Kenneth Lieberthal is a Senior Director of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and advises the firm’s clients on matters related to China and Asia. Dr. Lieberthal serves as director of the John L. Thornton China Center and senior fellow in Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development at the Brookings Institution.
Previously, Dr. Lieberthal was a professor at the University of Michigan from 1983-2009. He served as special assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and senior director for Asia on the National Security Council from August 1998 to October 2000.
His government responsibilities encompassed U.S. policy toward Northeast, East and Southeast Asia. He has consulted on Chinese and Asian affairs for the U.S. Departments of State, Defense and Commerce as well as for the World Bank, among others.
Dr. Lieberthal serves on the boards of directors or advisors of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the East-West Center, Tsinghua University’s Center for China in the World Economy and many other organizations.
He has authored or co-authored 15 books and monographs, including Governing China: From Revolution to Reform (W.W. Norton, 2004), and over 70 articles, mostly dealing with China.
Dr. Lieberthal earned his Ph.D. in Political Science and two M.A.s from Columbia University. He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College. Dr. Lieberthal speaks Chinese.