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Ellen Carberry

Managing Director

Lisa Castro

Office Manager

Liwei Chen

Associate Director of Conservation Programs

Chelsea Eakin

Manager, Public Affairs

Dorinda Elliott

Editorial and Communications Director

Merisha Enoe

Manager, Research

Evan A. Feigenbaum

Vice Chairman

Lini Fu

Manager, Projects

Hortense Hallé-Yang

Associate Director, Programs

Hal Harvey

Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment

Benjamin Herst

Communications Manager

Anders Hove

Associate Director, Research

Cindy Jiang

Manager, Chinese Partner Relations

Jennifer Kellogg

Controller

Deborah M. Lehr

Senior Fellow

Damien Ma

Fellow

Rebecca Neale

Chief of Staff

Rose Niu

Chief Conservation Officer

Daniel Poneman

Distinguished Fellow, Former US Deputy Secretary of Energy

Kevin Rudd

Distinguished Fellow, Former Prime Minister of Australia

Taiya Smith

Senior Advisor

Houze Song

Program Associate

Bo Sun

Office Manager, China Office

Gracie Sun

Advisor

Amy Wan

Analyst, Research

Leigh Wedell

Chief Sustainability Officer

Brenda Wesley

Executive Assistant

Richard Xie

Associate Director of External Affairs

Jerry Yu

Chief Representative of China Office & Managing Director

Lucy Yu

Associate Director for Conservation Programs

Cynthia Zeltwanger

Executive Director

University of Chicago Faculty Advisory Board

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Ellen Carberry is Managing Director of the Paulson Institute’s China office and of the Institute’s Climate Change and Air Quality Program. She helps lead daily operations and workflows of the staff in support of the Institute’s mission. For the Climate Change and Air Quality Program, she leads the program’s strategy.

Previously, Carberry founded and led the China Greentech Initiative, the leading member-based advisory group serving companies participating in China’s energy, water and environment markets, and publisher of the annual China Greentech Report.

Prior to this, she was the Vice President of Business Development, Asia Pacific, for Red Hat, the leader in open source software. For Red Hat, she launched the Greater China business and established and led Asia-Pacific OEM sales from IBM, Intel and Lenovo. Her experience also includes founding and leading IBM China’s outsourced services for China’s Financial Services Sector.

Prior to IBM, Carberry founded and led sales at Mainspring, a venture-backed e-commerce professional services firm that was listed on Nasdaq and later acquired by IBM in 2001. She also led business development for the Ziff-Davis Online Network and was a regional sales manager for IBM’s Financial Services Sector in the U.S. She graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in economics and literature.

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Lisa M. Castro supports and manages scheduling for Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Chairman of the Paulson Institute. In addition to working with Mr. Paulson, Castro oversees administrative operations and events held by the Paulson Institute both in the U.S. and China. Castro comes to the Paulson Institute with over 20 years of administrative, office management, event planning and human resources experience ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies in various industries.

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Liwei Chen is Associate Director of Conservation Programs at the Paulson Institute, where he leads implementation of wetland conservation projects. Previously, Liwei was Director of Government Relations and Director of Agriculture Programs at The Nature Conservancy China, where he and his team established and maintained close relations with key Chinese ministries and drafted an Agriculture Strategy Plan (2015-2020) containing conservation viewpoints.

Liwei began his career in conservation with the Wulingshan National Nature Reserve as a flora and fauna surveyor. After earning a Masters in Zoology, he joined the Ministry of Forestry (State Forestry Administration) and worked to implement a GEF-funded biodiversity conservation project. Liwei then joined World Wildlife Fund-China as a coordinator for its Freshwater and Marine Program, where he led a team to design and accomplish several projects, including waterfowl survey and a Yellow Sea Eco-region Planning Program.

Liwei holds a Masters in Zoology from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a Master of Business Administration from Auckland Technology University in New Zealand.

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Chelsea Eakin is Manager of Public Affairs at the Paulson Institute. She works to help raise awareness about the Institute’s research and activities, particularly with Chinese and international audiences within China. She also provides support for the Institute’s communications activities. Previously, Eakin worked at the China Greentech Initiative, where she was Manager of the Client Services Department, overseeing the planning and execution of all client-facing activities related to the company’s annual Membership Program.

Eakin has lived in China since 2010 and previously worked as a writer and editor for two start-up travel companies, each designed to make independent travel easier for foreigners in China and to reduce the cultural gap between China and the world. Eakin earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and anthropology from Colby College. She has written about China, cleantech and travel for The China Daily, CleanTechnica, and other publications.

