice president, All China Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives, deputy minister’s rank. He will be looking at the modern pattern of commodity circulation in China.

Yongqing Wang (China), New World Fellow; vice minister, Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council, PRC. Wang will explore the relationship between public policy and intellectual property protection.

Qunshan Zhang (China), New World Fellow; deputy, National People’s Congress PRC; deputy governor, Guizhou Provincial; director general, Economic Trade Committee of Provincial Guizhou. He will focus on leadership skills in changing domestic and international environments. These incoming fellows join returning Asia Program fellows Jun Kurihara, Tao Li, and Xianming Liu.