| December 13, 2000
The Center for Business and Government at Harvard’s
Kennedy School announced a full roster of fellows for 2000-2001.
The largest complement of fellows in the history of the Center,
this global gathering of business leaders, scholars, industry representatives,
and policy makers from around the world will study subjects ranging
from business reform to resource regulation and from energy policy
to the evolution of world trade.
“The impressive range of experience and expertise
our CBG fellows bring to the community will help to advance our
understanding and our mission: to promote economic growth while
strengthening democratic institutions,” said Ira Jackson, Director
of the Center for Business and Government. “These fellows are accomplished,
they are thoughtful and they come from around the world. They help
to enhance the excitement, diversity and engagement at CBG.”
The CBG fellows hail from Japan, China, Israel,
Singapore, Saudi Arabia, South America, the United States and France.
The professional experience they bring the Center ranges from that
of a former chairman and CEO of one of the nation’s largest banks
to the Deputy Mayor of a district in Bejing, China
CBG fellows share their insights at public seminars,
work with faculty members to advance the research of the Center,
and use the resources and expertise found at CBG to complete research
projects and evaluate and consider public policy initiatives with
applications in the United States and abroad. The 2000-2001 roster
of fellows includes:
Marsh Carter is retiring chairman and CEO
of State Street Bank. As a Senior Fellow at CBG, Carter intends
to focus on research and teaching in leadership, information technology
and pension reform, and will also participate actively in a number
of CBG conferences, including one this spring on entrepreneurship,
innovation and public policy.
Yong Lu is on leave from his position as
Deputy Mayor of the People’s Government of Fangshan District in
Beijing. Dr. Lu comes to the CBG on the authority of the Chinese
government. At the CBG, his research will focus on “Strategy and
Policy Design for Regional Economic Administration under the Conditions
of Marketilization and China’s Accession to the WTO.”
Kenji Adachi is on leave from the Electrical
Power Development Co. Ltd. in Tokyo. As a CBG Fellow he will work
on technical and economic issues facing the Japanese electric utility
industry during the period of deregulation.
Khalid Al-Aiban is an assistant professor
at the College of Administrative Sciences, King Saud University,
Riyadh. He also serves as president of the American Institute for
Healthcare Quality in Oklahoma. As a fellow at the CBG, Dr. Al-Aiban
is conducting a research on Leadership and Change in the Middle
East and will help launch a Technology Transfer project for his
home country in the areas of management, finance, and economics.
Peng Hwa Ang is vice-dean of the School of
Communication Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore,
where he teaches media management and media law and ethics. He has
consulted for the United Nations Development Program and the European
Union on law and policy issues related to the internet. He is affiliated
with the Harvard Information Infrastructure Program (HIIP). His
research interest lies in media freedom and censorship.
Amitav Acharya specializes in regional security
and multilateralism in Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific. He was previously
an assistant professor at the Institute of Defense and Strategic
Studies in Singapore and has testified before the UN Panel on Small
Arms and the UN Conventional Arms Register. During his fellowship
at the Center, Acharya’s research will focus on rule based regional
institutions in Asia Pacific.
Ross Baldick is an associate professor of
electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas at
Austin. He is the recipient of nearly a dozen awards and honors,
including the Engineering Foundation Faculty Award from the University
of Texas, the National Science Foundation Research Initiative Award,
and the NSF Young Investigator Award. He is spending his sabbatical
as a Harvard Electricity Policy Group fellow at the Center for Business
Dan Bavly is a returning fellow at the Center
for Business and Government. He is a retired partner of the Bavly
Millner accounting firm in Israel. During his stay at CBG, he will
be researching accountability in the bureaucracy in government,
not-for-profit organizations, and large corporations.
Nolan Bowie is an adjunct lecturer in public
policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Information
Infrastructure Project. Bowie has also served as an assistant special
prosecutor with the Watergate Special Prosecution Force; assistant
attorney general, Civil Rights Bureau, New York State Department
of Law; and as staff attorney and executive director of Citizens
Communications Center, a public interest law firm.
Zhensheng Chen is currently an associate
professor for the Foreign Affairs Bureau at the Chinese Academy
of Social Sciences. While at CBG, he will continue his studies in
China-US relations with an emphasis on the ideology behind US foreign
policy as it relates to China.
Jerome H. Grossman, M.D. is chairman emeritus
of New England Medical Center, Inc., where he served as Chairman
and CEO from 1979 to 1995, and is honorary physician at the Massachusetts
General Hospital, where he served full-time from 1966 to 1979. As
a fellow at CBG, Dr. Grossman recently released a report on the
economic history of healthcare in Massachusetts. He is currently
working on developing a new program addressing issues within the
healthcare delivery system.
Paul Hodge is a recipient of the Kennedy
School’s Lucius N. Littauer Fellowship 2000 and the Community and
Public Service Award. A specialist in elder abuse and aging policy
issues, Hodge was an elder abuse law enforcement expert witness
before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Aging and a panelist
at a presidential summit on elder issues sponsored by the National
Association of Attorney Generals. As a fellow with the CBG, Hodge
played an active role in the Center’s recent conference on “DNA
and the Criminal Justice System,” which featured Supreme Court Justice
Stephen Breyer and Attorney General Janet Reno.
