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Orville Schell

Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society. He is a former professor and dean at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Schell is the author of 15 books and a contributor to numerous magazines and newspapers. Schell graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University, was an exchange student at National Taiwan University in the 1960s, and earned a Ph.D. (Abd) at the University of California, Berkeley in Chinese history. He has traveled widely in China since the mid-1970s.

Tom Nagorski

Tom Nagorski is Asia Society's former executive vice president and is global editor for a digital journalism startup set to launch in 2022. He previously spent nearly three decades at ABC News as managing editor for international coverage, foreign editor for World News Tonight, and as an international reporter and producer. He won eight Emmy awards, the Dupont Award for excellence in international coverage, and a fellowship from the Henry Luce Foundation. Nagorski is author of Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack.