Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society and was former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. He was born in New York City, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in Far Eastern History, was an exchange student at National Taiwan University 60s and earned a PhD (abd) at the UC, Berkeley, in Chinese History. He has worked for the Ford Foundation in Indonesia, covered the war in Indochina as a journalist and traveled widely in China since the mid-70s and authored sixteen books, twelve about China. His most recent books are: My Old Home: A Novel of Exile; Wealth and Power, China’s Long March to the 21st Century; Virtual Tibet; The China Reader: The Reform Years; and Mandate of Heaven: The Legacy of Tiananmen Square and the Next Generation of China’s Leaders. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Overseas Press Club Award, and the Harvard-Stanford Shorenstein Prize in Asian Journalism and a fellow at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University, a senior fellow at the Annenberg School of Communications at the USC. He also is currently Co-chair of the Task Force on US China Policy.