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Dorinda Elliott is Editorial and Communications Director at the Paulson Institute. A lifelong student of Chinese culture and politics, Elliott lived overseas for 20 years—including 15 years in Asia as a correspondent for Newsweek magazine and then Editor in Chief of Asiaweek magazine.

Before joining the Paulson Institute, Elliott spent seven years as Global Affairs Editor at Conde Nast Traveler in New York, where she spearheaded the magazine’s sustainable travel initiatives and helped lead a dialogue about corporate social responsibility with travel industry leaders.

As editor, Elliott redesigned and relaunched Asiaweek with a new focus on business and China. At Newsweek, Elliott was Asia Editor in Hong Kong and before that served as bureau chief in Beijing, Moscow and Hong Kong. She won an Overseas Press Club award for coverage of Hong Kong’s handover back to Chinese sovereignty. In Beijing, she covered the dramatic reforms and turbulent events of the late 1980s. In Moscow, she documented the Yeltsin years and the rise of the Russian mafia. As a Hong Kong-based correspondent for BusinessWeek in the early 1980s, she covered China’s first experiments with economic reform and opening to the outside world, as well as the rise of Asia’s “tiger economies.”

Elliott studied Mandarin in Taiwan and at Harvard University, where she graduated with a BA in East Asian Studies. She speaks fluent Chinese, rusty Russian, and high-school French. She is married and has three sons.

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Merisha Enoe is Manager of Research at the Paulson Institute. She develops insights for the Institute’s Climate Change and Air Quality Program, producing reports and recommendations for air quality improvement in northern China.Before joining the Paulson Institute, Enoe worked at the China Greentech Initiative, where she was a senior analyst, leading the development and production of the China Greentech Report. While at China Greentech, Enoe also developed several research projects on topics including shale gas trends in China and the impact of national policies on clean technology adoption.

Prior to China Greentech, Enoe worked with several NGOs as a pro bono consultant on issues ranging from marine pollution to the environmental impacts of shale gas development. She continues to serve as a consultant for Chinese NGOs engaged in community-based sustainable development.

Enoe received her BA in biochemistry and Mandarin Chinese from Middlebury College in 2008. Following Middlebury, she worked on local water management and karez conservation initiatives during a Fulbright term in Xinjiang, China. In 2012, she completed a Master’s degree in environmental management at Yale University. Enoe is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

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Evan A. Feigenbaum is Vice Chairman of The Paulson Institute. He leads the institute’s think tank and its investment-related programs. He is also Nonresident Senior Associate in the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Initially an academic, with a PhD in Chinese politics from Stanford University, his work has since spanned government service, think tanks, the private sector, and three regions of Asia – East, Central, and South.

From 2001 to 2009, he served at the US State Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Asia, Member of the Policy Planning Staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific, and as an adviser on China to Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick, with whom he worked closely in the development of the US-China senior dialogue.

During the intensive final phase of the US-India civil nuclear initiative, from July to October 2008, he co-chaired the coordinating team charged with moving the initiative through the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors and the Nuclear Suppliers Group, and then to Congress, where it became the US-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act. He negotiated agreements with the governments of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, including Kazakhstan’s so-called “Madrid Commitments” to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and also has extensive policy experience with North and South Korea and Japan. He received three individual and two group superior honor awards from the State Department.

Outside of government, Dr. Feigenbaum has been Head of the Asia practice group at Eurasia Group, a global political risk consulting firm working principally for financial institutions and corporate clients; Senior Fellow for Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations; and taught at Harvard University and the US Naval Postgraduate School. He is the author of three books and monographs, including most recently The United States in the New Asia, and China’s Techno-Warriors, which was selected by Foreign Affairs as a best book of 2003 on the Asia-Pacific, as well as numerous essays.

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Lini Fu is Manager of Projects at the Paulson Institute. She focuses on the “do” part of the Institute by helping to ensure that its mission can be achieved through tangible projects in China. Fu manages collaborationon the Institute’s multi-partner projects and serves as a bridge between research, advocacy and projects. Prior to joining the Paulson Institute, Fu worked at the China Greentech Initiative, where she served as project manager to help member companies identify commercial opportunities and accelerate collaboration. She also led the development of market insights and thought leadership on the green tech market, particularly in green building and sustainable urbanization.

Previously, Fu worked at Economic Opportunity Studies, focusing on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Program and the Worldwatch Institute on Climate and Energy China program in Washington D.C. She also worked at the Corporation for National and Community Service with a fellowship from Portland State University in Oregon.

