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USCPF Welcomes Dr. Bates Gill to Our Executive Board

The U.S.-China Policy Foundation is pleased to welcome Dr. Bates Gill to our executive Board of Directors. Dr. Gill holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. He previously served as a senior fellow in foreign policy studies and inaugural director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, D.C. Prior to that position, he directed East Asia programs at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute, Monterey, Calif., and at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, and formerly held the Fei Yiming Chair in Comparative Politics at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing, China.

A specialist in East Asian foreign policy and politics, his research focuses primarily on Northeast Asian political and security issues, particularly China. His current projects include research on the divergence in strategic outlook, which increasingly characterizes U.S.-China relations, on Chinese nuclear weapons modernization, and on the challenge of HIV/AIDS in China.

He is the author of three books about China and has edited many others. He has recently published articles on the U.S.-China relationship in such journals as Foreign Affairs and National Interest, prepared a report on China’s strategic rocket forces for the U.S. National Intelligence Council, and completed a major study on Chinese arms trade and export controls.

In addition to his affiliation with the U.S.-China Policy Foundation, Dr. Gill also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and the American Association for Chinese Studies. He is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Contemporary China and the Washington Journal of Modern China. Dr. Gill is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an overseas research fellow with the Korean Institute for Defense Analyses, Seoul, South Korea.

Dr. Gill received his Ph.D. in foreign affairs from the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, USA. He has lived more than two years in China and Taiwan, and more than five years in Europe (France, Sweden, Switzerland). A frequent visitor to East Asia, Dr. Gill speaks, reads, and writes in Chinese, English, and French. He and his wife of 16 years, Dr. Sarah Palmer, a virologist, reside in Maryland.

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