Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Tue 05 Dec - Sun 10 Dec, 2006
(Session 438)

Kenneth Lieberthal Kenneth Lieberthal (Chairperson)

Country/Region: United States of America

The Brookings Institution

Arthur Thurman Professor of political science and William Davidson Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; former Senior Director for Asia and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, National Security Council, Washington, DC

Biography:
Kenneth Lieberthal (Chair) is Arthur Thurman Professor of political science at the University of Michigan and William Davidson Professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. His research encompasses the evolution of China's political economy, multinational corporate investment in China and India, and foreign policy and security issues in Asia and the United States. During the Clinton administration he served as senior director for Asia at the National Security Council, as well as special assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Dr. Lieberthal is currently a non-resident Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, and senior director of Stonebridge International LLC, a business advisory firm specializing in the BRIC markets. A prolific contributor to the discourse on modern China, he sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Contemporary China, the China Quarterly and the China Economic Review. Dr. Lieberthal holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University. Dr. Lieberthal is accompanied by his wife, Jane Lieberthal.