After graduating from the S.M. Comparative Media Studies program at MIT, Zhan worked as a media & entertainment industry analyst at HSBC in NYC. He then entered the Ph.D. program at the USC Annenberg School for Communication in Los Angeles, from which he graduated in 2014 as a specialist in organizational communication and strategic foresight. Currently he is a senior researcher at the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute think tank of Zurich, Switzerland.
Thesis: The Potential of America’s Army the Video Game as Civilian-Military Public Sphere