Speaker Information
Global Issues 2018


David Lampton


David Lampton

Dr. David M. Lampton is Hyman Professor and Director of China Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Formerly president of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, he is the author of many books including The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money, and Minds (University of California Press, 2008). His newest book, Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping, was published by University of California Press in January 2014.

Dr. Lampton has previously headed the China Studies Programs at the American Enterprise Institute and at The Nixon Center (now The Center for National Interest). He worked at the National Academy of Sciences and started his teaching career at Ohio State University.

Dr. Lampton received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Stanford University. He has an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Far Eastern Studies, is an Honorary Senior Fellow of the American Studies Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was the inaugural winner of the Scalapino Prize in July 2010, and is a Gilman Scholar at Johns Hopkins.