Gerrit Gong

Freeman Chair in China Studies
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Gerrit W. Gong is Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., and has directed the CSIS Asian Studies Program since 1989. He has taught and researched on the faculties of Oxford, Georgetown, and Johns Hopkins Universities. Dr. Gong’s State Department assignments included serving as Special Assistant to two U.S. Ambassadors in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He also served as Special Assistant to the senior career officer in the State Department, the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, as well as at the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). He testifies before Congress on a range of East Asia issues, e.g., the future of Hong Kong, PRC-Taiwan relations, etc. A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Gong holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in International Relations from Oxford University.