Dr. Overholt is senior research fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Previously he was the director of the Center for Asia Pacific Policy at RAND. For 21 years he headed investment bank research teams, serving as managing director and head of research at Bankers Trust in Hong Kong, managing director of research for BankBoston’s regional headquarters in Singapore, and head of Asia Strategy and Economics for Nomura in Hong Kong. He also spent eight years at the Hudson Institute, where he managed research projects for the Department of Defense, National Security Council, NASA, and others, and was director of a business consulting subsidiary. Dr. Overholt is the author of six books, most notably Asia, America and the Transformation of Geopolitics; and The Rise of China, along with books on risk analysis and strategic planning. He received his B.A. from Harvard and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale.