Melanie HartMelanie Hart
Senior Fellow & Director, China Policy, Center for American Progress

Dr. Melanie Hart is a senior fellow and director for China policy at the Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan policy institute based in Washington, D.C. She leads the Center’s work on China and U.S.-China relations. Her most recent work focuses on developing a comprehensive U.S. strategy toward China, analyzing the domestic political factors driving Chinese foreign policy in the Xi Jinping era, tracking Chinese industrial policy in the energy and information technology sectors, and assessing China’s intentions toward the global order.

Dr. Hart has worked on Chinese domestic and foreign policy issues for nearly two decades. Before joining American Progress, she worked in the information technology sector helping American businesses understand China’s emerging industrial policies. She also worked as a consultant on the digital economy for the Aspen Institute and on China policy issues for the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and other policy and business advisory organizations. Dr. Hart currently serves on the board of the American Mandarin Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the professional development of current and future stewards of the U.S.-China relationship.

Dr. Hart has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego, and a B.A. from Texas A&M University. She studied Chinese at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing and has worked as a Chinese-English translator for Caijing Magazine.

2019 CHINA Town Hall

The thirteenth annual CHINA Town Hall will take place at 80+ venues across the United States and China on Monday, November 18, at 6:00 p.m. EST. This year, the National Committee is shifting the CTH format slightly, as we feel that today’s political climate warrants a national discussion on the Sino-American relationship and the issues that are impacting us, our businesses, our educational institutions, our communities, our states, and our country.

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