Thomas J. Christensen

Alastair Iain Johnston 江憶恩


  • Deputy Director

Chen Yali (Lily)

  • 2016-2017 Fellow

Nate Adler

  • Alumni Student Affiliate

Christina Lai

2015-2016 Fellow
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Christina Lai (賴潤瑤research focuses on the role of identity and foreign discourse in East Asian politics. She examines China’s foreign policy from 1990s to 2010, and investigates whether China’s peaceful rise discourse has successfully assured its neighboring countries. Her current project applies case studies to highlight the constitutive discourse in U.S.-China relations, and it accesses on the mechanisms through which constitutive power operated and the constraints it placed on Chinese and American foreign policies, particularly those on trade, environmental issues, Afghanistan, and U.N. Security Council votes. She is also fluent in Chinese and English. Christina Lai holds a M.A. in Political Science from New York University. She received a Ph.D. in International Relations from Georgetown University in 2015.  

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