Terry Lautz is a Moynihan Research Fellow at Syracuse University, chair of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, and former vice president of the Henry Luce Foundation.  He serves on the board of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and is a former chair of the Lingnan Foundation and the Yale-China Association.  He lived in Taiwan as a teenager and made his first trip to the PRC in 1978.

Lautz graduated from Harvard College (magna cum laude) and holds MA and PhD degrees from Stanford University.  He has been a visiting professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Columbia University, Colorado College, Syracuse University, and Wellesley College.  He studies U.S.-China cultural relations and is the author of John Birch: A Life (Oxford University Press, 2016), the story of a young American in China who became the namesake of a controversial right-wing organization in the United States.

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