Julian Gewirtz completed his doctorate in history at the University of Oxford in 2018 as a History and Public Policy Fellow AY17-18. His dissertation analyzed Chinese politics and economic reform in the 1980s with a particular focus on Premier and General Secretary Zhao Ziyang, In 2017, he published his first book, Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China (Harvard University Press), which was reviewed in publications such as The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Harvard Business Review, and the Financial Times. Gewirtz previously served in the Obama Administration, most recently as special advisor for international affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy. His writing on Asia for general audiences has been published by, among others, Foreign Affairs, The American Scholar, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. A Rhodes Scholar, he received his A.B. from Harvard College, summa cum laude in history, in 2013.