Jason M. Kelly, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Strategy and Policy Department
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Jason M. Kelly received his Ph.D. in history from Cornell University, where he studied modern Chinese history, East Asian international history and U.S. foreign relations. He holds an M.A. in history from Cornell University, an M.A. in international relations from Yale University and a B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a U.S. foreign service officer. He recently completed his first book, which examines the commercial relationships that linked Mao's China to the capitalist world during the mid-twentieth century.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Cold War
  • Diplomacy


Ph.D., Cornell University, 2017, Modern Chinese History

M.A., Cornell University, 2014, History

M.A., Yale University, 2006, International Relations

B.A., Dartmouth College, 2001, Economics

Research Contributions and Publications

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