Dr. Julian Chang is now working with Laureate International Universities’ China group based in Shanghai. Prior to that, he was Associate Dean for Student Life at Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he aided in the strategic oversight, development, management, administration, and implementation of the program, with a specific emphasis on, and responsibility for, programmatic elements and issues related to student life.
From 2001 to early 2014, Dr. Chang was the Executive Director of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School. From 1996 to 2001, he held various teaching and managerial positions at Stanford University focusing on Asia and China. He first visited China in 1977 and returned to work there in the 1980s at Wuhan University.
Dr. Chang is founding President of the Chinese Globalization Association, a non-profit organization, which supports research on the range and variety of China’s contemporary outbound investment activity, both state and private. He is a senior partner at the Cambridge China Group, a strategic consultancy in Cambridge, USA; a Practice Partner at Provision, LLC, a global procurement services firm with offices based in Philadelphia, USA, and Dubai, UAE; and an associate of the Hong Kong-based X-RG group, as well as an independent director at Kulong Energy Beverage Company, Inc.
Dr. Chang has given lectures and seminars across China and is often quoted in the Chinese press. His current research interests include innovation in China, as well as leadership and globalization. His PhD dissertation was on political marketing in China and the Sino-Soviet relationship. Dr. Chang co-edited China Rules: Globalization and Political Transformation; Economic Reform and Cross-Strait Relations: Taiwan and China in the WTO; and Presidential Politics in Taiwan: The Administration of Chen Shui-bian and is currently working on a multi-volume reference set on globalization and China’s higher education.