Fu holds credentials as a LEED AP. She earned her M.S. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, focusing on energy and environment, and a B.A. in English from Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade.

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Hortense Hallé-Yang is Associate Director for Programs at the Paulson Institute. She manages various Institute Programs in China in addition to overseeing project management and events coordination. Prior to joining the Paulson Institute, Hallé-Yang worked at China Greentech Initiative, where she managed events, set up the partner services department, led research and working groups on sustainability and sustainable industry, and coordinated departments for the program as a whole.

Hallé-Yang started working in Beijing in 2003 as a brand manager for a French dairy company, then set up an event agency specialized in art and culture. She holds an Executive Specialised Master in Marketing and Communication from the ESCP Europe Business School, and a B.A. in Chinese Language and Civilization from the Institute of Oriental Languages in Paris.

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Hal Harvey is the CEO of Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC. He is also a Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Paulson Institute. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of ClimateWorks Foundation, a network of 13 regional foundations and expert teams who promote polices to reduce the threat of climate change. From 2001-2008, he served as Environment Program Director at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. From 1990 through 2001, Mr. Harvey served as founder and President of the Energy Foundation, a joint initiative of six large U.S. Foundations. Mr. Harvey has served on energy panels appointed by Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton, has published two books and dozens of articles on energy and national security issues, and speaks widely on energy topics. He is President of the Board of Directors of the New-Land Foundation, and Chairman of the Board of MB Financial Corporation, a $10 billion Chicago bank holding company. Earlier in his career, he designed and built solar homes. In 2005, Mr. Harvey served as Rhodes Chair and Lecturer in Public Policy at Arizona State University. Mr. Harvey has B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University in Engineering, specializing in Energy Planning.

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Benjamin Herst supports the Institute’s communications initiatives, including research and writing for the website and work on broader media strategy. Ben joined the Paulson Institute after working with the organization as a student associate during his time at the University of Chicago. Previously, Ben was an intern at Origami Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm. He also held positions with the Wanxiang Corporation in its solar energy and electric vehicle departments, based in Hangzhou, China.

Ben received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with highest honors from the University of Chicago. His honors thesis on US-China cybersecurity relations was advised by professor Dali Yang. Ben studied Mandarin Chinese at Renmin University in Beijing.

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Anders Hove is Associate Director for China Research at the Paulson Institute. He guides the Institute’s research work related to China air quality and climate change, developing insights related to policy, market and technology solutions. He also provides research support for other Institute programs. Hove has more than 15 years of public and private sector experience related to energy policy and markets, including nine years on Wall Street and four years in China. He began his career as an energy policy analyst with the Rand Corporation in Washington, DC, then performed equity research in the electric utilities and oil services sectors with Deutsche Bank AG and Jefferies and Co. In 2007, at the initial stages of the solar boom, Anders worked for a hedge fund making private equity investments in clean energy technologies and projects, particularly solar. In 2010, Anders relocated to Beijing, where he became director of research analytics at the China Greentech Initiative. In 2012, Anders went to Azure International where he managed the Cleantech Advisory team, working on advisory projects focused on energy storage, solar, wind and smart grid technologies.

Hove has both a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from MIT, and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is the author of numerous reports and studies related to the energy sector in China.

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Cindy (Xinyan) Jiang is Manager of Chinese Partner Relations. She is responsible for cultivating relationships with the Institute’s contacts in the Chinese government, industry associations and the commercial sector. Before joining the Paulson Institute, Jiang worked at China Greentech Initiative, where she was responsible for developing partnerships with Chinese industry associations, SOEs, private sector companies, government entities and NGOs to develop strategic plans and carry out project implementation.

Prior to that, she was a project manager and Director of International Environmental Protection Project Office of China Enterprise Confederation (CEC), an industrial association with more than 500,000 members. She has a master’s degree in business and economics.

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As Controller, Jennifer Kellogg plays the central role in the development, maintenance, direction, and oversight of accounting activities at the Paulson Institute. She has the primary responsibility for the efficient processing of accounts payable, maintenance of the general ledger, preparation of monthly financial reports, preparation of grant financial reports, along with audit preparation and implementation. Jennifer reports directly to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with staff. Jennifer joins the Paulson Institute with 25 years of accounting experience in various industries.

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Deborah Lehr is a Senior Fellow of The Paulson Institute. She has served in a number of positions focused on China and other emerging markets. In the private sector, she was a Senior Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch as well as a Senior Managing Director at the New York Stock Exchange. In addition, Lehr built a successful consulting business as a partner at Mayer Brown, a top-10 law firm, as President of Stonebridge China and then with her own firm. Her clients included JP Morgan, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Sesame Workshop, Tory Burch, Goldman Sachs, Sony Music, Time Warner and Boeing.

