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Terry Cooke, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Background & Experience

Terry Cooke is a Senior Advisor at Econsult Solutions. Over the past decade, Terry’s ReGen 250 non-profit, and its flagship China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia (CPGP) program, pioneered a public-private platform accelerating commercial and research collaboration between the Greater Philadelphia region and China in clean energy and energy-efficient buildings. CPGP was one of only 36 competitively-selected EcoPartnerships under the U.S.-China Ten Year Framework and received its award in 2014 from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

For four years prior to the pandemic, Terry taught a required course for 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.”

In 2012, Terry was one of five delegates accompanying Mayor Michael Nutter on his visit to Philadelphia’s Sister City, Tianjin. During the 2012-14 period, Cooke worked with the CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra to shape its innovative and acclaimed China Residency Program. In 2010, Terry was a 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.

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, he 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 M.A. from UCB in 1981 and his B.A. from Princeton University in 1976. He speaks Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, French, German and Nepali.

Areas of Expertise

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