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USCPF Welcomes Dr. David M. Lampton to Our Executive Board

David M. Lampton, Dean of Faculty, is George and Sadie Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He also is founding director of China Studies 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 United States-China Relations 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 is the author of numerous books and articles on Chinese domestic and foreign affairs, with articles appearing 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. 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.

His most recent books and monographs are: Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing U.S.-China Relations, 1989-2000 (University of California Press, 2001), which was updated and published in Chinese by Chinese University of Hong Kong Press in 2003; The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the Era of Reform, ed. (Stanford University Press, 2001); and, with Travis Tanner, Taiwan’s Elections, Direct Flights, and China’s Line in the Sand (The Nixon Center, 2005). He is consultant to the Aspen Institute’s Congressional Program, the Kettering Foundation, and various corporations and government agencies. He is a director or trustee for several educational and non-governmental organizations.

He is married to the former Susan Sedlacek and they have two grown children, Kate Balk and Adam, and two grandchildren, Zoe and William Balk. Dr. Lampton served in both the enlisted and commissioned officer ranks of the U.S. Army Reserve, was a fireman at Stanford University, and is a member of the Army & Navy Club, as well as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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