Emanuel Ritschard graduated from Harvard University in 2017 with a BA in economics and a secondary degree in East Asian studies and Chinese. Emanuel’s undergraduate studies explored the economic and political relations of East Asia and included academic and professional experiences in China, Hong Kong and Viet Nam. After graduation, Emanuel returned to Beijing to work as a junior officer at the Swiss Embassy to China, where he supported diplomatic efforts to strengthen cooperation in science and education. From 2018 to 2021, Emanuel worked as a junior counsellor to the director of trade and agriculture at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. During his time at the OECD, he synthesized the Directorate’s analytical work and contextualized it with current developments across trade and agricultural policy. At Jackson, Emanuel plans to expand on his experience in economic policy analysis by studying the intersection of business decisions, national policies and the institutions that govern international economic relations. Emanuel is a Swiss national and is also fluent in German and French.