Cooke, Terry Torsoshot 2020

Terry Cooke, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Background & Experience

Terry Cooke is a Senior Advisor at Econsult Solutions. Terry founded the China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia in 2011 as a 501c3 public-private platform to accelerate commercial and research collaboration between the Greater Philadelphia region and China in clean energy and energy-efficient buildings. One of only 36 competitively-selected EcoPartnerships under the U.S.-China Ten Year Framework, CPGP’s PHL-TEDA EcoPartnership is now focusing on “energy-efficient, smart and healthy industrial park built environments” and a Sino-U.S. Eco Park showcase.

Terry is currently teaching a course in the University of Pennsylvania’s international Masters of Public Administration degree-program under Fox Leadership International and the School of Liberal and Professional Studies.  CPGP serves as the principal case-study for the course “China and the U.S. in the 21st Century: Sub-National Sino-American Relations.”

Terry was a 2010 Public Policy Scholar with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. His book Sustaining U.S.-China Cooperation in Clean Energy was published by the Wilson’s Center’s Kissinger Institute in September 2012.

Previously from 2006-8, Terry served as Director for Asian Corporate Partnership at the World Economic Forum, the host of the Davos Annual Meeting and the ‘Summer Davos’ in China.  In 2003, Terry retired with the rank of Counselor as a career-member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Commercial Service following tours in Taipei, Berlin, Tokyo & Shanghai.

Terry received his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1985, his MA from UCB in 1981 and his BA from Princeton University in 1976. He speaks Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, French, German and Nepali.

Areas of Expertise

  • China-US Relations
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Watersheds, Wetlands & Land Stewardship
  • U.S. Foreign Service