Anthony J. Saich, CMB Board Chair; Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Daewoo Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Anthony J. Saich is the director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Daewoo Professor of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. Saich also serves as the director of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia and the faculty chair of the China Public Policy Program, which provides training programs for national and local Chinese officials.
Saich is a trustee member of International Bridges to Justice and sits on the executive committee of the John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and the Asia Center, both at Harvard University. Saich also is the Harvard representative of the Kennedy Memorial Trust and previously was the representative for the Ford Foundation's China Office from 1994 to 1999. Prior to this, he was director of the Sinological Institute at Leiden University in the Netherlands. His current research focuses on politics and governance in post-Mao China; China's urbanization and rural-urban inequality in China; and the interplay between state and society in Asia. He holds a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Letters, University of Leiden, the Netherlands. He received his master's degree in politics with special reference to China from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, and his bachelor's degree in politics and geography from the University of Newcastle, UK.