Biography

Christopher Li is a Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he focuses on U.S.-China relations, Asia-Pacific security, and technology competition. His research interests also include Chinese history and politics, Taiwan and cross-strait relations, and emerging technology. Previously at the Center, Chris was research assistant to Graham Allison in the Avoiding Great Power War Project and coordinator of the China Working Group. In that role, he also contributed to the China Cyber Policy Initiative and the Technology and Public Purpose Project, led by former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.

Prior to joining Belfer, Chris was special assistant for life sciences strategy in the Office of the Provost at Harvard and worked in a molecular biology lab at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

A proud native of New Jersey, Chris received his B.A. with high honors in biology from Harvard University and a M.A. in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University, where he was a Schwarzman Scholar. He is currently a PhD candidate in biomedical sciences at Harvard Medical School. Chris is fluent in Mandarin, completed advanced language training at National Taiwan University, and has served as an interpreter for U.S.-China Track II dialogues.  

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