An international economic and foreign policy specialist, Ernest Preeg worked for more than 25 years as a career foreign service officer. His diverse roles have ranged from being a member of the U.S. delegation to the Kennedy Round of General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade negotiations in Switzerland in the mid-1960s to serving as American Ambassador to Haiti in 1981-83. He is an adjunct fellow of The Hudson Institute, a nonpartisan public-policy think tank in Washington, and since 2000 has held his senior fellow´s post at the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI (www.mapi.net), an executive development and business research organization serving the needs of senior management.
The former merchant marine officer and Brooklyn College economics teacher earned his Master´s and Ph.D. degrees in economics from The New School for Social Research in New York. He has published more than a dozen books, the most recent being The Emerging Chinese Advanced Technology Superstate in which he sounds a warning to U.S. policy makers and business leaders about China´s rapid rise in high-technology sectors.