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Evans J.R. Revere, Lecturer in International Affairs and Diplomat-in-Residence, comes to Princeton after a distinguished career as one of the State Department's leading Asia experts, with extensive experience in Korea, China, and Japan.  He will be teaching Special Topics in Public Affairs: International Relations of East Asia.  Mr. Revere is Senior Director with the Albright Stonebridge group, a renowned global strategy firm and previously was president and CEO of The Korea Society, the foremost U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening America’s relations with Korea.  Mr. Revere is a widely-quoted authority on U.S. relations with Northeast and East Asia, particularly the Korean Peninsula.  During his State Department career, he was Cyrus Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.  He served as Acting Assistant Secretary of State and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, as well as Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul.  He also served in the PRC, Taiwan, and Japan.  He has extensive experience in negotiations with North Korea. He speaks Chinese, Japanese, and Korean and is a graduate of Princeton University.


Dean of Peking University's School of International Studies, Wang Jisi, is known for his study of China's relations with the United States and international relations overall. He serves on top advisory boards for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China and the Chinese Communist Party. He has taught at the Central Party School, the mid-career training ground for China's rising government leaders, and has been a mentor to many government officials in China as well as the next generation of Chinese foreign policy scholars. His core areas of expertise and extensive published work include American diplomacy, U.S.-China relations, and the theory of international relations and Chinese foreign policy. He is among a small number of Chinese scholars who have published articles in English, in publications such as Foreign Affairs and The American Interest.

He has taught at Peking University and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and served for more than a decade as director of the academy's Institute of American Studies, which provides analysis of the United States for the State Council of the Chinese government. He also serves on the International Council of the Asia Society in New York City and on the advisory council of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

Dean Wang is currently a Princeton Global Scholar and in residence several weeks a year.

Lynn T. White

Lynn T. White III is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton, and in 2007-08 he was the Acting Director at Princeton of the China and the World Program. His books include Careers in Shanghai about the 1950s and Policies of Chaos about Shanghai’s Cultural Revolution during the 1960s. Unstately Power follows these into the era of China’s reforms and into Shanghai’s hinterland. His forthcoming book is on Economic Booms and Money Politics in Taiwan, East China, Thailand, and the Philippines. He has published in the Journal of Asian Studies, American Political Science Review, and elsewhere. Although this doesn’t look much like IR, he actually has also published some articles about U.S.-China relations and the cross-Strait issue. [homepage]

Krista Forsgren held the Assistant Director position until 2009 when she moved with her family to Atlanta, Georgia.  She has a strong background in East Asian affairs.  She started her formal study of Asia at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.  She continued her studies at Yale University, focuing on modern Chinese history while working for Chinese historian Jonathan Spence.  Krista has worked in Asia and in the United States.  She currently runs her own non-profit organization, Windows on Asia, an educational organization that aims to enhance awareness and understanding of Asia.