George Hovey was a Consular Officer in the U.S. Foreign Service. He served at the U.S. consulates in Shanghai and Chengdu, where he worked to mitigate technology transfer, combat visa fraud, and increase adjudication effectivity. He helped shape the consulates’ response to the initial COVID-19 outbreak. After taking part in the historic closure of the U.S. Consulate in Chengdu, George returned to the United States to work on the Department of State’s coronavirus taskforce. George’s areas of interest include Greater China, ethics, emerging technology, and transforming institutions through evidence-based policy.