Dr. Regina Abrami is Chang Sun Term Professor and Faculty Director of the Global Program at the Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies. In addition, she is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Senior Fellow of Management at the Wharton School, and Director of the Perry World House’s Graduate Associates Program. Prior to joining the Lauder Institute, she was on the faculty of Harvard Business School where she taught in the MBA, Doctoral, and Executive Education Programs, with a focus on the context of global business, including government-business relations, international and comparative political economy, the origins and global impact of Chinese business, and China’s economic relations with the world. Her expertise in these areas is combined with a continued passion for curricular design, experiential education, and the practice of strategic foresight and leadership development.
Dr. Abrami is an award-winning teacher and author of Can China Lead? Reaching the Limits of Power and Growth. Her research has appeared in Comparative Politics, Journal of East Asian Studies, Harvard Business Review, and the Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems, in addition to media outlets. She serves as an editorial review board member of the Asian Business and Management Journal and advisor to the Management & Business Review. Her research has been supported through various grants and fellowships, including the American Council of Learned Societies, Ford Foundation, Fulbright, Hellman Faculty Fellows Program, the Institute of World Politics, and the Social Science Research Council. Other honors include the Aspen Institute’s “Ideas Worth Teaching Award” for her course on strategic foresight for future worlds and the HBS Greenhill Award for distinguished service.