Regina Abrami is a Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School and Faculty Chair of the Immersion Experience Program (IXP). In addition, she is on the executive committee of Harvard University's Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, a Faculty Associate of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
Dr. Abrami speaks Vietnamese and Mandarin Chinese, and is a frequent commentator on the challenges of managing in a global context, especially with regard to China's impact on global business and doing business in Vietnam and China. At HBS, Dr. Abrami has taught courses in the MBA, executive education, and doctoral programs, including the first year required course, "Business, Government, and the International Economy” and a doctoral course on "The Political Economy of Business in the Developing World." She also designed and continues to teach the “Doing Business in China” course.
Her current research focuses on the politics of industrial strategy, economic growth and development within closed political systems, and the impact of institutions of valuation, including standard-setting and ranking systems, on social order and market access. Dr. Abrami earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was both a Reinhard Bendix and John L. Simpson Memorial Fellow. More recent HBS honors include selection as a Hellman Faculty Fellow and the Robert F. Greenhill Award.