Jake Werner is a Postdoctoral Global China Research Fellow at the Boston University Global Development Policy Center. He received his PhD in history from the University of Chicago, after which he taught social theory and Chinese history as a Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the University of Chicago Society of Fellows. At the GDP Center, Jake is researching the emergence of great power conflict between the US and China following the 2008 financial crisis and how new strategies for global development could resolve those tensions.
Jake is also a cofounder of Justice Is Global, a project of the community organizing network People’s Action that is pursuing an egalitarian global economy and progressive US foreign policy, and a cofounder of Critical China Scholars, a network of academics engaged in public education on Chinese politics and society. His work has appeared in publications like The Nation, Foreign Policy, and New York Magazine.