Elementary School Principal and Chinese Program Director, International School of the Peninsula; Senior Advisor for China Learning Intiatives, Asia Society
Christopher Livaccari is an educator who is currently Chinese program director and elementary school principal at International School of the Peninsula and the senior advisor for China Learning Initiatives at Asia Society. As a former US diplomat, he held postings in Tokyo and Shanghai. He is also an author whose publications include New Ways of Seeing: How Multilingualism Opens Our Eyes and Trains Our Minds for a Complex World, Structures of Mandarin Chinese for Speakers of English, and the Chinese for Tomorrow series. Livaccari was the recipient of the US State Department’s Meritorious Honor Award, citing outstanding speeches written for two US ambassadors to Japan.