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Edward Cunningham, Advisory Council Member

Edward Cunningham is the Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Asia Energy and Sustainability Initiative and Assistant Professor at Boston University’s Department of Earth and Environment. He focuses his work on energy markets, policy, and technology. He is also an affiliate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) Industrial Performance Center and serves as a consultant to private and publicly listed companies, with a particular focus on the energy and financial sectors.


Professor Cunningham served as the program officer of the China Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, which has trained over 1,000 senior government officials in China since 1999. He has worked in Beijing, studied at Peking University and Tsinghua University, and speaks regularly at industry and academic conferences on issues relating to energy investment, industrial policy, competitiveness, and governance. His work has appeared in major media such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Bloomberg, and The Economist.


Edward received a B.S. from Georgetown University, an A.M. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from M.I.T. He was also selected as a Fulbright Fellow to China. He is fluent in Mandarin and Italian.

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