CFR to Welcome New Fellows on China, India, and Defense Policy
June 15, 2021 11:04 am (EST)
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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) will welcome three new fellows to the David Rockefeller Studies Program: Ian Johnson, Manjari Chatterjee Miller, and Lauren Kahn.
Ian Johnson will become the Stephen A. Schwarzman senior fellow for China studies on July 1. At CFR, Johnson will research and write on U.S.-Chinese relations and on political, economic, social, and cultural developments in China. Until mid-June, he was visiting senior fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore. A writer and researcher whose work appears regularly in the New York Times and the New York Review of Books, Johnson was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his coverage of China for the Wall Street Journal. In 2017, Stanford University recognized him with its Shorenstein Journalism Award for his body of work covering Asia. Johnson is the author of three books: The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao, Wild Grass: Three Stories of Change in Modern China, and A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in the West. He obtained his BA at the University of Florida, his MA at the Free University of Berlin, and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
Manjari Chatterjee Miller will become a senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia on July 29. At CFR, Miller will research and write on U.S.-India relations, India’s foreign policy, and political, economic, social, and cultural developments in India and South Asia. She is currently a tenured associate professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, and was director of the school’s Rising Powers Initiative. She is also research associate in the contemporary South Asian studies programme (CSASP) at the School of Global and Area Studies at the University of Oxford. She is the author of Why Nations Rise: Narratives and the Path to Great Power and Wronged by Empire: Post-Imperial Ideology and Foreign Policy in India and China. She is also a monthly columnist for the Hindustan Times, an English-language daily newspaper. Miller received her BA from the University of Delhi, her MA from the University of London, and her PhD from Harvard University. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton University.
On August 2, Lauren Kahn will become a research fellow, a position created earlier this year to identify and support emerging young voices on critical global issues. At CFR, Kahn will research and write on defense innovation and the impact of emerging technologies on international security, with a particular emphasis on artificial intelligence. Kahn is currently a research fellow at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania, where she helped launch and run its project on emerging technologies and global politics. Her work has appeared in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Foreign Affairs, and War on the Rocks, among other outlets. Kahn received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
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