Chen Jian named Wilson Center Global Fellow

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The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has appointed Chen Jian, Cornell’s Michael J. Zak Professor of History for U.S.-China Relations in the Department of History, one of 43 Wilson Center Global Fellows. Jian will be affiliated with the center’s History and Public Policy Program/Cold War International History Project.

The global fellows program aims to help connect Washington, the United States and the world through a global network of scholarship and policy ideas.

“This effort will build a global brain trust to help us frame the big issues and offer actionable ideas for policymakers around the world,” said Jane Harman, president, director and CEO of the Wilson Center. “Our networks are the best in town – and I am thrilled about this new initiative.”

Wilson Center Global Fellows are chosen for achievements in public service, journalism, business, academia or civil society.

Jian’s publications, in Chinese and English, include “Mao’s China and the Cold War,” “China’s Road to the Korean War: The Making of the Sino-American Confrontation” and “The Road to a Global War: A Chinese Study of the Origins of the Second World War.” He shared the 2005 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in News and Documentary Research for “Declassified: Nixon in China.”

Linda B. Glaser is staff writer for the College of Arts and Sciences.

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