This is me
I like to start things—often through my voice and words; sometimes by convening like-minded people; always with the ambition to make things better; never entirely sure what I’ll do next.
I am a Fellow of the Oxford Martin School and have a doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford. My academic work aims to map the ever-evolving political values of China’s emerging middle class. I lived in China for several years, speak Mandarin, and irregularly contribute op-eds to Guancha.cn, one of China’s top-ranked news magazines.
Born in Saskatchewan, on the Canadian Prairies, I am (rather incongruously) an avid rower and rowing coach. (I lived in Australia and New Zealand for several years, and still cannot surf.) These days I divide my time between London, Beijing and Regina.
Can the wisdom we gain through simple games help us to navigate a tangled 21st century?