Michael Laha is an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellow at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) in Berlin, Germany. He conducts research on innovation policy, the role of China in the transatlantic relationship, and China’s governance model. Before joining the MERICS team, Laha worked at the Asia Society Center on U.S.-China Relations where he most recently was a Senior Program Officer and where he also served as the ChinaFile Books Editor. Previously, he worked as an English teacher in China and as a laboratory research assistant at the Rockefeller University. He holds a M.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University and B.S. in Chemistry from Tufts University. He is fluent in German and proficient in Chinese.

Last Updated: September 30, 2021



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