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A
BOUT THE
A
UTHOR

Joshua Cooper Ramo is a managing director of Kissinger Associates, one of the world’s leading strategic advisory firms. Before
entering the advisory business, Ramo was an award-winning journalist, working as senior editor and foreign editor of
Time
magazine.

Ramo, a Mandarin speaker who divides his time between Beijing and New York, has been called “one of China’s leading foreign-born
scholars.” His papers on China’s development, including “The Beijing Consensus” and “Brand China,” have been widely distributed
in China and abroad. In 2008, Ramo served as China Analyst for NBC during the Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Ramo has been a member of the Asia21 Leaders Program, a cofounder of the U.S.-China Young Leaders Forum, and a Young Global
Leader of the World Economic Forum. He served as cochair of the Santa Fe Institute’s first working group on Complexity and
International Affairs. An avid flyer, Ramo has written a book,
No Visible Horizon
, about his experiences as a competitive aerobatic pilot. Trained as an economist, Ramo holds degrees in Latin American studies
from the University of Chicago and economics from New York University.

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