Terry Lautz (Terrill E. Lautz), former vice president of the Henry Luce Foundation, has served as board chair of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, the Lingnan Foundation, and the Yale-China Association. He graduated from Harvard College (magna cum laude) and holds MA and PhD degrees from Stanford University, where he was a Whiting Fellow in the Humanities.

Dr. Lautz is the author of Americans in China: Encounters with the People’s Republic (Oxford, 2022) and John Birch: A Life (Oxford, 2016). After retiring from the Luce Foundation in 2008, he was visiting professor, interim director of the East Asia Program, and a Moynihan Research Fellow at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School. 

Earlier in his career he worked for The Asia Society in New York and Washington, DC, and for the Yale-China Association, based at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. After college, he served with the US Army’s Medical Service Corps in Vietnam.He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a former director of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, and was a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He also has been a visiting professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Colorado College, Columbia University, and Wellesley College.