Scott Moore is Director of China Programs and Strategic Initiatives and Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches Chinese politics. An expert on China, the environment, and technology, he previously served as Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Officer at the U.S. Department of State during the Obama Administration and then at the World Bank. His new book, Rethinking China’s Rise: New Ways to Compete and Cooperate on the Environment, Technology, and Beyond, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2022, looks at how to make progress on issues like climate change, artificial intelligence, and other shared challenges despite deep and growing differences between China and other countries. Moore received his undergraduate degree from Princeton and his Doctorate from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Last Updated: June 30, 2021

Conversation

11.11.22

The Beginning of the End for Zero-COVID?

Taylor Loeb, Johanna M. Costigan & more
At the end of October, videos began circulating on social media of workers at an iPhone plant in the city of Zhengzhou fleeing factory grounds to escape a quarantine lockdown of some 200,000 employees. Whether the workers wanted to escape the...

China’s Next Act

Susan Jakes & Scott Moore
While discussions of U.S.-China relations tend to revolve around trade and national security, more focus ought to be given to issues of environmental sustainability, including health, and to emerging technology, argues the University of Pennsylvania...

Viewpoint

04.08.22

Closing the U.S. to Chinese Biotech Would Do Far More Harm Than Good

Scott Moore & Abigail Coplin
Biotechnology intrinsically blurs boundaries between science and commerce, market and state, the global and the national, and even personal privacy and collective interest. Progress depends more heavily in biotech than in other high-tech industries...

Conversation

07.12.21

How Should the U.S. Approach Climate Diplomacy with China?

Isabel Hilton, Scott Moore & more
As China continues to emerge as a superpower and move forward with its colossal Belt and Road Initiative amid the climate crisis, American climate engagement with China is more critical than ever. What would an effective climate diplomacy for the U...