Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Before coming to the Wilson Center he was director of the Maryland China Initiative and American Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. He began work in U.S.-China relations as a diplomat, serving at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in the late 80s and early 90s. After leaving the Foreign Service, he taught Chinese at Cornell, worked on television and theater projects in China, and helped produce the Chinese-language version of Sesame Street. His commentary is featured on NPR, C-Span, CNBC, the Voice of America, and global television stations. Mr. Daly has testified before Congress on U.S.-China relations and has lectured at hundreds of institutions. He has lived in China for 12 years and has interpreted for Chinese leaders, including Jiang Zemin, and American leaders, including Jimmy Carter.