Ethan Gutmann, a communications and foreign policy analyst, joins the Advisor Board of the Committee for U. S. International Broadcasting (CUSIB), a nongovernmental organization working to strengthen free flow of uncensored news from the United States to countries with restricted and developing media.
Gutmann, who lives in London and works for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, was a senior counselor at the communications and public affairs consulting group APCO China and reported from Beijing for several years.
As chief investigator for the audiovisual network in Washington during the 1990s, he directed the “American Investigator” documentary series.
While at the Brookings Institution during the 1980s, he served as a foreign policy analyst, and Gutmann also completed his bachelor and master degrees in international affairs at Columbia University.
Gutmann’s research into Chinese Internet surveillance, the Laogai, and the intersection of Western business with Chinese security objectives has received attention for over a decade.
He has written on China issues for the Asian Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Weekly Standard, National Review and the World Affairs Journal. Along with recognition from The New York Times, The Browser and the U.S. House of Representatives for “The Xinjiang Procedure,” his research for Execution Ward was supported by generous grants from the Earhart Foundation, the Peder Wallenberg family and the National Endowment for Democracy.
Gutmann’s book, “Losing the New China,” garnered good critical reviews. He also has received several awards for his work, including the Visual Artists Guild’s “Spirit of Tiananmen Award,” the New York Sun’s “Best Book of The Year,” and the “Chan’s Journalism Award.”
He has been invited to provide testimony and briefings to the U.S. Congress, the Central Intelligence Agency, Geneva’s International Society for Human Rights, and various parliaments. Gutmann has also spoken internationally at universities and press clubs, in addition to appearing on PBS, CNN, BBC and CNBC.