Scholars from the USA and China Join SIGNAL’s Board

SIGNAL is pleased to welcome David Goldman, Francesco Sisci, seen here with SIGNAL in Beijing, and Edward Luttwak to its esteemed board of Academic and Expert Advisors.

SIGNAL visited China in November 2014.

David-Goldman (1)David P. Goldman is a Managing Director and Head of Americas at Reorient Financial Markets, a Hong-Kong based investment bank. He has published widely on international security, with a focus on the impact of economics and demographics. He is the Wax Family Fellow at Middle East Forum and a Senior Fellow at the London Institute for Policy Research, and was a Visiting Fellow at the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.

Mr. Goldman writes the widely-followed “Spengler” column at Asia Times Online and PJ Media, and his work has appeared recently in The Wall Street Journal, The American Interest, Claremont Review of Books, First Things, Tablet Magazine and Standpoint. His 2011 book How Civilizations Die was widely reviewed in English as well as in Hebrew translation. Previously he was Global Head of Fixed Income Research at Bank of America and Global Head of Credit Strategy at Credit Suisse.


scisiFrancesco Sisci became first foreigner ever admitted to the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS, a leading research institute in China) in 1988, for a thesis in Chinese Classical Philology and Philosophy with a thesis on “Rationalisation of Thought and Political Discourse in Early Mohism,” coming from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Since 1994 he has been a correspondent in Beijing for ANSA, the Greater China correspondent for the Asia Times, and a contributer to Il sole 24Ore and Corriere della Sera, the Singapore’s Straits Times and La Stampa.

Mr. Sisci has conducted exclusive interviews with several top Chinese leaders such as President Jiang Zemin, Prime Minister Zhu Rongji and state councilor Dai Bingguo. Since 1999 he has been a Senior consultant for the Italian Ministry of Environment in China, designing the framework and setting the network of local contacts on the Italian-Sino Environmental cooperation, the most important Environmental cooperation with China and the Chiara Fama Director of the Italian Institute of Culture in China. Mr. Sisci is currently a Senior Researcher at Renmin University of China.

Edward Luttwak is a CSIS senior associate and has served as a consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Security Council, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force, and a number of allied governments as well as international corporations and financial institutions. He is a frequent lecturer at universities and military colleges in the United States and abroad and has testified before several congressional committees and presidential commissions. In 2004, he was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Bath (United Kingdom).

Mr. Luttwak is the author of numerous articles and several books, including The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire (John Hopkins, 1976–2005); Turbo-Capitalism: Winners and Losers in the Global Economy (HarperCollins, 1999); The Endangered American Dream (Simon & Schuster, 1993); and Coup d’État: A Practical Handbook (Harvard, 1985), which has been published in 14 languages. His new edition of Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace (Harvard, 2001) has been published in Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Estonian, and Turkish as well as English editions. Luttwak serves on the editorial board of the Washington Quarterly and Geopolitique (Paris). He received his PhD from Johns Hopkins University, and speaks French, Italian, and Spanish among other languages.

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Published: 19-11-2014