Steven W. Lewis, Ph.D., is the C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow and faculty adviser for the Jesse Jones Leadership Center Summer in D.C. Policy Research Internship Program. He is also a professor in the practice and an associate director of the Chao Center for Asian Studies, as well as an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Sociology at Rice University. His research explores the growth of a transnational Chinese middle class, the influence of advertisements in new public spaces in Chinese cities, the development of privatization experiments in China’s localities, and the reform of China’s energy policies, national oil companies and international energy relations. Lewis is an associate fellow of Asia Society International, an editorial board member of Asia Policy and an academic adviser to the U.S.-China Working Group of the U.S. House of Representatives. He received his doctorate in political science from Washington University in St. Louis.
Beijing – Professor Steven Lewis of Rice University’s Baker Institute of Public Policy and Chao Center for Asian Studies