Elizabeth C. Economy
C. V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director, Asia Studies
Council on Foreign Relations
BA, Swarthmore College; AM, Stanford University; PhD, University of Michigan. Frequent writer including Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Washington Post and International Herald Tribune; frequent radio and television commentator on Chinese domestic and foreign policy. Author, The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future. Recipient of awards: one of top ten books, the Globalist (2004); International Convention on Asia Scholars award, for best social sciences book on Asia (2005); Top 50 Sustainability Books in 2008, University of Cambridge (2008); honorary degree, Vermont Law School (2008).