Julian Gewirtz

Julian Gewirtz (@juliangewirtz) is an Academy Scholar at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. He is the author of Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China (Harvard University Press, 2017) and a new book on the tumult and legacies of the 1980s in China (Harvard University Press, 2021).

He previously served in the Obama Administration, most recently as special advisor for international affairs to the Deputy Secretary of Energy, and was a Fellow in History and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. His writing on Asia is published in Foreign AffairsThe GuardianHarper’s, the Journal of Asian StudiesNew York TimesPast & Present, the Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Gewirtz received his doctorate in 2018 from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and his undergraduate degree in 2013 from Harvard College.

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