MCLA Announces Hardman Journalist in Residence

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Wall Street Journal Senior Editor Bob Davis will be Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' 2021 Hardman Journalist in Residence from Nov. 1-2. 
As part of his residency, he will offer a community lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, in the First Floor Atrium of the MCLA Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. This event is free and open to the public and will be delivered in person with a hybrid virtual option. 
To register for the in-person event or virtual lecture, visit
Bob Davis is a senior editor who covers economic issues out of Washington D.C., and focuses on the trade and economic struggle between the United States and China. He is co-author of a book about the fight, "Superpower Showdown." 
From 2011 to 2014, he was posted in Beijing, where he covered the Chinese economy. He did his best to get out of the capital and see China beyond the luxury stores. 
Before he decamped to Beijing, Mr. Davis ran economic coverage during the global financial crisis and, before that, reported on Washington's response to the Asian financial crisis. From 2004 to 2007, he was the Journal's Latin America bureau chief, based in Washington, D.C., and covered the resurgence of populist politics. Under his direction, the bureau won the Overseas Press Club award for Latin America coverage in 2005. 
He was the Wall Street Journal's Brussels bureau chief in 2001-2002 and was responsible for coverage of the European Union. 
In 2000, he was awarded the Raymond Clapper award for Washington reporting for coverage of the White House negotiations with China over the World Trade Organization. A year earlier, he was part of a team of Journal reporters that won the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting for coverage of the Asian and Russian financial crisis. 
In 1998, he co-authored "Prosperity," which was selected by Business Week as one of the year's 10 best business books. 
MCLA's Hardman Lecture Series presents discussions with some of the leading journalists of our time and is made possible through the generosity of the Hardman Family Endowment. 

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