Professor Dutton is the interim dean, Center for Naval Warfare Studies. He formerly served as director of the China Maritime Studies Institute, professor of strategic research and professor of law. His research focuses on China’s maritime expansion, Chinese views of sovereignty and international law and factors shaping China’s rise. A retired Navy judge advocate and former naval flight officer, he holds a Ph.D. from King’s College London, a J.D. from the College of William & Mary and an M.A. from NWC. He is an adjunct professor at NYU School of Law, a faculty advisor to NYU’s U.S.-Asia Law Institute and an associate in research at Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies.