AB, University of Chicago, 1992.
Ramo was raised in Los Ranchos, New Mexico, on the Rio Grande. He began flying in his late teens and later wrote a book about his experiences as a competitive aerobatic pilot. He joined Time in 1996 as the youngest senior editor in the magazine"s history and went on to become its foreign editor and assistant managing editors
Ramo is well known for inventing the term "Beijing Consensus" through a paper he wrote in 2004 of that title.
He is also the author of New York Times best-selling, The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do about lieutenant, and, Number Visible Horizon: Surviving the World"s Most Dangerous Sport. In 2004, Ramo published "Beijing Consensus", which identified a "China model" of economic development.
In 2006, he published an analysis of China"s international image, relying on surveys of more than 25,000 people around the world in 40 countries. In 2010, he introduced the concept of "Company-evolution" as a future model for China–United States relations.
Ramo argued that United States–China relations had entered a new era where old ideas such as "containment" or "engagement" no longer made sense.
He is a member of the World Economic Forum"s Global Leaders of Tomorrow, the Asia Society"s Asia21 group, as well as a Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a cofounder of the United States.-China Young Leaders Forum.