Jude Blanchette

Jude Blanchette

Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Jude Blanchette holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

He is also a senior advisor at Crumpton Group, helping clients to navigate market entry, negotiations, and business operations; assess political risk; anticipate future opportunities; and create smart exit strategies.

Previously, he was the engagement director at The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing, where he led the Center’s research on China’s political environment, with a focus on the workings of the Communist Party and its impact on foreign investors. Prior to working at The Conference Board, he was the assistant director of the 21st Century China Program at the University of California, San Diego.

Mr. Blanchette is a contributor to Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, China Economic Quarterly, and his Chinese translations have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. His book, China’s New Red Guards: The Return of Radicalism and the Rebirth of Mao Zedong, was published in June 2019 by Oxford University Press.

Mr. Blanchette holds a Master’s degree in modern Chinese studies from the University of Oxford and a BA in economics from the Loyola University in Maryland. He has lived and worked in China for more than 10 years.