LSE is proud to announce that Professor Chen Jian will take up the Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs at the School for 2008-09.
Professor Chen is currently the Michael J Zak Chair of the History of US China Relations at Cornell University and a distinguished research scholar, writer and teacher. He is author of Mao's China and the Cold War and China's Road to the Korean War: the making of the Sino-American confrontation, which is regarded as a modern classic, and shared honours for the 2005 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in News and Documentary Research for Declassifed: Nixon in China.
Professor Arne Westad, co-director of LSE IDEAS, where the chair is based, said: 'We are delighted that Professor Chen will be taking up the position for the next academic year. His expertise in Chinese foreign affairs ties in clearly with the centre's aims to further the study of international politics and diplomacy in East Asia. It also reflects the Centre's preoccupation with the past, present and future of Sino-American relations; one of the key relationships shaping today's world.'
LSE's Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs is made possible by a private donation to the School and Professor Chen will be the second holder of the post. Professor Paul Kennedy, J Richardson Dilworth Professor of History at Yale University, is the inaugural holder of this prestigious visiting position for the academic year 2007-08.
For more on Professor Chen, see http://www.arts.cornell.edu/falcon/history/faculty-department-chen.php
14 December 2007