Dean, Professor of Public Policy and Politics
Harding’s previous positions include faculty appointments at Swarthmore College (1970-71) and Stanford University (1971-83), Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution (1983-94), Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University (1995-2005), and Director of Research and Analysis at Eurasia Group, a political risk consulting and advisory firm headquartered in New York (2005-07).
A specialist on Asia, his major publications include The India-China Relationship: What the United States Needs to Know (co-edited with Francine Frankel, 2004); A Fragile Relationship: The United States and China Since 1972 (1992), Sino-American Relations, 1945-1955: A Joint Reassessment of a Critical Debate (co-edited with Yuan Ming, 1989), China's Second Revolution: Reform After Mao (1987), China’s Foreign Relations in the 1980s (editor, 1984), and Organizing China: The Problem of Bureaucracy, 1949-1976 (1981).
Harding also serves as Vice Chairman of the Asia Foundation, a member of the Board of Governors of the Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (Helsinki).
He received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and his MA and PhD from Stanford University.
Harding, Harry. China's Second Revolution: Reform After Mao (Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1987). read more »
Harding, Harry. A Fragile Relationship: The United States and China Since 1972 (Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1992). read more »
The India-China Relationship: What the United States Needs to Know (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004). Co-edited by Harry Harding and Francine R. Frankel. read more »
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