Orville Schell is the Arthus Ross Director of the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. Prior to this, he was the Dean of the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He has written fourteen books, including Virtual Tibet, Mandate of Heaven and Discos and Democracy. He is the recipient of Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, an Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship and a Columbia University/Freedom Forum Fellowship. He is also the recipient of an Overseas Press Club Award, a Harvard/Stanford Shorenstein Award and numerous writing prizes.