William Overholt is a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Asia Center. He is the author of six books, most notably Asia, America and the Transformation of Geopolitics (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and The Rise of China: How Economic Reform is Creating a New Superpower (W. W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1993), along with books on risk analysis and strategic planning. Previously he was Director of the Center for Asia Pacific Policy at RAND Corporation. For twenty-one years, he headed investment bank research teams, serving as Managing Director and head of research at Bankers Trust in Hong Kong, Managing Director of Research for BankBoston’s regional headquarters in Singapore, and Head of Asia Strategy and Economics for Nomura in Hong Kong. He also spent eight years at Hudson Institute, where he managed research projects for the Department of Defense, National Security Council, NASA, and others, and was Director of a business consulting subsidiary. He received his B.A. from Harvard and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale.

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