Julian Baird Gewirtz is currently a Fellow in History and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He completed his doctorate in history at the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. A Chinese speaker, he is the author of Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China (Harvard University Press, 2017), which The Economist called "a gripping read, highlighting what was little short of a revolution in China’s economic thought." His writing on Asia has appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, and Foreign Affairs.
Julian's poems have been published by AGNI, Boston Review, The Nation, The New Republic, Ploughshares, and The Yale Review, and have received recognition from the Academy of American Poets and Best New Poets 2016 (selected by Mary Szybist). His poetry criticism and nonfiction essays have appeared in The Economist, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and VICE magazine.
Julian received his A.B. degree, summa cum laude, from Harvard College in 2013.