Wednesday May 27, 2020



Dr. David M. Lampton

David M. Lampton, Dean of Faculty, is George and Sadie Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He also is the founding director of China SStudies at The Nixon Center. Before assuming the post at SAIS in December 1997, for the previous ten years he was president of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR) in New York City. Prior to 1988, Dr. Lampton was founding director of the China Policy Program at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., and associate professor of political science at Ohio State University.

Dr. Lampton received his Ph.D. and undergraduate degrees from Stanford University, and has lived in the PRC, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He has an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Far Eastern Studies.

Dr. Lampton is the author of numerous books and articles on Chinese domestic and foreign affairs, with articles apprearing in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The China Quarterly, The National Interest, Asian Survey, American Political Science Review, Time Magazine (Asia), The New York Times, The WAshington Post, The International Herald Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, and others.

His publications include: The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money and Minds (2008); Taiwan’s Elections, Direct Flights and China’s Line in the Sand, co-author(2005); Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing U.S.-China Relations, 1989-2000 (2001); The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Era of Reform, editor (2001)Bureaucracy, Politics and Decision-Making in Post-Mao China, co-editor (1992), and many more.

He is a consultant to the Aspen Institute’s Congressional Program, the Kettering Foundation, and various corporations and government agencies. He is also a director or trustee for several educational and non-governmental organizations.