Robert Ross

Prof. Robert Ross, Professor of Political Science
Boston College and Associate, John King Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University


Robert S. Ross is Professor of Political Science at Boston College and Associate, John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University. In 2014 he is Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Security Studies, Peking University. He has been a Fulbright Professor at the Chinese Foreign Affairs College and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of International Strategic Studies, Qinghua University. His recent publications include Chinese Security Policy: Structure, Power, and Politics (Routledge, 2009), China’s Ascent: Power, Security, and the Future of International Politics (Cornell University Press, 2008), and New Directions in the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy (Stanford University Press, 2006). He has testified before various Senate and House committees and the Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Group, U.S.-China Working Group, United States Congress, and he is a consultant to U.S. government agencies. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations and he is a Senior Advisor of the Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.