Lehr also served in the U.S. Government in the Executive Office of the President as a Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China, where she was a lead negotiator for China’s accession to the World Trade Organization, for two intellectual property rights negotiations and on the team for the 1992 Market Access Agreement. Additionally, Lehr was a Director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council and was involved in export control and trade policy issues at the Department of Commerce.

Lehr is Chairman of the Capitol Archaeological Institute at The George Washington University and a founding member of the International Coalition to Protect Egyptian Antiquities (ICPEA). She serves on National Geographic’s Council of Advisors, the Board of the American Institute of Archaeology, the Advisory Board of the London School of Economics and the Advisory Council of the Elliott School at The George Washington University.

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Damien Ma is a Fellow at the Paulson Institute, focused on investment and policy programs and the Institute’s research and think tank activities. He is the co author of the book In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China’s Ascent in the Next Decade. Previously, he was a lead China analyst at Eurasia Group, a political risk research and advisory firm. He specialized in analyzing the intersection between Chinese policies and markets, with a particular focus on energy and commodities, industrial policy, U.S.-China trade, and social and internet policies. His advisory and analytical work served a range of clients, from institutional investors and multinational corporations to the U.S. government. Prior to joining Eurasia Group, he worked at a public relations firm in Beijing, where he served clients ranging from Ford to Microsoft. He also was a manager of publications at the U.S.-China Business Council in Washington, DC.

Ma writes regularly for the Atlantic Monthly online and publishes widely, including in Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, and Foreign Policy, as well as appearing in a range of broadcast media, such as the Charlie Rose Show, Bloomberg, and the PBS NewsHour. He also served as an adjunct instructor at Johns Hopkins University’s Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and some Shanghainese dialect.

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As Chief of Staff at the Paulson Institute, Rebecca Neale serves as an advisor to Chairman Hank Paulson on his key priorities, while managing special projects for the Institute. She also oversees strategic planning for the chairman and coordinates with the Institute management team on the implementation of his vision and goals. Previously, Neale was Associate Director of Communications at The White House, where she provided strategic communications counsel and served as communications lead for initiatives promoting public-private partnerships with domestic and international non-government organizations.

Prior to her work at The White House, Neale was a spokeswoman at the U.S. Department of Education and a communications advisor to the Secretary of Education. She also worked at the U.S. Department of Energy as a public affairs representative and as a liaison to the department’s program and field offices. Following her government service, Neale served as Director of Communications at Teach For America, where she led national and regional communications and media engagement strategies.

Neale earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and a master’s degree in communications from The Johns Hopkins University.

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Rose Niu is Chief Conservation Officer at the Paulson Institute, where she manages the planning and execution of initiatives to protect globally significant biodiversity and ecosystems and to promote sustainable management of natural resources, particularly in China. Before joining the Institute, Niu was Managing Director of China Programs at World Wildlife Fund-US, where she coordinated all China-related work for the organization. Prior to this position, she founded the China program at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and oversaw its strategies and operations. She also served as Chief Representative and Country Program Director in China and represented TNC in its partnership with the Government of China. Niu later served as TNC’s Deputy Managing Director of the North Asia Region in the U.S. In 2003, Businessweek named Niu one of the Stars of Asia (25 Leaders at the forefront of change.)

After earning a B.Sc in Veterinary Science, Niu worked as a Quarantine Officer in Kunming Quarantine Service of the Chinese Government for ten years. She earned a M.Sc. in Natural Resources Planning and Management from the Asian Institute of Technology. After graduating, she worked as Project Manager for a Thai company in Bangkok for four years. Niu is a native Naxi, an ethnic minority group in Lijiang, Yunnan Province of China and is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and Naxi.

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Henry M. Paulson, Jr., is a businessman, China expert, conservationist and author. He is the founder and chairman of the Paulson Institute, and co-chairman of the Latin American Conservation Council of The Nature Conservancy and the Risky Business Project.

Paulson served as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush, from July 2006 to January 2009. Prior to that, he had a thirty-two year career at Goldman Sachs, serving as chairman and chief executive officer beginning in 1999. Earlier in his career, he was a member of the White House Domestic Council as well as a staff assistant at the Pentagon.

Today, he serves as chairman of the Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago, which aims to advance sustainable economic growth, a cleaner environment and cross-border investments in the United States and China. A “think and do” tank founded in 2011, the Institute’s work is comprised of programs, advocacy and research with partners around the globe.

