Dalena Wright

2014-2016 Asia Nonresident Senior Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School

International Relations

Yanyu Zhou


Dalena Wright’s current book project, to be published in 2023, explores diplomacy and the 1997 return of Hong Kong to China. She was formerly a Special Assistant to USAID’s Administrator for the Former Soviet Union and Eastern and Central Europe (1993-2000), Deputy Presidential Representative in Bosnia (1995-1997), and Staff on Capitol Hill (Legislative Assistant to Congressman Norman Mineta and Legislative Director to Congressman Chet Atkins). From 2014 to 2016, she was Asia Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Ash Center of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She earned her Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge in 2013.

Research Interests: Hong Kong; diplomacy