is fellow and associate director of the Think Tank at the Paulson Institute, where he co-founded MacroPolo, a leading digital platform on China’s political economy, investment and geoeconomics. He is co-author of In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China’s Ascent in the Next Decade and editor of The Economics of Air Pollution in China (by Ma Jun). He currently also serves as adjunct faculty at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Previously, Ma was a China and Mongolia senior analyst at Eurasia Group, the political risk research and advisory firm. He specialized in analyzing the intersection between Chinese policies and markets, with a particular focus on energy and commodities, industrial policy, elite politics, U.S.-China relations, and social policies. His advisory and analytical work served a range of clients from institutional investors and multinational corporations to the U.S. government. Prior to joining Eurasia Group, he was a manager of publications at the U.S.-China Business Council in Washington, D.C. He also worked in public relations firm H-Line Ogilvy in Beijing, where he served major multinational clients.
In addition, Ma has published widely, including in The Atlantic online, New York Times, Foreign Affairs, The New Republic, Foreign Policy and Bloomberg, among others. He has also appeared in a range of broadcast media such as the Charlie Rose Show, BBC, NPR and CNBC. He also served as an adjunct instructor at Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington, D.C.
Ma is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and was named a “99under33” foreign policy leader in 2012 by the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.
Robyne Hart is Director of Operations for the Career Management Center. At Kellogg she oversees CMC technology, annual employment reporting, as well as administrative and logistical aspects of CMC programming.
Prior to this role, Robyne was a member of the business factor at Hanover College and established the Center for Business Preparation (Business Scholars Program), an innovative, experiential business program for liberal arts majors. She moved to Chicago to launch the Associated Colleges of the Midwest’s Chicago - Entrepreneurship program.
In additional to higher education, Robyne also worked in the financial services industry for over 10 years. She held numerous positions during her banking career and has over 25 years of managerial experience. She served as Vice President of Operations for a mid-sized commercial bank where she was responsible for transitioning the organization from a privately held institution to a publicly traded company. She holds a BS degree in Finance from Butler University and an MBA from Indiana University.