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Robert Daly

Robert Daly

Director, Kissinger Institute on China & the U.S.

Robert Daly has directed the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Wilson Center since 2013. He came to the Wilson Center from the University of Maryland. Prior to that, he was American director of the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies. Daly began work in U.S.-China relations as a diplomat, serving as cultural exchanges officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He has taught at Cornell and Syracuse University and has worked on television and theater projects in China as a host, actor, and writer. Daly has lectured at scores of Chinese and American institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, the East-West Center, the Asia Society, PACOM, and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. He has lived in China for 11 years and has interpreted for Chinese and Americans, including Jiang Zemin, Yu Zhengsheng, Jimmy Carter, and Henry Kissinger.

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What’s needed now is long-term messaging at a short summit.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Daly previewed Chinese President Xi Jinping’s U.S. visit in September.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

A discussion of two recent reports on U.S. policy toward China.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The United States would engage China and Russia more effectively by focusing debate on specific policy issues and omitting more general criticism.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

During recent speeches, high-level Chinese officials delivered seemingly contradictory messages about China’s intentions as a world power—how should we decipher these mixed signals?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Perspective on recent naval exercises in the Pacific.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The Department of Justice’s indictments are justified. But they won’t be effective and they may prove counter-productive.

Monday, May 19, 2014