Associate Director, China and Asia Programs
China Center for Economics and Business
The Conference Board
Ethan Cramer-Flood is the associate director of The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business. Based in New York City, he helps direct the Beijing-based China Center and supports The Conference Board’s Asia-based operations in Hong Kong and Singapore. Cramer-Flood is responsible for building and driving the China Center's expertise and thought leadership on China's position in the international political economy and for engaging Conference Board member companies and the media on the topics of geopolitical risk and international affairs with regard to China and Asia.
Previously Cramer-Flood served as a professor of International Relations at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, where he specialized in international relations theory and US foreign policy and conducted research on US-China relations. He holds an MS in global affairs from NYU, where his research focused on China's engagement with Africa, Chinese foreign policy in general, and global scenario-based planning. Cramer-Flood has been published numerous times in academic and scholarly journals focusing on international affairs, and has appeared in media in China and the US both on-screen and in print. He earned his BA in history from Haverford College.