Henry Levine is a senior vice president at the Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), a strategic advisory firm in Washington, D.C. He heads ASG’s China practice, which is focused on helping international firms successfully navigate interactions and resolve business issues with Chinese governmental and nongovernmental entities.
Levine joined ASG after a 25-year career as a U.S. diplomat and trade negotiator. During this career, he served twice at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and spent three years as the U.S. Consul General in Shanghai. He also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia. In this capacity, he led frequent bilateral trade negotiations with Chinese counterparts and served as the main China advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
Levine has testified before congressional committees and has been interviewed often by broadcast and print media. He is a frequent speaker on U.S.-China relations before business groups and at academic institutions. He previously served as chair of the Intensive China Area Studies program at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute, overseeing a two-week course designed to prepare U.S. government officials for China-related assignments.
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Levine has a BA in political science from Bucknell University. He did graduate work in international affairs at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and he is a 1993 graduate, with distinction, from the U.S. National War College. He contributes to his community as a volunteer counselor on a suicide hotline.