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Joshua Cooper Ramo      

Managing Director at Kissinger Associates; Author of "The Age of the Unthinkable" & "Seventh Sense"

Joshua Cooper Ramo is Managing Director at Kissinger Associates, a strategic advisory firm. He is the youngest Managing Director in the history of the firm. Prior to entering the advisory business, Ramo was an award-winning journalist and the Senior Editor and Foreign Editor of TIME Magazine. Among his nearly two-dozen TIME cover stories were the 1997 Man of the Year profile of Andy Grove, an award-winning profile of Kofi Annan, and most recently, reports on unemployment in America and China-U.S. relations.


Ramo, a Mandarin speaker, divides his time between Beijing and New York City. The World Economic Forum has called him “one of China’s leading foreign-born scholars.” His papers on China's development, including "The Beijing Consensus" and "Brand China," have been widely distributed in China and abroad. In 2008, Ramo served as China Analyst for NBC during the Summer Olympics in Beijing.


Trained as an economist, Ramo holds degrees from the University of Chicago and New York University. He has been a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Asia21 Leaders Program, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders and Global Leaders for Tomorrow, an advisory board member of the Leaders Project and co-founder of the US‐China Young Leaders Forum. He has spent two sabbaticals working at AIDS hospices in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. An avid flyer, Ramo wrote a book, No Visible Horizons, about his experiences as a competitive aerobatic pilot. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Starbucks.


His most recent book, The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It, was published in April 2009 in seven languages.

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