Hiroki Kawai is an
associate professor of economics at Keio University in Tokyo. He
has also been a visiting researcher of Economic Planning Agency
for the Japanese Government. As a CBG fellow, Kawai’s research will
center on empirical analysis of industrial organization based on
Rachel McCleary comes to the Center from
her most recent post as a research fellow at the Hoover Institution
at Stanford University. As a CBG fellow, she will be researching
how private sectors influence political and economic policy in democratic
and economic transitions. Her research will encompass six countries:
Guatemala, Slovakia, Mongolia, Ethiopia, India and Vietnam.
Akifumi Morimoto is an assistant manager
at the Kansai Electric Power Company Inc. in Osaka, Japan. As a
fellow at the CBG, Morimoto will focus his research on the future
of nuclear power generation within a deregulating electricity market.
Masashi Nakayama is an associate professor
of law at Soka University in Japan where he also serves as Vice
Dean of Student Affairs. As a fellow at the Center, Professor Nakayama
intends to study subjects related to the Asia-Pacific Policy Program
on Global Governance and the United Nations.
Juan-Carlos Pitarque was a Mason Fellow at
the Kennedy School last year. Pitarque was a member of Ecuador’s
Presidential Cabinet and the Ministry of Trade and Industry. He
was elected to the National Congress of Ecuador in 1999. Pitarque’s
research at the Center for Business and Government will focus on
new banking and regulatory systems for Ecuador.
Evanan Romero received a Fulbright Award
to conduct research in the development of effective regional energy
cooperation in the Americas. Romero was formerly Venezula’s deputy
minister of Energy and Mines and founding vice-president of Intevep,
an affiliate of Petroleos de Venezuela. His research will encompass
the development of compatible policies for government regulatory
institutions as well as appropriate fiscal and legal frameworks
used to encourage the creation of investment in a necessary infrastructure
in the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Mary Rundle is a legal affairs officer in
the Trade and Finance Division of the World Trade Organization,
where her work since 1996 has focused on regional trade agreements,
trade-related investment measures, and IMF/World Bank relations.
She is a member of the New York Bar Association and is affiliated
with the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project.
Pierre Sauve is a nonresident CBG fellow
at the OECD Trade Directorate in Paris, France. He also lectures
on international trade policy at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques
in Paris. Sauve’s work has focused on the liberalization of trade
in services; on the development of rules on foreign direct investment
in the multilateral trading system; and on some of the systemic
challenges confronting the WTO. He is currently working on a book
with CBG Professor Roger Porter and Arvind Subramanian on the multilateral
trading system at the millennium.
Arvind Subramanian is a nonresident CBG Fellow
currently working at the International Monetary Fund in Washington,
DC. He was a resident fellow and adjunct lecturer at CBG last year.
Subramanian is currently at work on a book about the multilateral
trading system at the millennium with Professor Porter and Pierre
Norio Takeda is on leave from the Japan National
Oil Corporation in Tokyo. At JNOC, he was involved oil exploration
and development, gas and oil stockpiling, and the collection and
analysis of international oil data. At CBG, he will be working on
the evolution and restructuring of oil markets.
Theodora Welch is a PhD candidate in strategy
and policy, completing her dissertation research on Ownership
Transformation and Organizational Innovation in the Global Telecommunications
Industry: A Multi-Method Examination of Privatization Strategies
in Developing Economies. Welch’s research covers the policy
areas of privatization, corporate restructuring, and global telecommunications.
She is affiliated with the Harvard Information Infrastructure Project.
Charles Wiecha is manager of the Universal
Interaction group at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown
Heights, NY, and an adjunct assistant professor in the Engineering
and Public Policy Department at Carnegie Mellon University. His
research at the CBG will entail raising awareness of how these decreased
costs of mass customization in application development will impact
the digital divide debate. He is affiliated with the Harvard Information
Jiayi Yang is vice president of the Beijing
International Power Development and Investment Corp. where he is
in charge of financial affairs and investment decision-making. At
CBG, Yang will focus his research on reform in the electricity industry
in both the U.S. and China. His research will conclude with policy
proposals for the government and his firm.
Kazuhisa Yano comes to the Center from his
position as with Osaka Gas Company where he is currently Manager
of the International Business Office. As a CBG fellow, Yano will
focus his research on the future of gas and electric policies.
Yunfa Zhu is currently on leave from his
post as a Senior Associate Research Fellow for the Institute of
Quantitative and Technical Economics at the Chinese Academy of Social
Sciences. While at CBG, Zhu will continue his research on economic
modeling and forecasting which includes data searches, processing
and setting up databases, specifying modeling equations and systems
in computer application software, running modeling systems, and
writing reports and papers based on simulations and databases.
In its mission to foster new ways of thinking about
the complex interrelationship between the business and government
sectors, the Center for Business and Government conducts groundbreaking
policy-oriented research, develops innovative curriculum and promotes
public understanding by convening business leaders, scholars, policy
makers, civic organizations and members of the media to discuss
critical issues related to the evolving relationship at the intersection
of business and government.
For more information, contact Shannon
Quinn at (617) 496-9308.