March 17, 2005
Dr. David M.
Dean of Faculty
George and Sadie Hyman Professor and Director of China
Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
Thinking about China and What It Means for America.
David M. Lampton
is Dean of Faculty, George and Sadie Hyman Professor and
Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of
Advanced International Studies, and Founding Director of
China Studies at The Nixon Center. Before assuming those
posts, he was president of the National Committee on United
States-China Relations in New York City from 1988 through
1997. Prior to 1988, Dr. Lampton was founding director of
the China Policy Program at the American Enterprise
Institute, 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 more popular articles appearing in Foreign
Affairs, Time Magazine (Asia), Foreign Policy, The
National Interest, The New York Times, The Washington Post,
International Herald Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor,
The Asian Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Caijing
(Finance), and Cankao Xiaoxi (Reference News).
He has testified before Senate and House committees of the
U.S. Congress and appeared on the MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour
and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, This Week with David
Brinkley, Frontline, The NBC Today Show, The Evening News
with Peter Jennings, Adam Smith’s Money World,
Moneyline with Lou Dobbs, The Charlie Rose Show, The Diane
Rehm Show, The O’Reilly Factor, CNN, CPR, and The Fox
Evening News with Tony Snow, among others.
received his PhD. And undergraduate degrees from Stanford
University, an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy
of Sciences’ Institute of Far Eastern Studies, and has lived
in the PRC, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Dr. Lampton consults
with the Aspen Institute Congressional Program, the
Kettering Foundation, and various government agencies and
corporations. He plays a major advisory role in The John
Hopkins-Nanjing University Center in China.
Dr Lampton is a
member of the Executive Committee of the National Committee
on U.S.-China Relations and a member of the Council on
He was elected to the Board
of Trustees of Colorado College in 1999. He also serves on
the Board of Directors of the Tibet Poverty Alleviation
Fund, the Yale-China Association, the U.S.-China Legal
Cooperation Fund, and the Advisory Board of the National
Bureau of Asian Research.
the author of, Same Bed, Different Dreams: Managing
United States-China Relations 1989-2000 and the editor
of a volume from Stanford University Press, 2001, entitled
The Making of Chinese Foreign and Security Policy in the
Era of Reform, 1978-2000. His most recent monograph
(with Richard Daniel Ewing) is, The U.S.-China
Relationship Facing International Security Crises (The
Nixon Center, 2003). He specializes in Chinese domestic
politics and leadership, Chinese foreign policy,
policy-making process, and U.S.-China relations. He
currently is writing a book on Chinese power and its
implication for the world.
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 Reserves, was a fireman at Stanford
University, and is a member of the Army & Navy Club, as well
as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.