A lifelong conservationist, Paulson was Chairman of The Nature Conservancy Board of Directors and, prior to that, founded and co-chaired the organization’s Asia-Pacific Council. In 2011, he founded and continues to co-chair the Latin American Conservation Council, comprised of global business and political leaders.

Paulson co-chairs the Risky Business Project, which focuses on quantifying and publicizing the economic risks of climate change in the United States, with former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer. The non-partisan initiative aims to spur action to mitigate the effects of climate change before the worst potential outcomes occur.

In his best-selling book, On the Brink, Paulson describes his experiences as Treasury Secretary fending off the near-collapse of the U.S. economy during the Great Recession. His new book, Dealing with China, details his career working with scores of China’s top political and business leaders and witnessing the evolution of China’s state-controlled capitalism.

Paulson graduated from Dartmouth College in 1968 and received an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1970. He and his wife, Wendy, have two children and four grandchildren.

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Former Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman was nominated by President Obama to be Deputy Secretary of Energy on April 20, 2009, and was confirmed by the United States Senate one month later. At the Energy Department, Mr. Poneman also served as Chief Operating Officer and, between April 23, 2013, and May 21, 2013, as Acting Secretary of Energy. Mr. Poneman first joined the Department of Energy in 1989 as a White House Fellow. The next year he joined the National Security Council staff as Director of Defense Policy and Arms Control. From 1993 through 1996, Mr. Poneman served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Nonproliferation and Export Controls at the National Security Council. For eight years, Mr. Poneman served as a principal of The Scowcroft Group, providing strategic advice to corporations on a wide variety of international projects and transactions. For nine years, he practiced law in Washington, D.C., as an associate at Covington & Burling and a partner at Hogan & Hartson. Mr. Poneman received A.B. and J.D. degrees with honors from Harvard University and an M.Litt. in Politics from Oxford University. He has published widely on energy and national security issues and is the author of Nuclear Power in the Developing World and Argentina: Democracy on Trial. His third book, Going Critical: The First North Korean Nuclear Crisis (coauthored with Joel Wit and Robert Gallucci), received the 2005 Douglas Dillon Award for Distinguished Writing on American Diplomacy. Poneman is a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Kevin Rudd served as Australia’s 26th Prime Minister between 2007 and 2010, and subsequently as Australia’s Foreign Minister from 2010 until 2012. He served again as Prime Minister in 2013. Mr. Rudd was elected as Leader of the Labor Party in 2006 and was only the third Labor leader to win government from opposition since World War II. As Prime Minister, Mr. Rudd led Australia’s response during the Global Financial Crisis. Mr. Rudd is internationally recognized as one of the founders of the G20, the premier global economic decision-making institution. He is recognized as a major driving force behind the 2010 decision to expand the East Asia Summit to include the United States in this important regional institution. As Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Mr. Rudd also oversaw the doubling of Australian foreign aid over five years, making Australia the seventh largest aid donor in the world. Mr. Rudd remains engaged in major international challenges, including global economic management, the rise of China, and the global challenge of sustainable development. He was a co-author of the 2012 report of the United Nations Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Global Sustainability, Resilient People, Resilient Planet.

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As a Managing Partner at Garnet Strategies, LLC, an international strategic advisory firm with a focus on China, Smith is currently advising clean energy technology companies and nonprofit institutions on leveraging the markets in China and utilizing the U.S.-China relationship to drive change in the clean energy, climate change and conservation spaces. She has advised nonprofit and governmental clients such as the U.S. State Department (Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern), the Paulson Institute, and the Clean Air Task Force. Smith is a regular speaker on China’s role in the world, China’s impact on clean energy and climate change, and the U.S.-China relationship. Previously, Smith served as a member of Secretary Hank Paulson’s senior management team as the deputy chief of staff and executive secretary for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In this capacity, she was the principal advisor to the Secretary on the U.S.-China relationship. Smith was the key force behind designing and managing the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED), which continues to be the highest-level regular dialogue between the two governments. Smith led the coordination efforts within the U.S. government and negotiated with the Chinese on behalf of more than eight U.S. agencies. Working with her team at Treasury, she also established the U.S.–China Ten Year Framework on Energy and the Environment and the EcoPartnership program, both of which continue to define the U.S.-China relationship on climate change. Following her government service, Smith was a Senior Associate for the China and Climate Change programs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a Senior Advisor to the United Nations Foundation leading its work on climate finance.

