Linda Jakobson is the East Asia Program Director at the Lowy Institute. Before moving to Sydney in 2011 she lived and worked in China for 20 years and published six books about China and East Asian society. A Mandarin speaker, she has published extensively on China’s foreign and security policy, the Taiwan Strait, China’s energy security, and climate change and science and technology polices. Jakobson was a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1990. Prior to joining the Lowy Institute, she served as Director of the China and Global Security Programme and Senior Researcher at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). From 1998 to 2009 she worked for the Finnish Institute of International Affairs.
Linda Jakobson - 22 June 2012