Thomas Christensen, Professor of Politics and International Affairs and Director of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program at Princeton University
Plenary Address by Thomas Christensen from the conference "Two Systems, One World: US-China Relations under the Obama Administration" on January 30, 2009.
Thomas Christensen (PhD, Political Science, Columbia University) is Professor of Politics and International Affairs and Director of the Princeton-Harvard China and the World Program at Princeton University. From 2006 to 2008, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia. His publications include Useful Adversaries: Grand Strategy, Domestic Mobilization, and Sino-American Conflict, 1947-1958 (Princeton, 1996) and influential articles such as “China: Getting the Questions Right” (The National Interest). In the years prior to his serving in the State Department, Professor Christensen often served as a consultant to various U.S. government agencies. In 2002 he received the U.S. State Department’s Distinguished Public Service award.