Director, Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Tony Saich is the director of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. In addition, he is a guest professor at the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University, China. He also advises a wide range of government, private, and nonprofit organizations on work in China and elsewhere in Asia.
Saich was a trustee member of the National Committee on US-China Relations (2014-2020), is a board member of AMC Entertainment Inc. and International Bridges to Justice, and was the Chair of the China Medical Board (2015-2019). He is also the U.S. Secretary-General of the China United States Strategic Philanthropy. Previously, he was the representative for the Ford Foundation’s China Office from 1994 to 1999. The work at the foundation included programs on legal representation, reproductive health, poverty alleviation, and international affairs. Prior to this, he was director of the Sinological Institute at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
His most recent books include “From Rebel to Ruler: One Hundred Years of the Chinese Communist Party” (2021); “Finding Allies and Making Revolution: The Early Years of the Chinese Communist Party” (2020); and “Governance and Politics of China” (Fourth Edition, 2015).