Jessica Chen Weiss is Associate Professor of Government at Cornell University and the author of Powerful Patriots: Nationalist Protest in China’s Foreign Relations (Oxford University Press, 2014). Her research has been published in International Organization, China Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and Security Studies. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, she received her doctorate from the University of California, San Diego in 2008. Before joining Cornell, she taught at Yale University and founded FACES, the Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford.

Last Updated: October 28, 2015

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