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James Green

Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues

James Green is a senior research fellow with the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues at Georgetown University. He has worked for over two decades on U.S.-China relations for the U.S. government and in the private sector. Green received his honors B.A. from Brown University and is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where his master’s degree work concentrated on China studies and international economics.

Accomplishments include:

  • Served as minister counselor for trade affairs in the Office of the United States Trade Representative at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing from 2013 to 2018.
  • In prior government service from 2006 to 2010, Green worked on the U.S. secretary of state’s policy planning staff covering East Asia. He has also worked at the Department of State’s China desk on bilateral affairs and served as the China director of the White House’s National Security Council, where he coordinated inter-agency political, economic, and military policy towards China.
  • In the private sector, Green was a senior vice president in the China practice of a leading consultancy, and prior to that he established and headed the government relations department at the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.