Travis Tanner is the President of the US-China Strong Foundation. Based in Beijing, Mr. Tanner works to advance the Foundation’s mission by providing executive leadership and leading its China operations. He has more than 15 years of experience working on US-China relations.
Mr. Tanner previously served as Senior Project Director at The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and Director of NBR’s Kenneth B. and Anne H.H. Pyle Center for Northeast Asian Studies. Previously, he was Deputy Director and Assistant Director of the Chinese Studies Program at the Center for the National Interest (formerly the Nixon Center) in Washington, DC. He also worked as a Research Assistant at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Mr. Tanner is the author, contributing author, or co-editor of numerous publications on the strategic, economic and political dimensions of the US-China relationship, including five volumes of the Strategic Asia series. Mr. Tanner has also been featured in major media outlets in the US and China.
Mr. Tanner received his Master’s degree in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center and his Bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature from the University of Utah. Mr. Tanner is a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations and serves as a Senior Advisor to NBR. He currently lives in Beijing with his wife and four children.