Robert Daly

Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Wilson Center

Robert Daly is director of the Wilson Center's Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, a position he has held since 2013.

Previously, Daly was American director of the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing. He has also served as a cultural exchanges officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In addition, Daly has taught Chinese at Cornell University; worked on television and theater projects in China as a host, actor, and writer; and helped produce Chinese-language versions of Sesame Street and other Children's Television Workshop programs. He has also directed the Syracuse University China Seminar, and served as American director of the U.S.-China Housing Initiative at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Daly has interpreted for Chinese leaders, including Jiang Zemin and Li Yuanchao, and American leaders, including Jimmy Carter and Henry Kissinger. He has also served as a commentator on Chinese affairs for CNN, Voice of America, and Chinese television and radio stations.

Last Updated: July 13, 2018