Dexter Tiff Roberts is an award-winning writer and speaker on China now serving as a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council Asia Security Initiative, a fellow at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, and an adjunct instructor in political science at the University of Montana. Previously, he was China bureau chief and Asia News Editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, based in Beijing for more than two decades. He closes the opening week of the 2021 Chautauqua Lecture Series with a discussion of China’s uncertain economic future and the implications for our world.
Roberts has reported from all of China’s provinces and regions including Tibet and Xinjiang, covering the rise of companies and entrepreneurs, manufacturing and migrants, demography and civil society, and politics and security. He has also reported from North Korea, Mongolia and Cambodia, on China’s growing economic and political influence. Roberts’ first book, The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: The Worker, the Factory, and the Future of the World, was published by St. Martin’s Press in March 2020; he is also the founder and publisher of the weekly newsletter Trade War.
He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University and Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, and has studied Mandarin Chinese at Taiwan Normal University.
This program is made possible by Selina and Walter Braham Lectureship.