Faculty Review and Advisory Board

The Faculty Review and Advisory Board consists of faculty members from the School of Global Policy and Strategy and the Directors of the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation and the Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China. The Board draws on the expertise of some of the world’s leading China and East Asia scholars.

Dr. Tai Ming Cheung

Director of UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC)
Professor at School of Global Policy and Strategy 

Dr. Cheung is a longtime analyst of and leading expert on Chinese and East Asian defense and national security affairs, especially related to economic, industrial, technology and innovation issues. He was based in Asia from the mid-1980s to 2002 covering political, economic, and strategic developments in greater China. Dr. Cheung also previously served as a journalist and political and business risk consultant in northeast Asia.

Dr. Michael Davidson

Assistant Professor at School of Global Policy and Strategy, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of the Jacobs School of Engineering

Dr. Davidson previously was the U.S.-China Climate Policy Coordinator for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). He was a researcher with the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change and a member of the Tsinghua-MIT China Energy and Climate Project. His research focuses on the engineering implications and institutional conflicts inherent in deploying renewable energy at scale.

Dr. Stephan Haggard

Director of the Korea-Pacific Program
Lawrence and Sallye Krause Professor of Korea-Pacific Studies

Dr. Haggard is a renowned expert on developments in the Asia-Pacific region, specializing in security issues on the Korean peninsula. He is the current editor of the Journal of East Asian Studies, and also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Haggard has previously served as consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Dr. Ruixue Jia

Associate Professor at School of Global Policy and Strategy
Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr. Jia is an expert in political economy, development economics, economic history and China. Her current interests include the impact of automation on Chinese manufacturing. Dr. Jia teaches the capstone class for the Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEPA). She was awarded the Hellman Fellowship in 2015.

Dr. Richard Madsen

Director of the Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China
Distinguished Professor of Sociology at UC San Diego

Dr. Madsen is the author of 12 books on Chinese culture, United States society, U.S.-China relations and international relations, including the landmark village studies “Chen Village under Mao and Deng.” He previously co-directed a Ford Foundation project to help revive the academic discipline of sociology in China. Dr. Madsen is known as “one of the modern-day founders of the study of Chinese religion.”

Dr. Barry Naughton

Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs
Professor at School of Global Policy and Strategy

Dr. Naughton is one of the world’s most highly respected economists working on China. He is an authority on the Chinese economy with an emphasis on issues relating to industry, trade, finance and China’s transition to a market economy. His groundbreaking book “Growing Out of the Plan: Chinese Economic Reform, 1978-1993” received the Ohira Memorial Prize in 1996. 

Dr. Weiyi Shi

Assistant Professor at School of Global Policy and Strategy

Dr. Shi’s research focuses on the political economy of China’s outward direct investment. Her ongoing collaboration with Tsinghua University and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade produces an annual survey that assesses key indicators of Chinese firms’ internationalization and business environments in China and abroad.

Dr. Victor Shih

Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations
Associate Professor at School of Global Policy and Strategy

Dr. Shih is an expert on the politics of Chinese banking policies, fiscal policies, and exchange rate, as well as the elite politics of China. He was the first analyst to identify the risk of massive local government debt, and is the author of “Factions and Finance in China: Elite Conflict and Inflation.” He recently has been constructing a large database on biographical information of elites in China.

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