Activities: 2005: Bio: Lampton

March 17, 2005

Dr. David M. Lampton
Dean of Faculty
George and Sadie Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Topic:  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.

Dr. Lampton 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 Foreign Relations 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.

He is 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.

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