SCRC Open House


Friday, September 2, 2022


3:00 PM


5:00 PM


Join us to meet some of the China studies professors, and fellow students; learn more about the SAIS China Research Center, CSR, and China club. We are giving out tea, snacks, gifts, free books, and copies of the China Studies Review!

Event Guests

Dr. David Keegan

Adjunct Lecturer of China Studies

David J. Keegan is an adjunct lecturer in the Chinese Studies Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS. He currently also teaches area studies courses on China, Northeast Asia, and the Pacific at the StateDepartment Foreign Service Institute. Previously, Keegan served as a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. State Department for thirty years, specializing in China, Taiwan, and the Asia Pacific region. He served in Jamaica, Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, and New Zealand, and was Deputy Director of the American Institute in Taiwan and Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé at the U.S. Embassy in New Zealand. Keegan has published “The Taiwan RelationsAct: StillEssential in Changing Times” with the Wilson Center and holds a Ph.D. in Chinese History from the University of California, Berkeley.

Prof. Ling Chen

Assistant Professor of Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Ling Chen is an Assistant Professor of Political Economy at Johns Hopkins SAIS. She is a 2021-2022 Wilson China Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and an Associate in Research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. Before joining SAIS, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University and a fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center. Chen’s research interests lie in political economy and state-business relations, with a regional focus on China. Her articles have been published in American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, China Journal, Review of International Political Economy, and New Political Economy, in addition, to The Washington Post and Axios. Her first book, Manipulating Globalization (2018), explores the political roots of government-business coalitions and policy implementation in China. Chen received her Ph.D. in Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, MA at the University of Toronto, and BA at Peking University.