Mansfield Center Advisory Board

David BellDavid Bell, Board Chair

President and CEO, ALPS Corporation

Terry WeidnerDr. Terry Weidner, Board Vice-Chair

Professor Emeritus, Political Science; Former Mansfield Center Executive Director

 

Jon BennionJon Bennion

Government Relations Director, The Washington Companies

Mary ByronMary Byron

Owner, Cloud Nine Quilts; Liaison, Mansfield Foundation Board of Directors

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President, Radio Free Asia

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National Correspondent, Newsy
Nancy Keenan

Nancy Keenan

Former Executive Director, Montana Democratic Party

 

Paul LaurenDr. Paul Lauren

Regents Professor Emeritus; Founding Director, Mansfield Center

 

Tom LopachTom Lopach

President and CEO, Voter Participation Center and the Center for Voter Information

 

Liz MarchiLiz Marchi

Founder, Frontier Angel Fund and Head of Community Engagement, Two Bear Capital

 

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Director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a Hoover Fellow at Stanford University

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Chief Business Process Officer at Teneo

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Former Governer of the State of Montana

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UM Faculty Affiliate in Economics and Nonresident Senior Associate in Economics for the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Kimberlee VisserKimberlee Visser

Designer, Community Advocate, Business Advisor

Bryce WardBryce Ward

Founder of ABMJ Consutling, Research Associate at the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities at the University of Montana

Mansfield Fellows

Dexter Roberts

Chinese Economics, Business, and Politics

Contact

Email
dexter1.roberts@umontana.edu
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Dexter Tiff Roberts is an award-winning journalist and speaker who is a regular commentator on the U.S.-China trade and political relationship. As well as a Mansfield Fellow and adjunct instructor in political science at the University of Montana, he is also a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Asia Security Initiative. Previously he was China bureau chief and Asia News Editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, based in Beijing for more than two decades. He 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. He has also reported from North Korea, Mongolia and Cambodia, on China's growing economic and political influence. His recent reporting has focused on how legacy policies from China's past, including its household registration system, are leading to growing inequality and social tension, and are holding back the country's development.

Roberts has won numerous journalism honors, including Overseas Press Club awards, the Sidney Hillman Foundation prize, Human Rights Press awards, and Society of Publishers in Asia editorial excellence awards. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from Stanford University, where he was a National Merit Scholar, and a master of international affairs focusing on China and journalism from Columbia University, where he was a recipient of the New York Financial Writers Association Scholarship. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and studied at National Taiwan Normal University's Mandarin Training Center in Taipei, Taiwan. Roberts’ first book, The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: the Worker, the Factory and the Future of the World (St. Martin's Press), was chosen as one of The Economist “best books of the year” for 2020.  He is represented by Macmillan Speakers Bureau and has launched a China trade newsletter titled Trade War.