Board Member

Harry Harding

University Professor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, University of Virginia
Yushan Scholar and University Chair Professor, College of Social Sciences, National Chengchi University

Harry Harding is a specialist on Asia and US–Asian relations. His major publications include Organizing China: The Problem of Bureaucracy, 1949–1966; China’s Second Revolution: Reform after Mao; A Fragile Relationship: the United States and China since 1972; and the chapter on the Cultural Revolution in the Cambridge History of China. He is presently working on a sequel to A Fragile Relationship, with the working title A Broken Engagement: the United States and China from Clinton to Trump.

Presently a University Professor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and a Faculty Senior Fellow in the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia (UVA), he is also Yushan Scholar and Chair Professor in the College of Social Science at National Chengchi University in Taipei. He has previously held visiting or adjunct appointments at the University of Washington, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Sydney, the University of Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Harding served as the founding dean of UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy between 2009 and 2014. Before joining the Batten School, he held faculty appointments at Swarthmore College and Stanford University, founded the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and was a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. From 1995 to 2005 he was Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, and from 2005 to 2007 was Director of Research and Analysis at Eurasia Group, a political risk research and advisory firm based in New York. He has served on the boards of several educational and nonprofit institutions as well as on the US–China Joint Commission on Science and Technology and the US Defense Policy Board. A graduate of Princeton in public and international affairs, he holds a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University. He is married to Syaru Shirley Lin.