Dawn Murphy (瑞黎明) specializes in Chinese foreign policy and international relations. Her current research analyzes China’s interests and behavior as a rising global power towards the existing international order and China’s relations with the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. As a CWP fellow, she worked on a book manuscript based on her dissertation entitled "Rising Revisionist? China’s Relations with the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa in the post-Cold War Era." This project is based on extensive field work conducted as a Visiting Scholar with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, China; a Visiting Research Fellow with the American University in Cairo, Egypt; and a Visiting Researcher at Stellenbosch University’s Centre for Chinese Studies in South Africa.
Dr. Murphy received her B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at George Washington University. She is an Assistant Professor of International Security Studies with the Department of International Security Studies at the U.S. Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.