Smith served as special assistant to Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick in 2005 – 2006 and was Zoellick’s policy adviser for Africa, Europe, and political/military affairs, including U.S.-EU relations, energy security, and U.S.-Sudan policy. Prior to that, Smith was the State Department’s point person on the Darfur situation, spending much of her time in Darfur working with international donors, the Sudanese government and rebel factions. In this role, Smith was responsible for coordinating policy makers across three continents to achieve coherent policy on Sudan. She started in government as a Presidential Management Fellow in the office of Population, Refugees and Migration for the State Department in 2003 based in Washington, Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire. Prior to joining the government, she served as a member of the facilitation team for the Burundi Peace Negotiations led by Nelson Mandela, based in Tanzania and Burundi.

Smith holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

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Houze Song is a Program Associate at the Paulson Institute, where he works primarily on the Institute’s think tank activities. He previously worked as a researcher at Columbia Global Center (East Asia). Before that, he worked as a research manager at Unirule Institute, where he assisted the chairman Mao Yushi with research and project management. He holds a MA in Quantitative Methods and a MPA in International Economics, both from Columbia University.

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Bo Sun is Office Manager of the China office of the Paulson Institute in Beijing. She is responsible for the administrative operations of the China office, event planning activities and other logistical support. Previously, Bo Sun served as Assistant to the Vice President in the Public Affairs Department for Trina Solar Limited. She supported and managed the business calendar for the Vice President and oversaw administrative tasks, daily operations and corporate events held in Beijing and other cities in China.

Bo Sun graduated from Sino-Australian College Dalian Maritime University and received her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Keele University in the United Kingdom.

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Gracie Sun is senior advisor to Wei Wei, LLC and an advisor to the Paulson Institute. For the past 12 years, Sun has represented and advised multinational corporations on market access, intellectual property, and investment issues in China. Prior to her work with Wei Lei LLC, she was Managing Director for China with Stonebridge International, a consulting firm headed by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former U.S. National Security Advisor Sandy Berger. During her time at Stonebridge, she served as China Representative to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and represented major U.S., European and Chinese firms in the market. She also worked for MBP Consulting, a consulting practice of Mayer, Brown, a Chicago-based law firm. Sun is Senior Vice President of Sierra Asia, a China-based consultancy. She has an MBA and lives and works in Shanghai.

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Amy Wan is a Research Analyst at the Paulson Institute. She supports the Institute’s research work, such as policy analysis and data gathering. Prior to joining the Paulson Institute, she worked at China Greentech Initiative, where she served as an analyst. She was responsible for delivering research on Clean Water and Green Building sectors, and also helped with editing and translating the China Greentech Report.

Wan received her Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan.

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Leigh Wedell, Chief Sustainability Officer at the Paulson Institute, has advised U.S. and Chinese companies on market access, profile raising and government relations for the past decade. She has worked with more than 40 companies from 20 business sectors. Previously, Wedell served as Managing Director for Albright Stonebridge Group, a consulting firm led by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger, and Managing Director for MBP Consulting, a consulting practice of Mayer Brown, a top ten Chicago‐based law firm. After leaving Stonebridge, she founded Wei Lei LLC, a strategic advisory firm.

Prior to her consulting work, Wedell was the Deputy Director of the Hong Kong‐U.S. Business Council, a private‐sector initiative administered by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In carrying out the U.S. Chamber’s Asia trade agenda, she worked with U.S. Chamber member companies, state and local chambers of commerce, business coalitions, American Chambers of Commerce abroad, the U.S. government, and foreign governments.

Wedell began her career at the International Republican Institute (IRI), a non‐partisan, non‐governmental organization dedicated to advancing democracy and the rule of law worldwide. She traveled extensively throughout China to implement programs relating to China’s political and economic reform, including electoral reform at the village level.

Wedell received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Master’s Degree in International Relations and Asia Studies from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Brenda K. Wesley supports Cynthia Zeltwanger, Executive Director, and Evan Feigenbaum, Vice Chairman, among others, with administrative needs that include scheduling, travel, expense reports and meeting planning. In addition, Brenda assists with the day to day operation of the Hyde Park office. Brenda comes to The Paulson Institute with over 25 years of administrative, office management, human resources, and event planning experience in the financial industry.

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Richard Xie is the Associate Director of External Affairs for the Paulson Institute’s China office. Previously, Xie worked as senior manager for Corporate Network affairs for The Economist Group, a leading global media organization and think tank. In this role he was responsible for running high-profile political events and business salons in China. He also served as senior manager for corporate affairs at The Walt Disney Company and Dow Jones International-The Wall Street Journal Asia for the past ten years. Xie holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Masters in Business Administration from Inter American University.

