James B Reardon-Anderson
Dr. James Reardon-Anderson is the professor of government and the Sun Yat‑sen Professor of Chinese Studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Reardon-Anderson was the founding dean of the University’s campus in Qatar, overseeing its establishment from 2005 to 2009 and subsequently returning for a second term from 2016 to 2017. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and has been a member of the Georgetown University faculty since 1985.
Prior to taking up his current post in Qatar, Reardon-Anderson held roles including interim dean of the School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C., senior associate dean, and director of the Georgetown University Master of Science in Foreign Service program. He is a specialist in modern Chinese history and is currently editing a book on China and the Middle East and working on a history of the Indian Ocean. He is the author of five books on China, including Reluctant Pioneers: The Chinese Conquest of Manchuria, 1644-1937 (Stanford University Press, 2005).
Before joining Georgetown, Reardon-Anderson taught at the University of Michigan and the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He has also served as director of the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies in Taipei, director of the C.V. Starr East Asian Library of Columbia University, and director of the Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China.
- Ph.D. (1975) Columbia University, Political Science