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Jerry Yu is Chief Representative of China Office & Managing Director for the Paulson Institute in Beijing, where he manages the Institute’s daily operations in China. Previously, Yu was director of the World Economic Forum’s Community of Global Growth Companies in Beijing. He also has served as a senior manager for corporate affairs at eBay and as Chief Executive Officer of ASEA Convention and Exhibition Company. Yu holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and International Studies from Foreign Affairs College in Beijing and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgetown University.

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Dr. Lucy (Guangzhi) Yu is Associate Director for Conservation Programs at the Paulson Institute, where she works on the Institute’s projects and initiatives related to establishment of national park system in China. Prior to joining the Institute, Lucy was Project Development Coordinator/Protected Area Planning and Management Specialist for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where she managed the planning and formulation process of the Main Streams of Life Programme, a US$26 million GEF funded wetland conservation initiative comprising of seven projects. At the UNDP, she provided technical inputs and coordinated a project preparatory team.

Lucy began her conservation career in 2003 with The Nature Conservancy China Program, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of conservation strategies for China’s protected areas, including providing technical support and guidance to nature reserve managers, adapting conservation methodologies, building capacity of partners locally and nationally, developing conservation plans based on the best available science, and demonstrating conservation practices on the ground.

Lucy earned a doctorate degree in conservation biology from the Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Cynthia Zeltwanger is Executive Director of the Paulson Institute. In this role, she manages daily operations and workflows of the Institute’s staff in the U.S. and China. In concert with Chairman Henry M. Paulson, Jr. she also oversees the implementation of programs and policies that support the Institute’s mission. Previously, Zeltwanger served as the Founder of C Zelt Enterprises, a consulting firm focused on leadership development and executive coaching. She also was Co-Founder of Atlas5 Financial, a management consulting firm providing strategic advice, performance enhancement and other restructuring services for financial institutions.

Prior to her consulting experience, Zeltwanger was the global chief operating officer for NEWEDGE Group. During a 17-year career at FIMAT USA, a subsidiary of Societe Generale, she served in multiple capacities, including chief executive officer and managing director for the Americas, chief operating officer and general manager of the Chicago office, general manager of the New York office, and general counsel.

Zeltwanger is affiliated with numerous professional organizations, including Women’s Leadership Collaboration West and Women in Listed Derivatives which, under her direction, created and successfully implemented the ongoing mentorship program to promote the advancement of women in financial services. Additionally, she is a co-founder of the Women’s Leadership Lab, where she will continue to facilitate periodic leadership programs. She earned her J.D. from Kent College of Law and a B.A. in Business Administration from Ball State University.

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Michael Greenstone is the Milton Friedman Professor of Economics and Director of the interdisciplinary Energy Policy Institute at Chicago. His other current positions and affiliations include Elected Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Editor of the Journal of Political Economy, Faculty Director of the E2e Project, Head of the JPAL Environment and Energy Program, co-Director of the International Growth Centre’s Energy Research Programme, and Nonresident Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. Prior to rejoining the faculty at Chicago, Professor Greenstone was the 3M Professor of Environmental Economics at MIT. Greenstone’s research estimates the costs and benefits of environmental quality and society’s energy choices. He has worked extensively on the Clean Air Act and examined its impacts on air quality, manufacturing activity, housing prices, and human health to assess its benefits and costs. He is currently engaged in large-scale projects to estimate the economic costs of climate change and to identify efficient approaches to mitigating these costs.

His research is increasingly focused on developing countries. This work includes an influential paper that demonstrated that high levels of particulates air pollution from coal combustion are causing the 500 million residents of Northern China to lose more than 2.5 billion years of life expectancy. He is also engaged in projects with the Government of India and four Indian state governments that use randomized control trials to test innovative ways to improve the functioning of environmental regulations and increase energy access.

Greenstone also has extensive policy experience. He served as the Chief Economist for President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2009-10. In addition, he was the Director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, which studies a range of policies to promote broad-based economic growth, from 2010-2013 and has since joined its Advisory Council.

Greenstone received a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University and a BA in economics with High Honors from Swarthmore College.

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Randall S. Kroszner served as a Governor of the Federal Reserve System from March 2006 until January 2009. During his time as a member of the Federal Reserve Board, he chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. In these capacities, he took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure, including rules related to home mortgages and credit cards, and was director of NeighborWorks America. He represented the Federal Reserve Board on the Financial Stability Forum and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. As a member of the Board, he was also a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee. Before becoming a member of the Board, Dr. Kroszner was a professor of economics at the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago where he is now returning to assume a newly-created chair titled the Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics. Dr. Kroszner was Director of the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State and editor of the Journal of Law & Economics. He was a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a director at the National Association for Business Economics. Dr. Kroszner also was a member of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the Department of Labor.

Dr. Kroszner was a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) from 2001 to 2003. While at the CEA, he was heavily involved in formulating the policy response to corporate governance scandals as well as in advising on a wide range of domestic and international issues, including banking and financial regulation, government-sponsored enterprises, pension reform, terrorism risk insurance, tax reform, currency crisis management, sovereign debt restructuring, the role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), international trade, and economic development.

Dr. Kroszner has been a visiting scholar at the Securities and Exchange Commission, the IMF, the Stockholm School of Economics, the Stockholm University, the Free University of Berlin, Germany, and the London School of Economics. He was the John M. Olin Visiting Fellow in Law and Economics at the University of Chicago Law School and the Bertil Danielson Visiting Professor of Banking and Finance at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Dr. Kroszner’s research interests include international financial crises, the Great Depression, regulation of financial institutions, corporate governance, debt restructuring and bankruptcy, and monetary economics.

Dr. Kroszner received an Sc.B. (magna cum laude) in applied mathematics-economics (honors) from Brown University in 1984 and an M.A. (1987) and Ph.D. (1990), both in economics, from Harvard University.

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Robert T. Michael chairs the Paulson Institute’s University of Chicago faculty advisory board. He is the Eliakim Hastings Moore Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Harris School, and was the founding dean of the Harris School. He currently teaches courses on economics of child and family policy, leadership in Chicago, and co-teaches a course on “science, technology, and policy.” Michael has for many years also worked at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), currently as the project director of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) Program. Previously, he served as CEO of NORC. Michael helped to design and conduct the NLSY79, the Children of the NLSY, the NLSY97, and the Children of the National Child Development Study (NCDS) in Great Britain. He was one of three who designed and published extensively using the “National Health and Social Life Survey,” America’s first national probability sample survey of adult sexual behaviors. He chaired the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Panel on Poverty and Family Assistance, which recommended major changes in the official measure of poverty in the United States. Michael’s current research focuses on parental investments in children, and on adolescent and adult sexual behavior in the United States. Michael has written on the causes of divorce; the reasons for the growth of one-person households; the impact of inflation on families; the consequences of the rise in women’s employment for the family, especially children; teenage fertility; sexually transmitted disease; and abortion.

He serves on the Board of Trustees of Western Reserve Academy, and served on the Federal Advisory Committee to the National Children’s Study 2002–2006. In 2005, Michael received the Robert J. Lapham Award from the Population Association of America in recognition of his many contributions during his career blending research with the application of demographic knowledge to policy issues.

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James M. Sallee is an assistant professor at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies and a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2010, he was a visiting researcher at the University of California Energy Institute. His research spans a variety of topics in public economics, including the economics of taxation and environmental economics. His current research is focused on evaluating policy alternatives for increasing the fuel economy of new vehicles in the United States.

James teaches courses on policy approaches to mitigating climate change, U.S. tax policy and empirical methods at the Harris School. He was the 2008 recipient of the National Tax Association Dissertation Award and the 2009 recipient of the John V. Krutilla Research Award. He completed his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan in 2008. He also holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Macalester College.

A native of Bloomington, IL, James is happily married to his high school sweetheart, Caroline Sallee.

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Dali L. Yang is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. He is the founding Faculty Director of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing, a university-wide initiative to promote collaboration and exchange between UChicago scholars and students and their Chinese counterparts. He also directs the University of Chicago Confucius Institute, which is designed to enhance research on China’s development and support Chinese language instruction on the UChicago Hyde Park campus.Professor Yang has previously served in a number of other academic leadership roles. He was Chairman of the Political Science Department, Director of The Center for East Asian Studies, and Director of the Committee on International Relations, all at the University of Chicago. He also previously served as Director of the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore.

An engineering graduate from Beijing Science and Technology University, Yang received his Ph.D. in political science from Princeton University, specializing in international relations and comparative politics. He joined the University of Chicago faculty in 1992.

Professor Yang’s research interests are political institutions, political economy and political behavior, with special reference to China. He is a member of professional associations such as the American Political Science Association and the Association for Asian Studies. He has also served on the editorial boards of various journals, including American Political Science Review, World Politics, Asian Perspective, Journal of Contemporary China, and Journal of Chinese Political Science and as co-editor of China: An International Journal. He has been a co-director of the University of Chicago Workshop on East Asia: Politics, Economy and Society.

Professor Yang is the author of many books and scholarly articles on China’s political economy and governance.